"Best Dessert I Ever Ate" Blackberry Dulce De Leche Crumb Bars from Bakerita.com | These bars are some of the best things I've ever tasted!

Blackberry Dulce De Leche Crumb Bars

"Best Dessert I Ever Ate" Blackberry Dulce De Leche Crumb Bars from Bakerita.com | These bars are some of the best things I've ever tasted! These bars were a total baking experiment, and I really had absolutely no idea whether they would be delicious or so weird and not good.

My friend Ally and I were hanging out in our backyard, lounging in the sun on our (super awesome) swing bench, brainstorming baking ideas for me, when this idea was born. I thought of the dulce de leche I had sitting in the cabinet, and wanted to pair it with some thing fruity that was still in season, but berries + dulce de leche seemed like a weird combo. But…blackberries seemed like they might be good with dulce de leche. The tartness + the sweetness could play well together. [Read more...]

Browned Butter Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Blondies from Bakerita.com #recipe

Browned Butter Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Blondies

These one-bowl Browned Butter Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Blondies are chewy, easy, and totally delicious | from Bakerita.com #recipe When I look at the words in the title of this post, I see so many of my favorite things. All the ingredients in this blondie recipe are some of my absolutely favorite baking ingredients, and it’s wonderful that they all play so nicely together. Browned butter, caramel, pecans, and chocolate chips just must be the best of friends, because they seriously love each other in this recipe, and each element works so nicely with the others to create a RICH, but totally delicious and sinful dessert bar.

These blondies use the same base blondie recipe as these Browned Butter Butterscotch Bars (also awesome), which is easy to make and doesn’t require a whole lot of ingredients. The result is a rich, dark, almost chocolate-y looking base because of how deep and dark the browned butter and dark brown sugar make the bars. The taste is buttery and caramelized and everything that caramel lovers appreciate in a good blondie. They get about as “fudgy” as a blondie can manage to be, and the words dry and crumbly will never ever be associated with these babies. [Read more...]

Paleo Magic Cookie Bars from Bakerita.com

Paleo Magic Cookie Bars

Paleo Magic Cookie Bars from Bakerita.com Let’s talk about my favorite childhood dessert for a minute: Magic Cookie Bars. Also known as Seven Layer Bars or Hello Dolly Bars, these pieces of dessert art are truly delicious and are remembered with great fondness by all who have tried them. I really don’t know that I’ve ever had someone not love them. The combination of so many delicious things thrown on top of a buttery graham cracker crust and topped with sweetened condensed milk just really can’t end up as anything but insanely delicious.

My mom and I would make batches and batches of these for Christmas, and when I was little I would constantly be sneaking outside to grab a bar (or three) out of the freezer in our garage where my mom would attempt to hide them. The main problem with these decadent little morsels? They are sooo far from the realm of healthy, and though the holidays are a time for splurging and going calorie-crazy, that’s not necessarily what I want to be doing for the remainder of the year. [Read more...]

Peppermint Oreo Fudge Brownies from Bakerita.com

Peppermint Oreo Fudge Brownies

Peppermint Oreo Fudge Brownies from Bakerita.com

Sooo can I freak out for a sec? I leave for London in 27 DAYS!!! How is that even possible? I’m going to be gone for almost 6 months. It’s going to be surreal, and so fun, and I’m beyond excited. But, also sort of nervous. Big change and all of that. One of my biggest concerns though…is Bakerita! I’m not quite sure how much I’ll be able to bake in London since I’ll be sharing a small kitchen with 9 or 10 other students. Not conducive for food blogging.

I’m thinking that food features about the local foods of the places I’m traveling could be cool, or maybe just travel posts?! I don’t know what you guys want, so if you leave me a comment about what you’d like to see (whatever it is!), I would love your input.

Anyways, moving on to brownies: these are so seasonally-correct, so delicious, so rich, and so absolutely perfect to give to people this holiday season. I’m usually majorly off with creating season desserts, but I’m so glad I made these, and I hope you do too! [Read more...]

Sweet & Salty Brown Sugar Bars | Bakerita.com

Sweet & Salty Brown Sugar Bars

Sweet & Salty Brown Sugar Bars | Bakerita.com One of the best things about baking, one of the things that makes me love doing it so frequently, is being able to share my baking. Obviously, I can’t eat everything I make or I would be huge, so that means I am constantly sharing my treats with family, friends, coworkers, sorority sisters, and neighbors.

These bars in particular went to the Stanley Steamer workers who happened to be at my house when I was finishing photographing them. The two young men were slightly confused to see my set-up, taking pictures of cookie bars on the table with my big background board all set up. Of course, they asked what I was doing, and after we talked about my blog for a little (and they finished cleaning the carpet), I sent them away with a big plate full of these bars. [Read more...]

Salted Dulce De Leche Cookie Bars from Bakerita.com

Salted Dulce De Leche Cookie Bars

Salted Dulce De Leche Cookie Bars from Bakerita.com I just finished my first homework assignment for my junior year of college. Whaaat?

It feels like it was a couple months ago that I was writing a post about choosing a college. Now I’m halfway done. I know it’s a cliche, but seriously, where has all the time gone?

I have this semester at school, next semester I’ll be studying abroad in London (woohoo!!), and after that, I’ll be a senior. It’s incredibly bizarre and I’m trying to convince myself I’m actually halfway done with my college years. [Read more...]