Oatmeal Creme Pie Bars for Two

Oatmeal cookie bars inspired by Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies. These bars are soft, sweet, and loaded with cinnamon. They are even better than the original!

Oatmeal Creme Pie Bars for Two // bakingyum.com

This morning I had the pleasure of taking my three-year-old guy into the dentist to get two cavities filled. Truth be told, I waited way too long to take him into the dentist. His first regular cleaning was just a couple of weeks ago. I put it off for a long time mainly because I just knew the probability of him having cavities was going to be high (NOT because this mom of his is a dessert blogger though).

I knew he’d likely have cavities because brushing his teeth has always been a battle (and we started brushing as soon as he had teeth as a little baby)! We are talking… screaming, crying, wiggling, weeping, and having to pin him down just to get that brush in his mouth for a few seconds. On the days when he begs to brush his teeth on his own, he just gets the fronts of his top and bottom teeth, and then he thoroughly enjoys sucking the rest of his berry flavored toothpaste off of his toothbrush. Probably better for him than not brushing at all, but still probably not very effective.

And so when they told me he had two cavities way in the back of his mouth a couple of weeks ago I was not surprised, because those back teeth hardly get cleaned like they should. Continue reading “Oatmeal Creme Pie Bars for Two”

S’mores Brownies

Rich chocolate chip brownies baked on top of a graham cracker crust, then topped with toasted marshmallow creme.

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I just really have this thing for s’mores right now. Did you see these salted caramel pretzel s’mookies I posted a couple of weeks ago? Well, they’re divine; a totally gourmet and addicting version of the average graham cracker and Hershey’s chocolate s’more.

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Small Batch Brownie Mixes

If you find yourself craving brownies on a regular basis, but don’t want to make a huge batch, then keep these small-batch brownie mixes on hand. These brownies are chewy, fudge-y, and uber-delicious. Press a small handful of milk and/or semi-sweet chocolate chips into the top of the batter before baking for an extra chocolate-y treat.

Hey, my name is Amanda! This is my first post ever here at Small Batch Treats. I’ve had a food blog before, but recently I decided to take the leap into the niche of dessert blogging. When I was in the third grade, I really wanted an Easy Bake Oven. Unfortunately, when I went to the toy store I was a few dollars short of buying that little oven and my parents, being the awesome people that they are, told me I’d have to wait. I threw a massive tantrum; according to my parents it was the only tantrum I’ve ever thrown.

Side note, I find that hard to believe since I have a three-year-old now and it’s tantrum central around here some days. I was three once too. That tantrum over the easy bake oven can’t have been the only meltdown I’ve ever had.

Small Batch Brownie Mix // bakingyum.com

My mom finally got me to leave Toys-R-Us when she told me that I could learn to use the real oven instead. I’ve honestly never looked back. I’m super glad my mom was wise enough to present that as the solution to my allowance shortage. I remember the first thing I ever baked, an oatmeal cake, and I’ve been addicted to baking ever since. Continue reading “Small Batch Brownie Mixes”