Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside but oh so soft and chewy on the inside! They’ll please any cookie lover!

Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are crispy on the outside but oh so soft and chewy on the inside! They'll please any cookie lover!

Okay we need to talk about a very important issue today. Where do you stand on chocolate chip cookies? Do you like them cakey or chewy? A little bit of both?Β I typically gravitate toward chewy cookies. I just love biting into a gooey, soft, chocolatey center. Chocolate chip cookies are the BEST. πŸͺπŸͺ

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Chocolate Coconut Donuts

Chocolate Coconut Donuts are light, chocolatey and have just a hint of coconut. Homemade donuts taste so much better than store-bought, and they’re baked not fried!

Chocolate Coconut Donuts are light, chocolatey and have just a hint of coconut. Better than from the donut shop, and they're baked too!

There I was standing on line at Dunkin Donuts admiring all those donuts behind the counter. Should I? Or shouldn’t I buy one? Here’s the thing. They look soooo enticing and then you bite into it and it just wasn’t as good as you remember. Then if you’re a nutter like me, you’re wishing you didn’t eat it and could have spent those precious calories eating some other delicious chocolatey dessert. Has this ever happened to you? Is calorie regret a thing?

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Gooey Bars

Ooey, gooey, and chewy you won’t be able to stop eating these Peanut Butter and Chocolate Gooey Bars!

Ooey, gooey, and chewy you won't be able to stop eating these Peanut Butter and Chocolate Gooey Bars!

Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve got my sticky fingers all over this keyboard snacking on these Β gooey bars. They are irresistible. You will not be able to stop eating them because they are that good!

Ooey, gooey, and chewy you won't be able to stop eating these Peanut Butter and Chocolate Gooey Bars!

This recipe was inspired by an old PTA cookbook I found in my kitchen. Did your Β elementary school put together a cookbook? Our school collected recipes from all of the families and compiled them into one book and sold them as a fundraiser. Pretty cool. Definitely one of the better fundraisers. Beats selling those big boxes of candy and sneaking money in there because you were the one eating all the candy and not selling it! Wait…was that only me?

Ooey, gooey, and chewy you won't be able to stop eating these Peanut Butter and Chocolate Gooey Bars!

Anyway this gooey recipe was inspired by one I was fortunate enough to taste firsthand. One of my childhood friend’s mom would bring these over for our playdates and they were delish! Chewy and rich, you could not stop at eating just one! I had a hankering for them so I decided to put my own twist on these gooey bars. You won’t be disappointed!

If you are a lover of that sweet and salty combination then you’ll be all over these! The recipe starts with a honey graham cracker crust and is layered with chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. Who isn’t a lover of peanut butter and chocolate together. These bars are chewy, gooey, and have a slight crunch all the same time!

What are you favorite type of gooey bars?

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Seven Layer Bars (makes 9 large or 12 small bars)

1 stick of butter, melted

1 and 1/4 cup crushed graham crackers

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup peanut butter chips

8 oz. sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl mix together the melted butter and graham crackers. Mix with a fork until all the crumbs are moistened evenly. Press into the bottom of 9×9 inch square baking pan.

2. On top of the graham crackers sprinkle half of the chocolate chips and all of the peanut butter chips. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over all the layers. Top with the remaining chocolate chips and the dry roasted peanuts.

3. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool the bars to room temperature and then cut them into squares in the pan. Transfer to the refrigerator to continue to cool.

Chocolate Black and White Cookies

Chocolate Black and White Cookies are a twist on the classic with a rich, moist chocolate cookie base. Perfect for any chocolate lover!

Chocolate Black and White Cookies are a twist on the classic with a rich, moist chocolate cookie base. Perfect for any chocolate lover!

How do you eat Black and White Cookies? Do you start eating from the chocolate side or vanilla side? I always take a bite of the vanilla first because its my fave, and then alternate between the two of them. I know, weird. Getting a giant Black and White Cookie was always such a treat! By the way, I totally thought of thatΒ Seinfeld episode when Jerry and Elaine go to to the bakery and get this cookie! Is it just me??

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Cookies and Cream S’mores

Can we talk about camping for a minute? Have you guys ever gone? I haven’t. It just never appealed to me. Sitting out in a tent waiting for some animal to come and attack me is enough to send my anxiety over the edge. Maybe I’m just not the outdoorsy type of girl. There’s nothing wrong with getting in touch with nature, I’m all for that. Just not into the woods.

Cookies and Cream S'mores: Toasted marshmallow, chocolate graham crackers, and cookies and cream bar all come together to make the ultimate campfire treat!

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Friday Faves 3

Yes, I literally shout this as I walk out the door to work in the morning, “It’s Friday everyone!!!” I know I sound like a crazy person. But there is just something so promising and exciting about ending the work week and having some time off to RELAX!

Friday Faves

My latest baking inspiration, jumbo cookies from Panera Bread!

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