Browsing Category Brownies, Bars, and Squares

Date Nut Bars -Chef Maryann Esposito

Esteemed Chef Maryann Esposito of Ciao Italia! has the perfect Date Nut Bar recipe! They are nice and chewy like they are supposed to be, so delicious and just perfect! Not hard to make either! She writes: “No holiday visit to Mom’s was ever complete without her sending me home with a box of her famous Date Nut Bars. Of all her confections, this was…

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Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies are a nice twist on an old favorite! You use 2 box mixes to make these red velvet brownies. A lot of red velvet brownies have cream cheese in them. This one is simple, my favorite. I like it better than a regular brownie. So easy and fast to make! Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: 1 box brownie mix, family size (Use your favorite brand)…

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German Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars

Southern Living’s Dec. 2017 cover of Cookies and Bars featured this decadent and delicious bar that I knew the chocolate lovers in my family would appreciate!  This is a nice, rich Southern recipe, for sure!  They’re similar to Magic Cookie Bars but taken up a few notches!  It takes 2 steps to put it together, but they are easy to follow.  I have a little…

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Lemon Squares~WW and Low Calorie

“Low calorie (126) and WW Smart Points (6) ! Everyone must have a recipe for these famous lemon squares, right!?  Betty Crocker was the first to print a recipe for them in 1963. My recipe is similar to ones that are low calorie and WW and I have been using this recipe for years!   You can find many recipe variations, but this is how I have…

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Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies

“Get your Irish on and make these AMAZING brownies, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!  If you’ve never tried them, you are missing a great treat!  And they are so easy to make with a brownie mix!  Double the recipe to make a larger batch, because I think you may need to!     Enjoy!” Makes: 16 brownies INGREDIENTS:   BROWNIES: 1 brownie mix (19.8 ounce box) ½ cup…

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Mixed Fruit Squares~Italian Bakery Style

    “Here is my version of Italian bakery raisin squares. I use mixed dried fruit instead of just raisins and I add a hint of orange. You can use any dried fruit combination you like!  The crust is just perfect for this heavy filling!  It is nice and sturdy and VERY tasty!   I say this is a special treat that is totally worth the effort! …

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Raspberry Shortbread Squares

“A delicious shortbread crumb topping on these raspberry squares make these a knockout! A great recipe for the holidays, for Valentine’s Day, for Teas, or for any time! These deserve good quality raspberry preserves.   Enjoy!” Servings: 12 INGREDIENTS: 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons vanilla paste or extract 2-1/4 cups flour 8 ounces seedless raspberry preserves  DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat…

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Buttery Rice Krispie Treats

“Years ago Kellogg’s came out with their Rice Krispie Treats recipe on the back of the box and now they are a classic!    I don’t know about you, but I found out a long time ago that if you use a whole stick of butter  instead of just the 3 tablespoons it says in the recipe on the box, the squares come out softer and very…

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Chocolatier Marbled Brownies

       “If I want to go all out and make a really superb, gourmet cream cheese brownie, I pull out this recipe. It comes via the Chocolatier Magazine, approximately around the year 1999.  You can taste the pure high quality of the chocolate.   It is to die for!  My chocoholic husband Bill thinks he died and went to chocolate heaven with one bite of this…

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Banana Walnut Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

 “Another oldie but goodie recipe that is a banana cake bar so moist and delicious, yet firm enough not to fall apart when you pick it up!  NO steps to this one, just mix it all together!   A great way to easily and quickly use up three overripe bananas.    It only has one cup of flour, so it is a low cake bar, more…

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