Peanut Butter Bars

Grab a glass of milk and a few of these Peanut Butter Bars.   Chocolate chips, oatmeal, and a peanut butter glaze are sure to have you grabbing a few more bars to munch on.

Peanut Butter Bars - easy peanut butter bars with a peanut butter glaze that everyone will love

 My husband just shakes his head at me and all my baking.

He gave up all sweets and carbs for lent this year.  Every time he came in the kitchen and saw another pan of treats, he would sigh and then tell me that I was the dessert devil tempting him.  LOL! Doesn’t that sound like the perfect blog name?  I wonder how hard it would be to switch names?   Naaaaah!  I’m thinking after blogging for 6 years as the BruCrew, I should probably stick with it.

The funny thing is that my husband isn’t even a big sweets eater.  He usually will take a bite and then be good.  Now put a bag of chips in front of him, and that’s a different story.  He is the salty lover in our family, and I am the sweets lover.  It’s why we go together so well.  Sweet and salty is an awesome pair!!!   [Read more...]

Amaretto Pecan Cookie Dough Truffles

Thank you to Chocoley for providing me the opportunity to create a fun chocolate treat.  These Amaretto Pecan Cookie Dough Truffles are a delicious, but dangerous treat to have around.  They taste amazing.  Good luck only eating one at a time!

Amaretto Pecan Cookie Dough Truffles - no egg pecan cookie dough truffles that taste amazing when dipped in amaretto dark chocolate

 My in laws live near an outlet candy store, so any time they come visit us or we visit them, they have bags and bags of candy and nuts.  One of my absolute favorites that they buy are some dark chocolate amaretto pecans.  I seriously could eat an entire bag of them and not feel guilty at all.  So delicious!

It’s true your tastes change as you get older.  Growing up I did not like to eat nuts of any kind.  My way of eating nuts was a peanut butter and fluff sandwich.  Slowly as I got older, I started to like peanuts with M&M’s.  Gradually I started to branch out and try new nuts.  Now I actually eat a few kinds of nuts all by themselves.

Of course, I still prefer the nuts with lots of chocolate.   [Read more...]

Caramel Milky Way Brownies

Sometimes you want a plain brownie, and sometimes you want an over the top crazy decadent brownie.  These Caramel Milky Way Brownies definitely fall into the decadent and delicious category.  But you can use the brownie base for those days when you just want the fudge brownie alone.

Caramel Milky Way Brownies - caramel and a chocolate topping make these brownies absolutely amazing!

A few weeks ago I made a pan of brownies before going to bed.  It’s totally normal for me to be putting a pan of brownies or muffins into the oven at 10 pm at night.  The night owl in me bakes best then.

The pan was still too hot to cover before I went to bed, so I just left it on the stove to cool overnight.  I knew that my kids have the food routine down by now, so I didn’t worry that anyone would dig into them without asking. Sure enough they didn’t touch the pan.    [Read more...]

Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie

Three times the peanut butter makes this Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie one dessert you don’t want to miss.  Make sure you have a glass of milk or cup of coffee ready to wash down this rich, decadent, and truly amazing pie.

Triple Peanut Butter Cookie Pie - three times the peanut butter makes this cookie pie taste amazing

 I puffy heart love peanut butter.  It is one thing that I could use in baking every single time because I love it that much.

My husband on the other hand must be an alien because he doesn’t like peanut butter as much as me.  He makes faces whenever I say I’m making more peanut butter desserts.  I think it’s that alien side of him trying to get out.

Oh, he eats peanut butter with his apple slices almost every day.  That man has the self control like no one I have ever seen.  He prefers apples to dessert.  What the what?   That’s totally crazy talk!  Now don’t get me wrong here.  I do love apples too…just not for my dessert.  Bring on the pie, candy, and Cool Whip because that’s how I like it!   [Read more...]

Chocolate Biscoff Swirl Cookies

Chocolate cookie dough goes to another level when Biscoff is added to it.  Rolling the two doughs together creates these puffy two toned Chocolate Biscoff Swirl Cookies.

Chocolate Biscoff Swirl Cookies - chocolate and Biscoff cookie dough swirled into one fabulous cookie
You guys need these cookies in your life.  Like yesterday.

This cookie will become your new favorite cookie for sure.  We went through 3 batches in less than 5 days.  Now part of that was me tweaking the recipe to get it just right to share with all of you.  The taste was exactly what I was looking for, but I needed to adjust flour to make them puffier, change baking temps, and play with cooking time.

The third time was the charm because look at those cookies.  Soft and puffy with just the right amount of chocolate.   [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Bunnies

These Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Bunnies will disappear in a hurry when  you make them.  Kids of all ages can’t resist a fun holiday treat on a colored stick.

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Bunnies - these fun chocolate covered bunnies are a fun Easter treat for kids to help make

 I am seriously addicted to my jar of candy googly eyes.

I know!  It’s the oddest thing to be in love with.  But those eyes just crack me up!!!  I can’t stop thinking of cute ways to use them for each holiday.  That $5 jar of candy eyes was the best purchase I have ever made.   [Read more...]

Oreo Coconut Cream Truffles

These little Oreo Coconut Cream Truffles start with a mini Oreo cookie that has been filled with a homemade coconut cream filling.  A quick dip in chocolate seals all the goodness inside an easy to eat truffle.  They are the perfect little Easter treat.

Oreo Coconut Cream Truffles - these homemade coconut cream truffles are seriously amazing!!

Right now I cannot get enough coconut.   I am normally obsessed with coconut any time of year, but the past few weeks I have gone completely bonkers for the stuff.

Good for me…not so good for my family.  You see, I am really the only one that loves the white stuff.  My hubby likes it too, but he likes the fresh stuff from the actual coconut.  I go for the already shredded stuff in a bag from the store.  Yes, I’m the lazy one in the family.  Or the smartest…because I get to eat coconut faster than he does.  I can be munching on the sweet stuff, and he is still outside with a hammer trying to get through the shell.    [Read more...]

Irish Cream Chocolate Coconut Cookies

These Irish Cream Chocolate Coconut Cookies  have soft chocolate centers and delicious toasted coconut on the outside.

Irish Cream Chocolate Coconut Cookies - chocolate coconut cookies with a creamy Irish Cream chocolate center

Do you like to celebrate different food holidays?  As a food blogger, I tend to really watch for  ”national holidays” so I can make more fun food.  If you google it, you will find just about every day has something delicious they are celebrating.

This time of year everything is showing up in green, mint, or rainbow.  It is fun to create different seasonal foods that still work the rest of the year.  Just change out the colors, and these cookies will work for any holiday.

Today I am joining with a group of blog friends to bring you St. Patrick’s Day treats made using different Pillsbury products.   Make sure you keep reading all the way through to find the links to all these amazing recipes.   [Read more...]

Lucky Charms Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Chocolate covered popcorn gets a fun twist when it is mixed with cereal, marshmallows, and candies.

Lucky Charms Chocolate Covered Popcorn - you will be lucky if you can stop eating all of this before it disappears.  It is so fun to eat!

 We have a new person in our house.  His name is “I didn’t do it”.  Sometimes he even goes by “It wasn’t me”.

All three kids have come to rely on him when some thing has happened that no one wants to claim.  The thing is that “I didn’t do it” and “It wasn’t me” has been used so much lately, so now everyone loses out when he shows up.  Losing technology is a great way to motivate “I didn’t do it” to leave.   [Read more...]

Chocolate Crunch Pudding Cookies

Rich, chocolate cookies with a fun candy crunch is the perfect way to enjoy the weekend.  These Chocolate Crunch Pudding Cookies will satisfy all those chocolate longings in a hurry.

Chocolate Crunch Pudding Cookies - these rich chocolate cookies have plenty of crunch from the candy mixed in

 It has been a while since I have made pudding cookies.

Last summer and the year before that I couldn’t make enough different flavors, and then I just stopped.  I’m not sure why,  but boy am I glad I found my way back to them.  They are so soft and delicious!  Really you can use any flavor of pudding, but this past weekend I was in a chocolate kind of a mood.  I was remembering these Chocolate Reese’s Pudding Cookies, and decided to create another flavor based on those.   [Read more...]

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

Mornings that start with homemade cinnamon rolls are the best.  Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with cream cheese frosting are even better than the best.   Start the coffee and get rolling because these are perfect for celebrating Valentine’s day morning with.

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls - easy NO YEAST rolls filled with chocolate and cinnamon is the best way to start the day

 These chocolate cinnamon rolls are crazy.  Crazy good that is!

I love to make fun breakfasts for my kids.  We do muffins quite often, and usually every time I bake, I make a different kind.    My daughter always asks if they have chocolate chips in them.   She likes all of them we try, but put chocolate chips in them and it totally makes her day.  And really any day that starts with chocolate makes me smile too.   [Read more...]

Skinny Chocolate Muffins

Changing a few ingredients to this muffin recipe made eating chocolate for breakfast a great idea.  Bring on the Skinny Chocolate Muffins any day of the week!

Skinny Chocolate Muffins from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - healthier modifications make chocolate for breakfast acceptable

 I love to bake breakfast.  So far I have been doing pretty good on my goal of having more homemade breakfast choices for my kids in the morning.  Oh, I’m still not getting up early to make them.  That goal has NOT been met yet.  Good thing I still have all year to work on that one.

Lately we have been really trying to eat a little bit healthier.  That does not mean cutting out chocolate from our diets.  It’s a part of who we are.  Fact.  When the day starts with a chocolate muffin, it just makes the day go better.   Fine, maybe not a completely honest fact, but it makes me feel better.   [Read more...]