These Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies are dense chocolate fudge cookies packed with malted milk powder, chocolate chips, and malt balls. These quick and easy treats will fly off the cookie plate!

Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies

These Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies are dense chocolate fudge cookies packed with malted milk powder, chocolate chips, and malt balls. These quick and easy treats will fly off the cookie plate! 

These Chocolate Malt Ball Cookies are dense chocolate fudge cookies packed with malted milk powder, chocolate chips, and malt balls. These quick and easy treats will fly off the cookie plate! Sometimes, when life gets too hectic, or demanding, I stop and I reflect and I take a couple deep breaths, and then, when I can, I go bake.

Baking is, and always has been, my form of escape. It’s where my creativity unleashes and I can just get lost in the process of doing. 

I’m in a class this semester, Economics of Happiness, and we just read a book called The Geography of Bliss. It follows a man traveling around the world in search of what makes countries some of the happiest, or saddest, places in the world. My biggest personal take away of the book? I want to go to Iceland. [Read more…]

This XL Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cup is a gigantic version of your favorite candy, loaded up with a super peanut buttery cookie dough filling. This one is for the peanut butter lovers!

XL Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cup

This XL Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cup is a gigantic version of your favorite candy, loaded up with a super peanut buttery cookie dough filling. This one is for the peanut butter lovers!

This XL Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cup is a gigantic version of your favorite candy, loaded up with a super peanut buttery cookie dough filling. This one is for the peanut butter lovers!I’m having a moment. I just wrote this post, had it totally done except for uploading pictures, and I pressed something wrong. It’s all gone!! Oh no. Okay, well, XL Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cup post round 2. Time to regroup, let’s talk about chocolate.

I’m going to cut to the chase: if you love chocolate and peanut butter, you need this in your life. I had always wondered whether a peanut butter cup could be made better, and I finally figured out how: fill it with silky, super peanut buttery cookie dough, and make it ginormous. [Read more…]

This Easy Rocky Road Fudge is rich, creamy, and comes together in less than 10 minutes with just 5 ingredients!

Easy Rocky Road Fudge

This Easy Rocky Road Fudge is rich, creamy, and comes together in less than 10 minutes with just 5 ingredients! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GoNutsForNuts #CollectiveBias

This Easy Rocky Road Fudge is rich, creamy, and comes together in less than 10 minutes with just 5 ingredients!One of my favorite things about baking is being able to give my baked goods away. Giving people desserts and treats that I create is how I show appreciation, and how I show people I care about them. I say thank you with a batch a cookies, get well soon with a batch of brownies, and constantly make treats just for the ones that I love. As a relatively introverted person in my day to day life, baking is how I connect with people.

It’s something I can get excited about, and it’s something I can talk to people about, and best of all, it’s something that I can share. And during the holidays? I totally have an excuse to make an obscene amount of cookies and candies and baked goods galore, package them up in cute little boxes with bows and ribbons, and send them off to the people who have helped me this year, the people I’m grateful for, and the friends that I care about. [Read more…]

Apple Cider Caramel | made with delicious fresh cider for a burst of fall flavors in your mouth! Recipe from bakerita.com

Apple Cider Caramels

Apple Cider Caramel | made with delicious fresh cider for a burst of fall flavors in your mouth! Recipe from bakerita.comThere’s something incredibly satisfying about making your own candy. I always feel way more successful after an awesome batch of caramel or toffee than I do about a great batch of cookies – but the truth is, there’s no need for it to feel like an accomplishment, because it’s really not that hard!

(But you should still totally feel great about making these, because they’re awesome and everyone will love ‘em).

As long as you have an accurate candy thermometer, you’re in business. Candy does require a close eye, but only for a few minutes, and it all comes together so quickly that as long as you have all your ingredients put together before you start the recipe, you’ll be golden. [Read more…]

Salted Rosemary Pecan Brittle from Bakerita.com

Salted Rosemary Pecan Brittle

This Salted Rosemary Pecan Brittle comes together in 15 minutes and is so unique and delicious! It also wraps beautifully to make the perfect gift.

This Salted Rosemary Pecan Brittle comes together in 15 minutes and is so unique and delicious! It also wraps beautifully to make the perfect gift.

I’m a little…okay, a lot, behind on the holiday gift train. Seriously. 4 days before Christmas? Most of the parties are already over, but I digress. I may be super duper late with this recipe in blogger-world, but if you’re still needing a Christmas gift, a stocking stuffer, or a wonderfully tasty snack for Santa’s platter, or you know, just to snack on while your wrapping presents, this salted rosemary pecan brittle is amazing.

It is different from the typical peanut brittle. That was the original direction I was going with the recipe, but somehow things got away from me and I ended up with a wonderful version of brittle that I know I’m going to be making over and over again. [Read more…]

Sweet & Salty Brown Sugar Bars | Bakerita.com

Sweet & Salty Brown Sugar Bars

These chewy Sweet & Salty Brown Sugar Bars are full of sweet and salty treats that are perfect for dessert! These are packed with pretzels, almonds, M&Ms, Rolos, and Snickers.

These chewy Sweet & Salty Brown Sugar Bars are full of sweet and salty treats that are perfect for dessert! These are packed with pretzels, almonds, M&Ms, Rolos, and Snickers.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…]

No-Bake Snickers Pie

No-Bake Snickers Pie

This No-Bake Snickers Pie is easy enough to whip up on the busiest days, doesn’t require turning on the oven, and delicious enough that you’ll crave it all the time!

No-Bake Snickers Pie, a luscious cheesecake filling that is full of Snickers, peanuts, and dulce de leche! | Bakerita.comLast week, Ally and Mariah, two of my best friends from school, came to San Diego for a few days (and we all went to Newport Beach, and Santa Barbara!) and since I had brought Mariah a dessert made of all of her favorite things, Ally requested a dessert that had all of her favorite things. I know Ally has a major thing for Snickers, cheesecake, chocolate, and caramel (um…who doesn’t?) so I decided I would play off on a combo of all of them.

My mind ment straight to no-bake cheesecake, and my recipe for my Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Pie snuck into my head. Since Ally also loves Oreo crusts, I figured this would be absolutely perfect. [Read more…]

Chocolate Rolo Bars (extra chewy and gooey!) from Bakerita.com

Chocolate Rolo Bars

Chocolate Rolo Bars (these are extra chewy, gooey, and delicious!) from Bakerita.comOk, I’ve gone from being peanut butter crazy to bar crazy! They’re just too easy and way too delicious. I’ve been whipping them up so often, and they’ve been turning out so amazingly I can’t not share them with you all!!

Don’t worry though – I have some other amazing (not bar) recipes coming your way soon too! [Read more…]