Apple Spice Granola Bars

A few weeks ago I was at the grocery store picking up some cheerios for our one year old in the cereal aisle, and I spotted some limited edition Sunbelt apple spice and Sunbelt pumpkin spice granola bars. They were only $2 a box, but I really thought spending $4 on granola bars was a little spendy. I’m super cheap. I stood there for, like, 10 minutes trying to decide which ones I wanted. In the end I settled on the apple spice granola bars.

Apple Spice Granola Bars // bakingyum.com

Then a couple of weeks later I went grocery shopping again with the intention to pick up another box, because we loved them so much, and they were gone! Talk about a limited edition. Sheesh. I didn’t even get to try the pumpkin ones! I am sure I could go to another store, but these kids of mine can really only handle so much grocery shopping at once. You know, temper tantrums and things. Continue reading “Apple Spice Granola Bars”

Butterscotch Biscoff No-Bake Cookies

A flavorful twist on the classic chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookie. These are made with Biscoff spread and cinnamon for a warm, buttery, blondie-like flavor. They’re taken to a whole new level with melty marshmallows and butterscotch chips. You will simply love these cookies! 

The first time I tried Biscoff spread, I have to admit that I wasn’t a fan. I’ve never liked the cookies either, so that came as no surprise to me. My husband on the other hand thought it was love at first bite. There were literally times when I thought he might have more of an infatuation with the cookie spread than with me. I joke, I joke.

He could never love a food more than me.

Right?Butterscotch Biscoff No-Bake Cookies // bakingyum.comDavid has eaten Biscoff spread on just about everything. Fresh fruit, hot homemade bread, cookies, crackers, pretzels, ice cream… you get the idea. One day he asked me to make these little beauties from Jaclyn at Cooking Classy, Continue reading “Butterscotch Biscoff No-Bake Cookies”

Lemon-Lime Oreo Truffles

An easy no bake treat based on the ever popular chocolate oreo truffle recipe. This summer version, which is made with golden oreos, has hints of tangy lemon and lime. They are absolutely divine!

I love the original oreo truffle recipe. Have you had them? They are made by crushing a whole package of regular oreos into fine crumbs and then mixing a block of cream cheese into those crumbs. Roll the oreo mixture into balls, dip them in chocolate, and viola! They’re total deliciousness, as far as I’m concerned.Lemon-Lime Oreo Truffles // bakingyum.com

I made these lemon-lime oreo truffles for the first time a couple of years ago during the summer. I needed a no-bake treat that was simple to make and that tasted like summer. And these totally do. I just love citrus. The lemon and lime flavors in these taste like sunshine.  I brought a larger batch of these to a gathering and they got snatched up so fast. Continue reading “Lemon-Lime Oreo Truffles”

No-Bake Pretzel M&M Scotcheroos

The perfect sweet and salty no-bake treat: peanut butter rice krispie treats loaded with pretzels, topped with a chocolate butterscotch mixture, more pretzels, and a handful of mini M&Ms.

Let’s talk about these scotcheroos. You’ve probably had a regular scotcheroo before (which are just like these, except no pretzels or M&Ms). The best thing about a scotcheroo is the peanut butter/butterscotch combo. Hello. I could eat creamy peanut butter and butterscotch chips off of a spoon every. day. of. my. life. But then again, these bars are even more delicious and they only take minutes to make. The hard part is waiting for the chocolate to set, which is optional if you don’t mind melted chocolate schmeared all over your lips.Small-Batch Pretzel M&M Scotcheroos. Recipe makes just 6 bars! // bakingyum.comThe inspiration for adding pretzels and M&Ms to the mix came mostly from my insane love for sweet and salty treats. Oh, and also a very vague memory of making a peanut butter cheerio bar with a friend and her mom when I was younger, probably nine or ten. I have lots of cooking memories from my childhood years (post easy bake oven tantrum). The aforementioned cheerio bars were one of the times where my childhood cooking experiment actually ended up tasty. Unlike when I thought yeast and wheat germ were the same thing, or when I completely forgot flour in a batch or cookies, or another time when I added a 1/4 cup of salt to cookie dough instead of a 1/4 teaspoon. Yep, that happened. I really haven’t had a major mishaps like that in a while though, just as a disclaimer. After years of practice and mostly figuring things out on my own I’m pretty confident in the kitchen.  Continue reading “No-Bake Pretzel M&M Scotcheroos”