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Peanut Cereal Candy

Peanut butter and cereal create a sweet treat for those times when you have a snack attack. Make a double batch and store the extra in the freezer for  when you have the munchies.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup corn syrup

1/2 cup peanut butter

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Date Squares

Occasionally my mother would make date squares when I was a child.  I never really liked them then but I have learned to love them as an adult.  Filled with oatmeal and sweet dates the squares are filling and tasty at the same time. Try one as a mid afternoon snack to get you through the day.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups flourDate Squares

2 cups oatmeal

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

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Peanut Chip Bars

At this time of year I like to take picnics out and explore my home town.  It’s great to have something sweet to finish off the meal.  Peanut Chip bars are sweet and nutty and filled with chocolate chips.  Their soft and moist but firm enough that they won’t disintegrate in your picnic basket.

For a change try using butterscotch chips  in place of the chocolate.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTSPeanut Chip Bars

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon Continue reading Peanut Chip Bars

Carob Chip Squares

Filled with carob chips and chocolate, these squares are ooey gooey and delectable.  Serve on your next party platter or for a midnight treat.

Ingredients

1 cup butterCarob Chip Squares

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 egg yolks

1 tsp vanilla Continue reading Carob Chip Squares

Maple Walnut Squares

Maple and walnuts create a taste sensation in maple walnut squares.  Try adding chocolate chips for a richer taste.

Ingredients

1 beaten egg

Maple Walnut Squares

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup safflower oil

1  tbsp maple syrup

1/2 cup flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 cup chopped walnuts

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Jam Sunflower Squares

Jam sunflower squares are ooey and gooey, and are popular with chocolate lovers. You can use your favourite jelly or jam for the second layer.  I prefer raspberry as it goes well with the chocolate.

Serve this dessert plated with a fork and tea.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups flour

jam sunflower squares

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup shelled sunflower seeds (unsalted)

1 beaten egg

1 cup cold butter

jam (your favourite flavor)

chocolate chips

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White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

White chocolate peanut butter bars have a shortbread base topped with peanut butter and chocolate.  These cookies are rich so a small piece is all you need.

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups ground cookie crumbs.  I like ginger.

1 1/2 cups chunky walnuts

1/2 cup brown sugar

2/3 cup melted butter

1 egg

2 tsp vanilla

Mix together and press into a parchment paper lined pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until edges are dry.  Cool.

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Layered Icebox Christmas Bars

Packed with fruit, chocolate and coffee, layered icebox Christmas bars are decadent.  The are pretty addition to a Christmas platter and are easy to bake up at the last minute.  Simply prepare the batter and freeze until ready to bake.  Serve beside Chocolate IceBox Cookies, Peanut IceBox Cookies  or Ginger Molasses Refrigerator Cookies for a festive plate.

Ingredients

Bottom Layer

layered icebox Christmas bars

1 cup butter

4 tsp brewed strong coffee

2 eggs

Mix together and add to the following.

3 cups flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon

3/4 cup chocolate chips

1 cup chopped pecans.

Line a 9X11 dish with parchment paper.  Layer filling evenly across bottom.

Top Layer

1/2 cup butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cup sugar

2 tbsp water

1 egg.

Mix together and add to the following.

2 cups flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

3/4 cup raisins

Red and green candied cherries quartered.

Spread the 2nd layer on top of the first layer and freeze for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. pull dough from dish and cut in half.  Refrigerate half while you work with the other half.  Cut dough into bars and place on cookie sheets.  bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Try Patterned Cookies.

Unbaked Cookie Squares

The basic syrup for these cookies is boiled on the stove and then stirred into the ingredients.  Once chilled this recipe unbaked cookie squares makes a square something like a candy bar. 

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup brown sugar

unbaked cookie squares

1/2 cup corn syrup

Bring to a rolling boil.  Remove and add

1 cup peanut butter

3 cups corn flakes

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Simple Chocolate Brownies

This is my mother’s recipe.  I have memories of coming home from school and smelling simple chocolate brownies through the window at all times of the year.  

The chocolate combined with nuts is delicious yet the recipe is simple enough to make on a busy day.

INGREDIENTS
Simple Chocolate Brownies

2 baking squares of chocolate *

1/2 cup butter

1 cup sugar

1 tsp  vanilla

2/3 cup flour

2 eggs

1/3 cup chopped nuts

  • 1 square of baking chocolate equals 1 tbsp of butter and 3 tbsp of cocoa.
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