Gooey S’mores Cookie Bars

These S'mores Cookie Bars are gooey wonders! This easy, foolproof recipe produces supremely thick and chewy cookie bars bursting with chocolate and marshmallow!So I just got back from a blogger retreat in beautiful Carmel, CA. More on that soon in an upcoming post :)

But I have to say, a good portion of the night I was scared.

Scared… of mountain lions.

You see, Carmel is a beach town nestled among a pretty countryside. And within every pretty countryside there’s a ferocious beast sniffing me out to eat me alive, and that ferocious beast is a mountain lion. AKA, my worst fear ever.

Well. Besides being burglarized and heights. And monkeys. And sandals.

At nighttime, we kept the doors open to let a breeze in, and of course it’s pitch black outside with no light except for the one illuminating the room we were in. And the ranch we stayed at had huge windows everywhere, just begging to be squinted through into the midnight-black courtyard where I could only assume a family of hungry, rabid mountain lions waited.

And so amidst conversation with the girls and sipping on cocktails, I continued to glance out the windows in prayer that no critters – beastly or otherwise – would emerge from the darkness and kill us all. It didn’t help that I was sitting right next to the open doors and thus would be first pick among rabid monsters.

Naturally.

So in conclusion, next time, I’m bringing a Xanax. And I’ll also suggest having a retreat in a bustling city. I much prefer traffic noise over the eerie silence of a mountain lion’s playground if you know what I mean.

These S'mores Cookie Bars are gooey wonders! This easy, foolproof recipe produces supremely thick and chewy cookie bars bursting with chocolate and marshmallow!I also prefer the ooey gooey goodness of these S’mores Cookie Bars which are out of control amazing. Gooey and rich, they’re packed with a huge, thick layer of marshmallow creme and creamy chocolate and sandwiched between two big ol’ layers of soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. They’re the perfect treat!

You could say I went a little beastly on them.

These S'mores Cookie Bars are gooey wonders! This easy, foolproof recipe produces supremely thick and chewy cookie bars bursting with chocolate and marshmallow!

Gooey S'mores Cookie Bars
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These gooey cookie bars taste just like s'mores!
Ingredients
  • 2 pkgs (24-count each) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 (7 oz) jar JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8" baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Press one of the packages of cookie dough into the bottom of the pan in an even layer. Top with the chocolate chips; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the marshmallow creme and the condensed milk, stir to blend together. Pour over the chocolate chips. Carefully and evenly top with the remaining package of cookie dough. It's okay if some of the marshmallow peeks out through the cracks.
  3. Bake for approx. 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center appears set. Cool completely, then refrigerate for at least an hour to help set up, preferably overnight. Allow bars to come to room temperature slightly before cutting into squares.

These S'mores Cookie Bars are gooey wonders! This easy, foolproof recipe produces supremely thick and chewy cookie bars bursting with chocolate and marshmallow!Supremely gooey, packed with sticky marshmallow creme… these cookie bars are a forced to be reckoned with! You’ll love how thick and chewy they are, with pockets of rich chocolate in every bite! And they’re the perfect way to end S’mores Week.

I hope you’ve enjoyed S’mores Week.. I know I have!!

These S'mores Cookie Bars are gooey wonders! This easy, foolproof recipe produces supremely thick and chewy cookie bars bursting with chocolate and marshmallow!Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

S’mores Tart

This S'mores Tart is rich, velvety, creamy and chocolaty, topped with sweet marshmallows and nestled on a buttery graham cracker crust. It couldn't be more foolproof, either!Lately I have been SO tired.

Like impossibly tired.

Like dosing off at my computer tired.

Normally, I’m not this tired, and I figure it has something to do with my medications, but damn. I am one sleepy girl.

A couple of days ago, I took the day off since I was so exhausted. I figured I’d expend some brain cells and watch a couple of old episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians – I was feeling stupid that day, anyway, and needed something to kind of ease my mind. (On a side note: I don’t know how, why, or when Kardashians became ‘easing’ to my mind but whatever).

And in the middle of a really intense fight between Kourtney and Scott (what else is new?), I totally passed out. Like, remote in hand, mouth to the floor, passed out. Maybe I’m becoming a narcoleptic. Maybe Kourtney’s delightfully monotone voice lulled me into my dreamless sleep at 12pm on a Thursday. Either way, I woke up a little later to Kourtney and Scott having fixed their issues (for now) and Kim about to give birth.

Okay, so I hadn’t missed much, but still. I was shocked I even fell asleep.

And it isn’t like I’m not getting quality sleep at nighttime. I get roughly 10 hours a night every night, and it’s restful sleep. But I’m also craving bedtime every night around 5pm and wishing it were later so it would be socially acceptable to crawl into my bed and pass out.

Is that weird? Am I becoming old?

Is this what it’s like when you die?

Or am I finally, after years of never possessing it, finally getting the napping trait? Because I could be on my deathbed ill and craving sleep, and my body would nope out of every nap I’d tried to have. Maybe now, in my rickity old age of 24, I’m finally seeing the napping side of things.

If so, I sense a lot of sleeping in my future. And I’m kind of okay with that.

This S'mores Tart is rich, velvety, creamy and chocolaty, topped with sweet marshmallows and nestled on a buttery graham cracker crust. It couldn't be more foolproof, either!Whatever it may be, at least I was lucid enough to make this S’mores Tart, and thank goodness for that. This thing is insanely delicious and totally chocolaty. It couldn’t be easier to make, either. Just bake a simple graham cracker crust, fill with the luscious chocolate mixture, and top with miniature marshmallow bits. On a side note, I totally wanted to buy a kitchen torch to torch the living daylights outta some mini marshmallows on top, but the torches were like $50 and I was so not having that, so mini marshmallow bits it was.

If you think you can survive without singing your eyebrows off, use a kitchen torch to blister some miniature marshmallows for that full toasty-s’mores effect. Otherwise, mallow bits it is. Either way, you’ve got something delicious about to be on your hands. And face.

Now that’s what I call sweet dreams.

This S'mores Tart is rich, velvety, creamy and chocolaty, topped with sweet marshmallows and nestled on a buttery graham cracker crust. It couldn't be more foolproof, either!

S'mores Tart
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This delectable S'mores Tart couldn't be simpler to whip together and tastes so rich and sinfully delicious!
Ingredients
  • 1 & ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 6 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 pkg bittersweet chocolate chips (like by Ghirardelli)
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • About ⅔ cup Kraft JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Bits
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9" tart pan lightly with cooking spray and set aside. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the graham crumbs, white sugar and butter with a spatula until moistened and blended. Press the mixture evenly along the bottom and up the sides of the tart pan to form the crust. Bake for approx. 7 minutes on top of a baking sheet to help with easy removal, careful not to lift from the bottom of the tart pan. Cool completely.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until smooth and melted. Immediately pour into the tart shell and very gently spread out into an even layer. Immediately top with the marshmallow bits and gently press to adhere. Allow the tart to set for about 1 hour before cutting into wedges to serve.

This S'mores Tart is rich, velvety, creamy and chocolaty, topped with sweet marshmallows and nestled on a buttery graham cracker crust. It couldn't be more foolproof, either!Rich, creamy, chocolaty and absolutely delicious – I’m not describing myself, people. This tart is out of control and totally amazing. The marshmallow bits are sweet and add a nice crunch to the creamy chocolate tart. I served this up alongside vanilla bean ice cream for a truly outrageously scrumptious experience. I suggest you do the same!

This S'mores Tart is rich, velvety, creamy and chocolaty, topped with sweet marshmallows and nestled on a buttery graham cracker crust. It couldn't be more foolproof, either!Have a super sweet day!!

xo, Hayley

 

S’mores Cinnamon Rolls

These S'mores Cinnamon Rolls are packed with gooey s'moresy flavor, rich chocolate and sticky-sweet marshmallow creme. The ultimate breakfast sweet roll!I really, really, really hate packing.

You’d think someone who enjoys organization would like packing, but I really loathe it.

First of all, there’s the serious fear-of-missing-something. I’m always petrified that I’m leaving something vital behind, like pills or mascara, and then there’s the whole debacle about what to wear.

Foooor instance, I hate thinking that I’m packing the ‘wrong’ thing, ya know? Like, what if everyone else is wearing jeans and I’m the only one on a blustery day in a dress? Or what if it’s cold at night and we’re forced to eat outside for some reason? I don’t want to accidentally cut myself while shivering.

So as a result, my packing turns into severe overpacking because I’m so bizarrely worried I’ll pack the wrong thing or won’t have enough options. I need ALL the options because I may think Tuesday is a shorts-day, but who knows. Maybe it’s a striped maxi dress day after all. You just never know these things. I’m no fortune teller.

And as a result of that, I take like, eleventy thousand years to pack and thus procrastinate as much as possible. Ain’t nobody got time for pressure packing.

These S'mores Cinnamon Rolls are packed with gooey s'moresy flavor, rich chocolate and sticky-sweet marshmallow creme. The ultimate breakfast sweet roll!I do, however, have plenty of time for cinnamon rolls, mainly because this recipe is created start-to-finish in just 60 minutes. That’s practically no time at all for homemade, fluffy, soft cinnamon rolls that taste like gooey s’mores. And boy, are these s’mores-y! My family and I could not keep our hands off of them – they’re so soft and plush and we loved the chocolaty, cinnamon-y graham cracker filling that takes these over the top. And don’t even get me started on the marshmallow creme glaze… :)

Actually. *Do* get me started. I feel like reminiscing… and continuing my packing procrastination.

These S'mores Cinnamon Rolls are packed with gooey s'moresy flavor, rich chocolate and sticky-sweet marshmallow creme. The ultimate breakfast sweet roll!*adapted from my One-Hour Cinnamon Rolls recipe

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These plush and fluffy S'mores Cinnamon Rolls are positively irresistible!
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 1 pkt yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 & ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • FOR FILLING:
  • ½ cup Hershey's Chocolate Spread (or Nutella)
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • FOR GLAZE & TOPPING:
  • 1 (7 oz) jar JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
  • JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Bits
  • Miniature chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter and the milk. Heat on HIGH for one minute, then remove and stir. Continue microwaving in 20 second intervals, stirring after each, until butter has melted and milk is warm to the touch but not hot. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together 3 cups of the flour, the sugar and the salt until combined.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the yeast and the milk mixture and whisk together by hand. Add the flour mixture and egg all at once, and using the paddle attachment, beat on medium-low speed until combined. The dough will likely stick to the sides of the bowl, so sprinkle in the remaining ½ cup of flour to help the dough come together in a ball. Once the dough has pulled away from the sides and forms a ball, continue to beat the dough for 5 minutes on medium-low speed. Remove the dough hook and cover the dough with a damp cloth for 10 minutes to rest.
  3. While the dough rests, prepare your filling: in a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon and set aside.
  4. Turn the dough out onto the floured work surface. Using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out into a large rectangle, about 14x9 inches in size. I did NOT measure my dough out; I only rolled it out and it turned out fine. Honestly, just roll into a decently-sized rectangular shape to your desired thickness. Spread the Hershey's Spread over the surface of the dough and evenly spread on the filling mixture.
  5. Beginning at the longest edge furthest from you, begin rolling up the dough as tightly as possible. Pinch the final seam gently to help seal it up. Using a sharp knife, cut both ends of the dough (the doughiest parts you'll likely discard), and then begin evenly cutting the dough into about 12 equal pieces. You can also use unflavored dental floss to cut the dough, but I used a knife.
  6. Place the rolls into two greased 9" cake pans. Cover the pans with damp towels and place the pans on top of your oven range for 25 minutes (or another warm place for them to rise). After the rolls have risen, uncover the dish and bake for approx. 15-20 minutes or until the rolls are golden, cooked through and bubbling.
  7. In a small bowl, scoop out the marshmallow creme and microwave for approx. 30-45 seconds or until soft and smooth but not super liquidy. Pour/spread over the tops of the rolls evenly and sprinkle with marshmallow bits and chocolate chips. Serve!

These S'mores Cinnamon Rolls are packed with gooey s'moresy flavor, rich chocolate and sticky-sweet marshmallow creme. The ultimate breakfast sweet roll!I mean… the gooey factor is out of control.

These S'mores Cinnamon Rolls are packed with gooey s'moresy flavor, rich chocolate and sticky-sweet marshmallow creme. The ultimate breakfast sweet roll!These rolls are so fluffy and delicious – I know you’ll love these cinnamon rolls and their delectable filling and topping!

These S'mores Cinnamon Rolls are packed with gooey s'moresy flavor, rich chocolate and sticky-sweet marshmallow creme. The ultimate breakfast sweet roll!Have a sweet day!

xo, Hayley

 

S’mores Thumbprint Cookies

These S'mores Thumbprint Cookies are tender, buttery cookies rolled in sweet graham cracker crumbs, then topped with a miniature mountain of rich chocolate spread and mini marshmallows! This foolproof, small-batch recipe is to-die for!I officially declare this week S’mores Week. Mostly because I’m craving marshmallows like a mad woman. I guess it helps that I’m JET-PUFFED’s brand ambassador, right? :)

Anywho. After trying Starbucks’ S’mores Frappuccino, recreating it here, and obsessing, I realized I’m a die-hard s’mores fan and I needed ALLTHESMORES. So S’mores Week is actually a natural progression as we dive deeper into my obsession. Don’t mind me!

Aaaaand of course, you can’t have s’mores without cookies. Or maybe you can, I dunno. But I personally think cookies and s’mores should go hand-in-hand. After all, graham crackers are basically cookies and they’re required with s’mores, so there’s that bit of evidence supporting my theory. You can’t argue with cookies, and if you can, you suck.

These S'mores Thumbprint Cookies are tender, buttery cookies rolled in sweet graham cracker crumbs, then topped with a miniature mountain of rich chocolate spread and mini marshmallows! This foolproof, small-batch recipe is to-die for!These S’mores Thumbprint Cookies couldn’t be easier to whip up and they’re utterly delicious. Note that these cookies aren’t super sweet – they have minimal sugar in them – but they make up for it with that delightful graham cracker coating and that thick mountain of chocolate spread in the center. Then, of course, the miniature marshmallow bits which are so cute I could cry. These are the bees knees, people.

So yeah. Hope you like s’mores!

These S'mores Thumbprint Cookies are tender, buttery cookies rolled in sweet graham cracker crumbs, then topped with a miniature mountain of rich chocolate spread and mini marshmallows! This foolproof, small-batch recipe is to-die for!*adapted from this recipe

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These buttery s'mores cookies taste amazing and have a huge mountain of chocolate smack dab in the middle of each graham crackery bite! You won't be able to stop at one!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • About ½ cup chocolate spread (I used Hershey's Chocolate Spread)
  • 3-4 Tbsp Kraft JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Bits
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone liner or mist the sheet lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the egg YOLK and the vanilla and beat to combine. Lastly, add in the flour until a soft dough forms. This recipe makes very few cookies, by the way, but it's easily doubled.
  3. Quickly whisk the egg white for a few seconds to break it up. Using a cookie dough scoop, roll Tablespoon-sized balls of dough into balls and quickly coat in the egg white, then dredge into the graham cracker crumbs to coat. Place about 2" apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes, then remove from the oven and gently press an indentation in the middle using a teaspoon or wooden spoon handle, careful not to puncture completely through the cookie. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Cool completely on the baking sheet.
  5. Place the chocolate spread into a resealable plastic baggy and snip off the corner. Pipe into the indentations of each cookie; top with a pinch of marshmallow bits. Serve immediately.

These S'mores Thumbprint Cookies are tender, buttery cookies rolled in sweet graham cracker crumbs, then topped with a miniature mountain of rich chocolate spread and mini marshmallows! This foolproof, small-batch recipe is to-die for!I know you’ll love these petite, adorable little cookies! This recipe makes a small batch that’s easily doubled or tripled to suit your needs, but be prepared to hoover the entire batch because they’re that good! Tender cookies with a crunchy, buttery exterior thanks to the graham cracker crumbs, and filled with a miniature mountain of thick and creamy chocolate spread. They’re irresistible!

Stay tuned for more fun s’mores week recipes coming your way!

Have a sweet day!

xo, Hayley

The Best Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

These Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies are so supremely soft, tender and buttery! This recipe is totally foolproof; you won't want another sugar cookie recipe after this easy, delicious one!I’m kinda sorta bummed that my town doesn’t have a bakery.

Anytime I travel, I immediately google the current city I’m in + bakery so I can check out where the locals eat, and of course, where I can get some desserts. You know, for research. #alltheresearch

But my town doesn’t have anything like that. We have a single cupcake shop, but the cupcakes are pricey and they play too much Michael Buble (I should know; I used to work there). Otherwise, it’s Whole Foods or another supermarket bakery for your goods.

But I want something authentic, somewhere that sells ginormous brownies and cookies the size of saucers. Is that too much to ask? Apparently.

And don’t tell me to open my own bakery, because I surely will not. That requires too much work and I have a whopping $12 to my name currently and don’t think most realtors accept assorted nickels and packets of gum for payment, sooooo..

Also there’s that thing where I’d probably eat all of my creations. So there’s that. #fatass

In the meantime, I’ll dream of a bakery opening up shop soon while I double-fist these Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies. They’re ridiculously amazing and couldn’t be simpler to whip together. I like mine plain with just a light coating of sugar, but they’d be great to frost or coat in sprinkles as well. (I know, I opted without sprinkles – what’s wrong with me?!) But for these cookies, classic, straight-forward cookieness just seemed right.

These Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies are so supremely soft, tender and buttery! This recipe is totally foolproof; you won't want another sugar cookie recipe after this easy, delicious one!Since I’m physically incapable of making a cut-out cookie (and don’t even talk to me about my mortal nemesis: royal icing), these cookies are great for me. They’re perfectly imperfect in that they’re round with slightly jagged edges but they’re packed with flavor, are super decadent, and absolute buttery perfection. They don’t need a ton of bells and whistles to ‘em which makes them great for novice bakers or those who just want an unadulterated sugar cookie fix, sans icing. Which is me. All the time.

So yeah, please make them? Your tummy will thank you.

These Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies are so supremely soft, tender and buttery! This recipe is totally foolproof; you won't want another sugar cookie recipe after this easy, delicious one!*from Pioneer Woman’s recipe

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The Best Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies
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These Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies truly are the BEST! Soft, moist and tender, they taste delicious on their own but would be great coated in a light icing or dash of sprinkles.
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups plus 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • Additional white sugar, for rolling cookies
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, oil, sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla and eggs until creamed and combined, about 2 minutes. Add in the baking soda, tarter, salt and flour and gently mix until a soft dough forms. Chill in the fridge for at LEAST 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with silicone baking mats or spray the sheets lightly with cooking spray. Using a cookie dough scoop, portion out rounded Tablespoon-sized balls of dough and roll in the additional white sugar to coat. Place 2" apart on the prepared sheets.
  3. Bake for approx. 9-11 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time to ensure even baking or until golden brown. Do not over-bake. Cool on the cookie sheets completely before serving. Ice if desired.

These Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies are so supremely soft, tender and buttery! This recipe is totally foolproof; you won't want another sugar cookie recipe after this easy, delicious one!These are so supremely soft and buttery, with a nice, tender crumb and just a subtle crunch from their sugary exterior. Together, the powdered sugar and cream of tarter give these cookies such impeccable texture and lift; they’re like sugar clouds. I know you’ll love them!

These Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies are so supremely soft, tender and buttery! This recipe is totally foolproof; you won't want another sugar cookie recipe after this easy, delicious one!

Have a sweet Friday!

xo, Hayley

Fudgy Frosted Brownies

These Fudgy Frosted Brownies are the BEST, easiest, fudgiest brownies you'll ever have! Rich and chocolaty, they're like fudge with chocolate frosting on top!A couple days ago, my family and I were all sitting in the living room watching TV when we heard this really loud music creeping closer and closer to the house. We paused our TV show and looked around at each other confusedly, only to see a random man on a motorcycle pull into my neighbor’s driveway blasting Beach Boys.

Seriously. Riding a freakin’ Harley and blasting – and I mean blasting – the Beach Boys. What kind of sick joke was this?

Like you can’t even blast AC/DC or Metallica? Something a little more blast-worthy? Beach Boys are more like distorted music that plays on a beach pier or as background music at a Hawaiian-themed restaurant. They’re hardly Harley Davidson-worthy music. But I digress.

It instantly reminded me of back when we lived at our old house in another neighborhood, we had this neighbor who, without fail, would blast ‘Baby Love’ by The Supremes every single time he arrived home. No joke. He was easily in his mid-fifties and was super macho – dude would bench press a ton in his garage regularly – but we’d be minding our own business when our ears would fill with Diana Ross and we’d instantly know our neighbor was home the second we heard her crooning ‘Baby Love.’

I wondered, did he only have one CD in his Jeep which only contained the song ‘Baby Love’? How come we never heard any other Supremes songs? Perhaps ‘Baby Love’ was his ultimate favorite, or maybe the CD skipped every other track except Baby Love. Maybe his CD player got the Supremes CD stuck inside of it and would only play Baby Love. The world may never know, but now when I hear that sweet song, I instantly think of my wrinkly, yolked-up neighbor.

It’s awesome.

These Fudgy Frosted Brownies are the BEST, easiest, fudgiest brownies you'll ever have! Rich and chocolaty, they're like fudge with chocolate frosting on top!Anywho. This has nothing to do with these Fudgy Frosted Brownies but I’ll pretend like it does. Maybe these macho men who have a strange, feminine preference in music like fudgy frosted brownies? God only knows. But there’s nothing wrong with liking these brownies – they’re absolutely incredible, SO FUDGY, and totally rich. It’s like eating a piece of sugary fudge with frosting on top.

And that’s seriously awesome.

These Fudgy Frosted Brownies are the BEST, easiest, fudgiest brownies you'll ever have! Rich and chocolaty, they're like fudge with chocolate frosting on top!*adapted from my Best Ever Fudge Brownies recipe

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Fudgy Frosted Brownies
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Ingredients
  • 1 & ¼ cups unsalted butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract (I recommend a high-quality vanilla like a Madagascar Bourbon)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 & ¼th cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp - 1 tsp instant espresso powder (optional but recommended for a flavor boost; start with ½ tsp for a deeper flavor and use 1 tsp if you want something stronger)
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips or baking bar
  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate chips or baking bar
  • FOR FROSTING:
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-4 Tbsp heavy cream, if needed
  • About 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • Chocolate candy pieces or rainbow sprinkles
Instructions
  1. First, make your brownies. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 13x9" baking pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, melt the butter and chocolate together. You can either do this in a microwave-save bowl in the microwave, heating at 45-second increments, stirring after each round until smooth, or you can do it in a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water, like a double-boiler method (just make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the bowl). I did the microwave method and it worked just fine.
  2. NOTE: if you are using baking bars (such as Baker's), break them up into individual, segmented pieces before melting. This helps expedite the melting process and make for a smooth batter.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the sugar, eggs and vanilla with the paddle attachment until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add in the chocolate butter mixture until smooth. Then, add in the flour, espresso powder (if using) and salt until a soft yet thick batter has formed.
  4. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs (not super wet). Brownies will be very fudgy. Do not overbake, as brownies WILL continue to cook and set up once they cool. Allow to cool completely.
  5. Once cooled, make your frosting: In a large bowl, combine the butter, cocoa, and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add heavy cream only if necessary to thin out frosting. Frosting is done when it is thick yet spreadable.
  6. Spread evenly over cooled brownies and garnish with rainbow sprinkles or candy pieces. Allow to set for about 40 minutes before cutting into squares to serve.

These Fudgy Frosted Brownies are the BEST, easiest, fudgiest brownies you'll ever have! Rich and chocolaty, they're like fudge with chocolate frosting on top!These brownies are so impossibly fudgy! I know you and your family will adore them!!

These Fudgy Frosted Brownies are the BEST, fudgiest brownies you'll ever have! Rich and chocolaty, they're like fudge with chocolate frosting on top!Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

Copycat S’mores Frappuccino

These Copycat S'mores Frappuccinos taste just like the coffee chain's but BETTER. Complete with chocolate, marshmallow whipped cream and a creamy, s'mores flavored shake topped with Biscoff cookies.I have been on such a frappuccino kick lately. Like, it’s getting ridiculous (and expensive).

But I am such a marketer’s dream come true and will buy any new flavored frappe available. Birthday cake? Had to try… and recreated it HERE. Java Chip? An old favorite. Caramel Coconut – remember that one? Deliciousness. And s’mores? Done for. I live for s’mores flavored anything.

Which reminds me that a couple days ago, I tried the s’mores frappuccino and then later went to froyo with my sister, whereupon I purchased a s’mores froyo. It was totally a s’mores day and we ate it outside where they had a fire pit and where obnoxious teenagers who just swiped their first pack of cigarettes were playing cornhole and being annoying.

I thought back to those days where I’d be mock-offended at whatever a cute boy said, so I’d playfully hit him and act humorously sensitive so he’d swoop me into a hug and (hopefully) kiss me in front of an audience of poor, innocent, unsuspecting people eating frozen yogurt. I’d talk a little louder, gesticulate a little bigger, and keep my eyes peeled for people watching me and my super cute boyfriend be annoying teenagers. Aren’t we so cute? Everyone wishes their boyfriend was as cute as my boyfriend, I’d think to myself, even though in retrospect all of my boyfriends were kind of ugly. Sorry not sorry.

So as I hoovered froyo into my face while watching these teenagers smoke their first-ever cigarettes while playing corn hole and talking loudly, I fondly realized that you couldn’t pay me enough money to be a gawky, awkward teenager ever again. People say, “ah, to be 16 again” and I say been there, done that, and 0/10 would recommend.

Mostly because I was annoying (sorry, Mom) and because I ate chicken caesar salads and chocolate donuts daily and that’s disgusting. Also, see the note about ugly boyfriends. UGH.

ANYWHO. Back to s’mores stuff.

These Copycat S'mores Frappuccinos taste just like the coffee chain's but BETTER. Complete with chocolate, marshmallow whipped cream and a creamy, s'mores flavored shake topped with Biscoff cookies.This frappuccino is amazing, people. It’s creamy, icy, and packed with s’moresy goodness thanks to all of the components which make it special: marshmallow whipped cream (!!), crushed Biscoff cookies on top, an ample amount of fudge sauce, and that s’mores base which rocks your face off.

10/10 would recommend.

These Copycat S'mores Frappuccinos taste just like the coffee chain's but BETTER. Complete with chocolate, marshmallow whipped cream and a creamy, s'mores flavored shake topped with Biscoff cookies.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Copycat S'mores Frappuccino
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Recipe type: Frozen Desserts
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Serves: 1-2
 
This Copycat S'mores Frappuccino tastes just like the real thing but BETTER because of the homemade marshmallow whipped cream and the creamy, icy s'mores-flavored base. You'll love this coffeehouse copycat!
Ingredients
  • 6 oz milk (I used skim, but any kind works)
  • 1 Tbsp powdered vanilla coffee creamer dissolved in 1 oz warm water
  • 1 oz Torani S'mores flavored syrup
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup, plus more for drizzling
  • ½ pkg (about 1 cup) Cool Whip Free, frozen
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup marshmallow creme
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Crushed Biscoff Cookies or graham crackers
Instructions
  1. First, make your whipped cream. In the bowl of a stand mixer attached with the whisk attachment, beat the heavy whipping cream on high speed until soft peaks form. Add in the marshmallow creme and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  2. In a large blender, add the milk, coffee creamer in water, s'mores syrup, Cool Whip, two (2) Tablespoons of chocolate syrup and ice and blend on HIGH for about 1 minute.
  3. Spoon a heaping Tablespoon or two of the marshmallow whipped cream into the bottoms of two glasses; add about a Tablespoon of chocolate syrup. Pour the drinks among the two glasses and garnish with the remaining whipped cream. Sprinkle with crushed Biscoff cookies (what I used) or crushed graham crackers. Serve!

These Copycat S'mores Frappuccinos taste just like the coffee chain's but BETTER. Complete with chocolate, marshmallow whipped cream and a creamy, s'mores flavored shake topped with Biscoff cookies.This S’mores Frappuccino is so amazing, you guys! It tastes just like the coffee shop’s but BETTER since it’s homemade. And that marshmallow whipped cream? INCREDIBLE. You won’t be able to resist this campfire treat!

These Copycat S'mores Frappuccinos taste just like the coffee chain's but BETTER. Complete with chocolate, marshmallow whipped cream and a creamy, s'mores flavored shake topped with Biscoff cookies.Want more s’mores? Check out my other s’moresy recipes!

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Have a super sweet day!!

xo, Hayley

 

Donut Tiramisu

This unique Donut Tiramisu uses long, maple-y long john donuts instead of ladyfingers to soak up all the chocolate and coffee goodness! Creamy, sweet and rich, this tiramisu will soon become a fast favorite!You guys. This tiramisu is out of control in the best way possible.

I mean, instead of boring old ladyfingers, I made it with yeasty, maple-y donuts. WHAT COULD BE BETTER?

(The answer: another slice. Because I’m woefully lacking it right now).

This idea came at me in a couple of different directions. First, I knew I wanted to make tiramisu because I just got this brand spankin’ new Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Coffee Machine delivered to my door as part of being their Brand Ambassador. And you guys, this brewer is totally amazing! Here’s why.

Hamilton Beach FlexBrewFirst of all, it’s called ‘FlexBrew’ because it’s a flexible brewing machine… meaning it will brew a carafe’s worth of coffee on one half, and brew a single cup of coffee on the other. Pretty neat, right? As someone who drinks only a cup of coffee but uses a carafe to brew (all the waste – tragic, I know), this is a genius solution for me. When company comes over, or for lazy Sundays where I can drink cup after cup, the carafe side is perfect. Simply switch the dial to “Carafe” to brew. But for most days, I’m a single serving kinda gal, so I’ll just switch the dial the other way and brew my solo cup.

Hamilton Beach FlexBrewIt’s pretty genius, you guys.

So with this new coffee magic, I knew I would brew a pot of coffee so I could simultaneously drink my coffee, make my tiramisu, and serve it with my tiramisu. Brilliance!

This unique Donut Tiramisu uses long, maple-y long john donuts instead of ladyfingers to soak up all the chocolate and coffee goodness! Creamy, sweet and rich, this tiramisu will soon become a fast favorite!And then I got to thinking – I’ve never actually seen ladyfingers in real life. Does my grocery store even carry those? Are the only people who consume ladyfingers regularly old ladies? Donuts also go with coffee, so why not use those? Donuts. Yes. Donuts.

And here you have it, in all its glory. And it really, truly is glorious.

This unique Donut Tiramisu uses long, maple-y long john donuts instead of ladyfingers to soak up all the chocolate and coffee goodness! Creamy, sweet and rich, this tiramisu will soon become a fast favorite!*adapted from my Bailey’s Twinkie Tiramisu recipe

Donut Tiramisu
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Recipe type: Treats
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Serves: 9
 
This Donut Tiramisu is packed with rich coffee and chocolate flavors and a delightful whipped cream cheese filling. You won't be able to resist having another slice!
Ingredients
  • 4 long john donuts (or another bar-shaped, unfilled donut), split lengthwise
  • 1 (12 oz) container whipped cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed
  • ¼ cup chocolate sauce
  • ¼ cup strong brewed coffee, at room temperature
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8" baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Mist the foil lightly with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Line four halves of the donuts along the bottom of the dish. Drizzle with half of the chocolate sauce and coffee evenly. Set aside. Meanwhile, cream together the whipped cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon with a handheld mixer until creamy, about 1 minute. Fold in the Cool Whip until combined. Spread HALF of the mixture evenly over top of the donuts. Lay with the remaining four donuts, drizzle evenly with coffee and chocolate, and top evenly with the remaining Cool Whip mixture.
  3. Refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight, if possible. Cut into squares and serve.

This unique Donut Tiramisu uses long, maple-y long john donuts instead of ladyfingers to soak up all the chocolate and coffee goodness! Creamy, sweet and rich, this tiramisu will soon become a fast favorite!This tiramisu is packed with that fresh-from-the-fryer donut flavor. Rich and maple-y, this tiramisu is soft, light and fluffy, studded with cinnamon and bursting with coffee and chocolate flavor. You’ll love it and the fun donut twist!

For more information on Hamilton Beach’s FlexBrew Coffee Machine, be sure to visit their website! You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

Have a delicious day!

xo, Hayley

In the interest of full disclosure, I was generously provided with a machine to sample in my own home as a brand ambassador. All opinions are 100% my own. 

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs

These No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs are the ultimate treat! Egg-free cookie dough is wrapped with fudgy brownies and coated in rich milk chocolate. A chocolate lover's dream!Can we talk about obnoxiously loud sneezers for a minute?

WHY DO YOU DO THIS?

I get that you can’t control when a sneeze will happen, but that terribly loud yelling that happens at the end of sneezing? Totally controllable. Likewise, the “AHHHHHHHHH” buildup is totally unnecessary and just makes you look like you’re a weird loser who fails at sneezing. Congratulations to you.

A couple days ago I was on a walk with Mannie when I heard this loud, high-pitched scream. I started looking around and checking my surroundings for the culprit. It was only then that I realized it was a woman’s sneezing as she walked by.

“Allergies, huh? They’re the worst!” she said as she bypassed me. I wanted to say, “and so are your sneezes” but I figured that’d be a tad snarky. The woman already has to live her life with what is the most humiliating sneeze ever. She doesn’t need a random woman’s insult.

The point is? Don’t sneeze like you’re screaming bloody murder. Cut down on the noise level about 143 notches. And don’t sheepishly blame “allergies” because we all have allergies yet we don’t all sneeze like we’re being murdered by a masked man wielding an axe.

But I digress.

A couple days ago, my dad wanted me to make some more of my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs but it was creeping on 100 degrees outside and I was not about to turn on that oven. But then it hit me: I could totally make no-bake bombs with a couple of simple ingredient swaps. And thus, these No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs were born.

These No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs are the ultimate treat! Egg-free cookie dough is wrapped with fudgy brownies and coated in rich milk chocolate. A chocolate lover's dream!The secret? Prepared brownie bites, which you can find in the bakery department of nearly all grocery stores. These little fudgy wonders are what sandwich the cookie dough filling and make the bombs extra rich and special. Pure deliciousness!

Now, who’s ready for any excuse to eat these?!

These No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs are the ultimate treat! Egg-free cookie dough is wrapped with fudgy brownies and coated in rich milk chocolate. A chocolate lover's dream!*adapted from my original brownie bombs recipe

4.3 from 3 reviews
No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs
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Recipe type: Brownie Bombs
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Serves: 21
 
These No-Bake Brownie Bombs come together in minutes and taste like the original, without ever having to turn on your oven! Genius!
Ingredients
  • 3 pkgs (about 42-count total) prepared fudge brownie bites (find these in your store's bakery section)
  • 1 & ½ pkgs Chocolate CandiQuik
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 & ½ cups mini chocolate chips, divided
Instructions
  1. First, make your dough: in the bowl of a stand mixer fixed with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the milk and vanilla. Lastly, beat in the salt and flour until a soft dough has formed. Stir in ONE (1) cup of the chocolate chips.
  2. Take a brownie bite and place a rounded Tablespoon of dough on top of the brownie bite. Gently sandwich with another brownie bite, forming a sandwich. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and repeat with remaining sandwiches. There should be about 20-21 total. Pop in the freezer for about 30 minutes - 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Once firmed, melt the CandiQuik according to package directions until smooth. Dunk each brownie bomb into the CandiQuik, coating it completely with the chocolate, and return it gently to the foil-lined baking sheet. Top with the chocolate chips.
  4. Allow chocolate to harden before serving. Store leftover bombs in fridge for about 3 days, or in freezer for about 1 month.

These No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs are the ultimate treat! Egg-free cookie dough is wrapped with fudgy brownies and coated in rich milk chocolate. A chocolate lover's dream!These brownie bombs are so fudgy and irresistible! Packed with that luscious egg-free cookie dough, they’re a miracle bomb that doesn’t require an oven to prepare. Genius!

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These No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs are the ultimate treat! Egg-free cookie dough is wrapped with fudgy brownies and coated in rich milk chocolate. A chocolate lover's dream!

Hope you have a fabulous day!!

xo, Hayley

No-Bake Margarita Cheesecake Pie

This Margarita Cheesecake Pie is a no-bake wonder! It comes together in minutes, has great creamy, icy texture, and tastes like a frozen margarita, bursting with fresh, sweet & tart lime flavor!Happy Monday, you guys!

This Margarita Cheesecake Pie is to-die for. For reals.

Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow and I figured I was better late than never with this recipe. I knew that after trying my No-Bake Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie that I had to make a margarita version and here it is. Creamy, luscious, sweet and tart and just packed with a margarita punch. And non-drinkers, hath no fear – it is non-alcoholic.

Though if you’re a daredevil like myself, spiking it is recommended. I don’t tequila-discriminate.

My mom loves sour stuff. Sweet Tarts and the sour Jelly Bellies are one of her favorite things. I, however, cannot stand sour candy. Gummy worms – the ones that were once sour in a past life but are now a whisper of sour – are the only “sour” I can tolerate. Anything else is off-limits.

So you’d think that my mom would love margaritas, what with their sour punch and extreme tartness. But no, she hates margaritas with an intense passion. The woman who shoves a whole lime in her Corona, the woman who will eat Sweet Tarts until her tongue swells, the woman who loves sour candy with a fiery passion hates margaritas.

Did I mention she’s also allergic to cucumbers but not pickles? She is a strange, strange woman indeed.

I, for one, enjoy margaritas despite my typical anti-sour attitude. I kind of enjoy the puckery punch that the fresh lime has and the kick from the tequila. And this is precisely one of the reasons why I devoured this pie faster than you can say “tequila shots.”

That, and because it was 99 degrees F on Friday. NINETY-NINE. That is so foul, y’all. So I was taking alllllll the chill I could get, and this pie offered plenty of that iciness I craved on that hot day.

[And PLEASE don’t tell me 99 degrees isn’t hot. What kind of world do you live in if 99 degrees F. isn’t hot!? Whatever it is, I do not want to live in it.]

This Margarita Cheesecake Pie is a no-bake wonder! It comes together in minutes, has great creamy, icy texture, and tastes like a frozen margarita, bursting with fresh, sweet & tart lime flavor!ANYWHO. Let’s get to the bottom of this pie.

Er. I already did. Oops.

This Margarita Cheesecake Pie is a no-bake wonder! It comes together in minutes, has great creamy, icy texture, and tastes like a frozen margarita, bursting with fresh, sweet & tart lime flavor!*adapted from my No Bake Pink Lemonade Cheesecake Pie Recipe

No-Bake Margarita Cheesecake Pie
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Recipe type: Pie
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Serves: 8
 
This creamy, icy cheesecake pie is packed with a puckery punch from margarita mix, cream cheese and Cool Whip. It's such a dreamy Cinco de Mayo or summertime treat!
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 6 oz frozen margarita mix, somewhat thawed
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip, thawed
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust
  • Sparkling sugar, optional but recommended for crunch and a cute "salt" appearance
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, margarita mix, and condensed milk with a handheld electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Continue beating for about 2 minutes or until creamy and smooth.
  2. Spoon in the Cool Whip and lime zest and beat to combine. Continue beating for about 2-3 minutes or until mixture is thick and fluffy. Mixture will continue to thicken as you whip it.
  3. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust and smooth out the top. Immediately freeze for up to 4-6 hours or overnight (overnight recommended) before cutting into slices. Garnish with the sparkling sugar right before serving. This is best served straight from the freezer or slightly thawed.

This Margarita Cheesecake Pie is a no-bake wonder! It comes together in minutes, has great creamy, icy texture, and tastes like a frozen margarita, bursting with fresh, sweet & tart lime flavor!I love the appearance of the sparkling sugar “salt” on top of each piece of this luscious, creamy pie. It’s packed with that punch of lime thanks to the non-alcoholic margarita mix and has plenty of that sweet-tart flavor you crave from a frosty, marg-on-the-rocks.

*Want to add tequila? Add about 1 shot’s worth in when you mix the condensed milk, cream cheese and margarita mix.*

*Cutting calories? Make this with fat-free or reduced-fat cream cheese, fat-free sweetened condensed milk, and Cool Whip Free or sugar-free Cool Whip.*

This Margarita Cheesecake Pie is a no-bake wonder! It comes together in minutes, has great creamy, icy texture, and tastes like a frozen margarita, bursting with fresh, sweet & tart lime flavor!Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

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