Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookie S’mores

Small-batch pretzel crunch chocolate chip cookies made in to s’mores! These cookie s’mores are more commonly referred to as s’mookies (s’more + cookie).
Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookie S'mores (S'mookies) // bakingyum.comThese s’mores are not your average summertime guilty pleasure. They are over-the-top decadent, and 100% worthy of being a part of your next s’more night.

Now, I’m a huge fan of s’mores but every once in a while I think we should all trade out the humble graham cracker for something a little more exciting. Like say, an oreo or a fudge-stripe cookie… or my favorite graham-cracker-swap-out ever:  homemade chocolate chip cookies. Continue reading “Salted Caramel Pretzel Cookie S’mores”


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 //

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”

Frozen Raspberry Lemonade Desserts

Perfectly sweet and tangy {no-bake} frozen raspberry lemonade desserts are easy to make and perfect for cooling off this summer! 

Last summer we moved to Washington state from Utah. At the time I was seven months pregnant. Our new apartment, unlike our place in Utah, did not have A/C. Washington does not get as hot as Utah in the summer, so it’s understandable that most places for rent in our area don’t have air conditioning, but still… heat and pregnancy just don’t mix well.Frozen Raspberry Lemonade Desserts //
To keep cool we bought several fans, I stuck my head in our freezer a lot, we went swimming frequently at our complex’s pool, and I ate sooooo many popsicles and other frozen desserts. At the time I basically didn’t want to eat anything unless it was frozen. Continue reading “Frozen Raspberry Lemonade Desserts”

Oreo Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cookies n’ cream flavored ice cream sandwiched between layers of rich, fudge-y brownies. The perfect sweet bite for a hot summer’s day.

Before I get to talking about these ice cream sandwiches, let’s just talk about ice cream in general:

  1. My favorite ice cream is cookie dough, but any other flavor of ice cream is a close second.
  2. I’d eat an ice cream cone every day during the summer, if I could (but we all know what that’d mean for my waistline).
  3. I just had my first waffle cone the other day, and I LOVED IT. What have I been missing my whole life?
  4. Give me all the waffle cones.

I should’ve instagrammed my first waffle cone moment, but I’m not naturally that person who snaps a picture of the things I eat. So next time I eat a waffle cone, I’ll instagram it and we’ll just pretend that it’s my first waffle cone, okay? It’ll be our little secret. Have you followed me on instagram yet? Admittedly there’s not much to see at the moment. But there will be, so follow and stay tuned.

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches //

Remember those small batch brownies from the other day? Well I thought a summer application of said brownies was in order. A few years ago I made a painstakingly difficult version of homemade ice cream sandwiches. First I had to make the chocolate cookie dough; then it had to be refrigerated. After several hours of refrigeration, I had to roll it out and cut rectangles that measured exactly the same size. Then the not-so-perfectly rectangular cookies had to be refrigerated again and then baked and cooled. And oh… you get the idea. I haven’t even gotten to explaining the process of adding the ice cream to the sandwiches yet! Continue reading “Oreo Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches”