These Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Bars have a crust that doubles as a crumble topping and are loaded with raspberries, dark chocolate, and almonds. This easy recipe is gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan!

Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Bars (GF + Vegan)

These Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Bars have a crust that doubles as a crumble topping and are loaded with raspberries, dark chocolate, and almonds. This easy recipe is gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan!

These Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Bars have a crust that doubles as a crumble topping and are loaded with raspberries, dark chocolate, and almonds. This easy recipe is gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan!I love when the desserts I make that are gluten free, refined sugar free, and vegan are the one’s that turn out to be the favorite. There’s something totally satisfying about creating a dessert treat that’s pretty much guilt free and even more delicious than desserts that are way more sinful.

These Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Bars are one of those secretly healthy, totally outstanding desserts. And it’s awesome, because they’re super easy to put together. [Read more…]

These Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies are soft and chewy with a burst of coffee flavor, tons of melted chocolate, and a little crunch from chocolate covered espresso beans!

Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies

These Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies are soft and chewy with a burst of coffee flavor, tons of melted chocolate, and a little crunch from chocolate covered espresso beans!

These Chocolate Chunk Espresso Blondies are soft and chewy with a burst of coffee flavor, tons of melted chocolate, and a little crunch from chocolate covered espresso beans!I’m all about baking shortcuts and making baking as fun and easy a process as possible. I know most people don’t like to fuss around with a ton of ingredients, and just want some delicious treats to be ready STAT. Though I’m normally a totally from scratch baker, I was recently contacted by the folks over at Krusteaz, known and loved for their delicious pancake and cookie mixes, about partnering to create recipes for them using their mixes.

Before I started baking from scratch, I loved these mixes and used to play around with them all the time. After looking over all their new delicious mixes, I said yes! [Read more…]

These Browned Butter White Chocolate Blondies with CookieNut Butter Swirl are quick, easy, and delicious! They come together in one bowl, and you'll love the unique CookieNut Butter swirl.

Browned Butter White Chocolate Blondies with CookieNut Butter Swirl

These Browned Butter White Chocolate Blondies with CookieNut Butter Swirl are quick, easy, and delicious! They come together in one bowl, and you’ll love the unique CookieNut Butter swirl.

These Browned Butter White Chocolate Blondies with CookieNut Butter Swirl are quick, easy, and delicious! They come together in one bowl, and you'll love the unique CookieNut Butter swirl.Blondies are one of my favorite go-to desserts. I feel like I could do anything with a blondie, or a bar cookie, really. It’s the perfect vehicle for any flavors I may want to experiment with in one delicious, portable, compact little square.

Best of all? They only take a few minutes to put together (add on a few more for browned butter in this recipe – so worth it), they’re quick to bake, and even quicker to get devoured. [Read more…]

Fresh strawberries and strawberry jelly are swirled into soft peanut butter blondies to create these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars that taste just like your favorite childhood sandwich! They're super easy and come together in one-bowl.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

 Fresh strawberries and strawberry jelly are swirled into soft peanut butter blondies to create these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars that taste just like your favorite childhood sandwich! They’re super easy and come together in one-bowl.

Fresh strawberries and strawberry jelly are swirled into soft peanut butter blondies to create these Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars that taste just like your favorite childhood sandwich! They're super easy and come together in one-bowl.Feels like its been a while, huh? Between my trip to Cabo, getting tonsillitis (icky), having my dad in town, and making 15 different desserts for my sorority’s Red Dress Gala, things have been hectic and crazy and though I’ve been baking a ton, I’ve barely had a minute to sit down and write and share something totally delicious with you all.

I do seriously need to go back and remake a few of the desserts I made for that event though. The event has a sort of dessert auction at the end where each table puts cash into an envelope and the table who donates the most chooses dessert first, and so on. I was tasked with making all of the desserts, which meant two straight days of baking. I had a few stressful moments – it’s so not awesome when the last batch of cookies spreads ALL over the tray – but it was so much fun to be able to make so many different things. [Read more…]

No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They're gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They’re gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.

 No one would guess that these Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies are actually healthy! They're gluten free, refined sugar free, and come together in a few minutes.I started doing something new in my house a few weeks ago. I grabbed one of my old notebooks, placed it next to the cake plate in the kitchen that holds whatever baked goods are around, and I listed sections for each of the baked goods that I had around at the moment. Then I told my housemates to go write their comments.

Even I can get bored of describing new recipes, because there’s only so many ways to describe a cookie or a cake. So now, I can bring you comments, straight from the voices of my housemates and the other various college-aged individuals who pass through my house and try my baking. So far, results are good. [Read more…]

These Funfetti White Chocolate Blondies taste like a fudgy Funfetti cake, made even more delicious by a white chocolate ganache and lots of sprinkles! This easy recipe uses a secret ingredient to get that special cake mix flavor.

Funfetti White Chocolate Blondies

These Funfetti White Chocolate Blondies taste like a fudgy Funfetti cake, made even more delicious by a white chocolate ganache and lots of sprinkles! This easy recipe uses a secret ingredient to get that special cake mix flavor.

These Funfetti White Chocolate Blondies taste like a fudgy Funfetti cake, made even more delicious by a white chocolate ganache and lots of sprinkles! This easy recipe uses a secret ingredient to get that special cake mix flavor.Okay, first things first, I thought it was about time I finally have a reader survey. 4 years into blogging…it’s probably overdue. I kept it short and sweet for you guys – I know you’re busy, so it’s only 10 questions! I write Bakerita for you all, and I’d love some feedback about how I’m doing and what you’d like to see in the future.I’d absolutely love it if you’d click through below to take the survey. It’ll open in a new window, so you can keep reading this post. Thanks in advance!

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Now, let’s talk about these funfetti white chocolate blondies! These were made in celebration, because every celebration needs sprinkles, right?! I made these to celebrate my 1000th Instagram post and held a little thank you giveaway (sorry, it’s closed now). They got cut into cute little circles that looked like doughnuts and got promptly devoured. Because seriously…they’re so good. [Read more…]

These Brown Butter Pear Bars are loaded with juicy, fresh pears in a spiced filling, all piled on a crisp brown butter shortbread crust.

Brown Butter Pear Bars

These Brown Butter Pear Bars are loaded with juicy, fresh pears in a brown butter spiced filling, all piled on a crisp shortbread crust. 

These Brown Butter Pear Bars are loaded with juicy, fresh pears in a brown butter spiced filling, all piled on a crisp shortbread crust. Crispy, crunchy, creamy, sweet, full of brown butter, and loaded with fruit. <— that list encompasses a darn whole lot of my favorite words that you can use to describe a baked good, and all 100% accurately describe the amazingness that is these Brown Butter Pear Bars.

After getting a big box of pears from Harry & David and devouring most of them plain (soooo good…), I realized the vast insufficiency of pear recipes on Bakerita. So, fixing to change that, I dreamed up these bars, layered with brown butter, creamy pear chunks, and an irresistible flavor, and they turned out even better than I had imagined they would. [Read more…]

These Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzel Bars have a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a sugar cookie-style bar that's loaded with peppermint and white chocolate, all topped with melted white chocolate and more peppermint!

Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzel Bars

These Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzel Bars have a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a sugar cookie-style bar that’s loaded with peppermint and white chocolate, all topped with melted white chocolate and more peppermint! These celebrate winter in the most delicious way possible.

These Peppermint White Chocolate Pretzel Bars have a salty-sweet pretzel crust, a sugar cookie-style bar that's loaded with peppermint and white chocolate, all topped with melted white chocolate and more peppermint!Fa la la, it’s holiday time! Which in my baking-centric head, means bring on the peppermint, gingerbread, and too many cookies for anyone to reasonably eat.

…seriously though, how did we get here already?! It’s almost CHRISTMAS! And HANNUKAH! I’m a lucky kid who grew up celebrating both, one with each side of the family. I have amazing, special traditions I associate with each, and one of the things I love most about this time of year is getting to spend time with my family. [Read more…]


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