Whole Wheat Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Chips

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Chips Recipe - Andrea Meyers

I first made these oatmeal peanut butter bars about six years ago, and they were an instant hit at home and at parties and picnics. The rich flavor belies their simplicity—an oatmeal peanut butter cookie crust with chocolate chips sprinkled on top then drizzled with peanut butter glaze—and they always garner “ohs” and “ahs” when…

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Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream

Guinness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream - Andrea Meyers

“I would have never guessed,” Michael said after sampling the custard for the Guinness chocolate ice cream. It wasn’t an ice cream flavor that immediately came to mind for me, either, but I wanted to make some easy and tasty treats for St. Patrick’s Day using Guinness, and the recipe jumped out at me from…

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Chocolate Mousse

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There is something romantic about mousse. Perhaps it’s the chocolate or the combination of light airiness and rich flavor, but whatever it is I think chocolate mousse makes a perfect treat for Valentines or any other romantic occasion. The first time I made this mousse was by special request of my friend Rose. It’s her…

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Mocha Toffee Bars – 12 Days of Cookies

Mocha Toffee Bars Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Day 11 of our 12 Days of Cookies extravaganza thing, and I can’t believe it’s almost over. I had my eye on these mocha toffee bars because I adore chocolate and coffee together, and after making and enjoying them I’ve converted Michael as well. He even asked if we could add these to our annual…

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Bourbon Balls – 12 Days of Cookies

Bourbon Balls Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Day 10 of our 12 Days of Cookies extravaganza thing, and I have to say that I almost didn’t make these bourbon balls because they seemed more like a confection than a cookie to me, except for the fact that they start with a whole bag of Oreos. Yes, crushed chocolate Oreos make the base…

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Curled Wafers (Krumkake) – 12 Days of Cookie

Curled Wafers (Krumkake) - Andrea Meyers

Day 3 of the 12 Days of Cookies extravaganza thing, and I’m still doing crispy cookies. It wasn’t intentional, just kind of happened that way. These particular cookies caught my eye because of the beautiful designs. Gourmet says these Scandinavian inspired krumkake were originally made with an iron held over a hot stove, but they…

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The Daring Bakers Make Pierre Herme’s Chocolate Eclairs

Being a Daring Baker means stretching your skills and imagination while taking on new things, and practically every challenge we have tackled over the last year presented something new for me to try. This month I made choux pastry for the very first time, with many thanks to Meeta of What’s For Lunch Honey? and…

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The Daring Bakers Make Filbert Gateau with Praline Buttercream

Michael’s birthday was last weekend, and when I saw The Daring Bakers challenge for this month, I immediately announced what his birthday cake would be. “Whatever you want to do, Sweet Pea,” was his response. Thank goodness he’s so flexible about food! And thank goodness for chocolate ganache because it not only tastes good, but…

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