These big Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Filled Cookies are soft and chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chips, surrounding a chocolate covered caramel!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Filled Cookies

These big Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Filled Cookies are soft and chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chips, surrounding a chocolate covered caramel!

These big Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Filled Cookies are soft and chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chips, surrounding a chocolate covered caramel!This cookie combines three of my favorite and most used ingredients: peanut butter, chocolate, and caramel. Let’s be honest: anything with those three ingredients makes me pretty darn happy.

And since I’ve spent the past few weeks trying to figure out all of the things that make me happy and how I can incorporate them into my new everyday life, food seemed like a good place to start. Not that food ever makes me unhappy (is that possible?). [Read more…]

These Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies are a fudge brownie topped with peanuts, peanut butter cups, and a chocolate peanut butter Rice Krispie ganache. These are for the chocolate peanut butter lovers!

Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies

These Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies are a fudge brownie topped with peanuts, peanut butter cups, and a chocolate peanut butter Rice Krispie ganache. These are for the chocolate peanut butter lovers!

These Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies are a fudge brownie topped with peanuts, peanut butter cups, and a chocolate peanut butter Rice Krispie ganache. These are for the chocolate peanut butter lovers!Today, we’re revisiting an old Bakerita recipe from waaaay back in 2011, when this blog was still a baby. I used a point and shoot camera to take some pretty subpar pictures of some pretty outstanding brownies and over the years, these peanut butter crunch brownies didn’t get nearly enough love. I recently rediscovered them and I figured they deserved a chance to shine.

These babies got reshot to show their beauty, but the recipe remains the same as the one I’ve been using since 2011. I made these for my recent college graduation party, along with my Blackberry Dulce De Leche Crumb Bars, Pistachio White Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Berry Tart, and a gorgeous buttermilk cake with strawberries and a fluffy creamy cheese frosting that sadly got devoured before it could be photographed. It was essentially a Bakerita’s best hits dessert roster, and these brownies were some of the first to go. [Read more…]

These Coffee Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins are made with fresh Dunkin' Donuts coffee, filled with chocolate chips, and topped with a delicious streusel crumb topping!

Coffee Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins

These Coffee Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins are made with fresh Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, filled with chocolate chips, and topped with a delicious streusel crumb topping! 

These Coffee Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins are made with fresh Dunkin' Donuts coffee, filled with chocolate chips, and topped with a delicious streusel crumb topping!Thanks to Dunkin Donuts for sponsoring this post!

These are the breakfast muffins of my dreams, and if you’re a coffee lover too, probably yours.

My days recently have needed a lot of coffee. I’ve just been going recently. I had finals week, and then graduation, and as you’re reading this (if that’s between 5/21-5/26, that is), I’m at Sasquatch music festival at the Gorge. Five long nights of concert going and shenanigans, it’s bound to be a great time – but I know I’m coming back exhausted. [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…]

This Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is a quick and easy recipe made in one bowl that's perfect for sharing! It has a layer of peanut butter in the middle and lots of crispy edges. Top it with ice cream for a homemade version of the pizookie!

Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

This Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is a quick and easy recipe made in one bowl that’s perfect for sharing! It has a layer of peanut butter in the middle and lots of crispy edges. Top it with ice cream for a homemade version of the pizookie!

This Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is a quick and easy recipe made in one bowl that's perfect for sharing! It has a layer of peanut butter in the middle and lots of crispy edges. Top it with ice cream for a homemade version of the pizookie! It’s almost the Oscars! How many of the movies have you guys seen? I have seen exactly zero of the movies up for Best Picture, and I think Gone Girl (which was sooo good!) is the only thing I’ve seen from the other nominated movies.

Clearly…I’m not much of a movie watcher. I get way too distracted to sit and watch a movie for as long as it takes, so I’m more of a TV show and YouTube kind of girl, but I do love watching awards shows! It’s so fun to curl up on the couch and watch the red carpet, admire and judge all the different outfits, and see what inevitable dramatic thing happens. What’s your favorite thing about the Oscars? I have some friends who make it a personal mission to see all of the Best Picture nominees before the show so they can make their best predictions. [Read more…]

This Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake has a chocolate cheesecake layer topped with a minty green cheesecake layer on an Oreo crust. It's the perfect decadent holiday treat!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

This Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake has a chocolate cheesecake layer topped with a minty green cheesecake layer on an Oreo crust. It’s the perfect decadent holiday treat!

This Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake has a chocolate cheesecake layer topped with a minty green cheesecake layer on an Oreo crust. It's the perfect decadent holiday treat!We’re T-4 days from Christmas. Whaaaaat?!

For real though, that means we have 10 days left of this year. 10 DAYS. I’m having a minor fit of anxiety every time I realize how quickly this year has passed, and how much life will change in 2015, and just all the things that come with growing up, and another year. It’s mind-boggling.

But for now, while I quietly freak out to myself and try to refrain from complaining to all you about it on the Internet, let’s focus on the holidays. More importantly, let’s focus on cheesecake. A big, minty, chocolatey, multi-layered, deliciously decadent cheesecake. [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…]

This Chocolate Chip Challah is delicious, impressive, and perfect to serve with your Hannukah dinner or on Shabbat! It will disappear off the table.

Chocolate Chip Challah

This Chocolate Chip Challah is delicious, impressive, and perfect to serve with your Hanukkah dinner or on Shabbat! It will disappear off the table.

This Chocolate Chip Challah is delicious, impressive, and perfect to serve with your Hannukah dinner or on Shabbat! It will disappear off the table.I still clearly remember the first time I made challah. It was probably one of my first, if not my first, experience making any sort of yeast bread. I couldn’t have been older than 7 or 8, and I still remember kneading the sticky dough and making a sticky, floury mess all over the kitchen as my sister and I attempted to craft the challah under the guidance of our Hebrew tutor.

I don’t remember how our challah tasted, or if it even ended up looking like a challah, but I do remember making it being so much fun. [Read more…]


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