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The Best One Bowl, Chewy Dark Chocolate Brownies

This is absolutely my go-to brownie recipe. These are chewy, rich, and most importantly very quick to come together. No melting butter or chocolate.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bar Cookies with Chocolate Ganache
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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

“I needed to find something to do with all this extra ganache.” That’s how these bars happened. And it seems like a somewhat fitting tagline to my life – a bit of a glimpse into my daily living.

Gooey Peanut Butter Bar Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling
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Gooey Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars

I have a confession: I’m not real big on peanut butter cookies. I’m sure I just haven’t found the right recipe, but they’re usually both too dry and too bland for my taste. Not so with these lovely gooey chocolate chip peanut butter bars!

Brown Butter Blondie Cookie Bars with Pecans
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Gooey Brown Butter Blondies

When I had a hankering for a batch of blondies the other day, I was kind of surprised that I hadn’t previously investigated bringing together the mouth-watering magic of brown butter and a chewy blondie. My bad. Oversight most excellently rectified.

Chocolate and Plain rice crispy treats
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Black & White Rice Crispy Treats

I made these because the whole internet was freaking out about the solar eclipse, and I cheekily called them “Rice Eclipsie Treats” when I posted a picture on Facebook. But that’s not going to me get anywhere with search engine optimization. Plus they wouldn’t be relevant again until 2024, and, frankly, that’s silly ‘cause these are easy and yummy.

Brown Butter Brownies with Chocolate Chips
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Brown Butter Brownies

I have a confession to make… in general, I think out of the box brownie mixes are better than brownies from scratch. Crazy, I know. But it’s true. I haven’t found a brownie recipe that really beats Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate mix. But! These brown butter brownies come close. And they offer a rich nuttiness (thanks to the browned butter) that’s distinct and delicious.