Chocolate covered pretzels are the perfect combination of salty and sweet! I like to buy the long pretzel rods that our local dollar store carries. They're inexpensive and the perfect size for a sweet party finger food! I made these with semi sweet chocolate and orange chocolate candy melts as 'Tigger Tails' for our toddler's Winnie the Pooh themed birthday party, but they're easy to adapt just by changing the chocolate colors according to the color or theme of your gathering!
These cookies are a scrumptious, chocolate- peanut butter twist on my typical chocolate chip cookie recipe. We love eating them warm from the oven, when they're gooey and filled with little pockets of peanut butter from the melted chips. They taste like the cookie version of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup! SO good!
These tender scones are a delicious twist on my perfect cream scone recipe. Loaded with orange zest and studded with dried cranberries, they're amazing eaten just as they are, but are even better topped with a little homemade orange curd! I love that these can be made and frozen, unbaked, ahead of time. Then, whenever you get a craving or have guest stop by, a warm scone is only 15 minutes away!
My family absolutely loves anything cinnamon flavored, so when they were craving cinnamon rolls the other day and I didn't have the time (or energy) to make a batch, these were the perfect solution! Made in minutes, each bite tastes exactly like a warm, gooey cinnamon roll!
These carrot cake doughnuts are so tasty that they almost disappeared before I could take a picture of them! The moist, cinnamon spiced cake is topped with a luscious, creamy frosting and although my family enjoyed them for dessert, they would make an equally delicious Easter breakfast! I love that they are not only baked (no hot oil to worry about with the munchkins running around!), but eggless... so I have one less ingredient to worry about!
Slightly crisp on the outside, flaky and soft inside, and just sweet enough... these truly are the perfect scone for spreading with homemade jam or lemon curd and enjoying with tea! These scones also freeze beautifully! I often make a double batch so I can keep some in the freezer to pull out and bake fresh when a friend drops by unexpectedly or I get a late-night craving for one myself. They can go straight from freezer to oven, just add a few extra minutes to the bake time.
These healthy, baked oatmeal bars are the perfect solution to busy mornings. A delicious cinnamon oatmeal mixture (loaded with peanut butter, bananas, and chocolate!) that you can grab and go! The Munchkins love eating these at snack time and I love that they're getting fruit, whole grains, and protein in each serving!
My kids love Rice Krispie Treats and peanut butter, so this combination was an instant hit! Chewy squares of marshmallow and peanut butter covered rice cereal are covered with a rich layer of peanut butter chocolate ganache. My kindergartener's exact words were, "Mom, you for SURE need to put this recipe on the computer so ALL the people of the world can know how to make these. They are so GOOD!" She's right. It doesn't get much better than this!