Bars & Brownies

How to make a Brownie Mix in a Jar Gift

Brownie Mix in a Jar Gifts

photo credit: jazzijava via photopin cc It’s so easy to make homemade brownie gift jars. You provide the dry ingredients and the recipe and your recipient has everything she needs to make a delicious batch of brownies. You can decorate your jar to match your tastes and make it really personal. These gifts are thoughtful, welcomed, and don’t cost much. Here’s how you do it. You’re going to layer ingredients needed to make the brownies in a clear container. A quart (32 ounce) mason jar works well as does any glass container that’s tall and has a lid. Get fancy

Blackberry Bars Recipe

Blackberry Bar Recipe

Whenever I go to the grocery store, I immediately search for blackberries amongst the fruit. Blackberries are another of my favorite summer berries!  Right now they're pretty plentiful in the grocery store, farmer's market or maybe even in your own garden!  Below is a wonderfully moist bar recipe that will melt in your mouth! Ingredients: Crust: 1 cup all-purpose flour (4.5 oz) 6 tablespoons powdered sugar 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 oz unsalted butter, cold butter, cut up (6 tablespoons) Filling: 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch 1 very small pinch salt 2 cups fresh blackberries 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon

Golden Cookie Bars

Golden Bar Cookies

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1 cup oatmeal 3/4 cup flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. soda 1/2 cup margarine 1 beaten egg 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup walnuts Combine together the first 5 ingredients (all dry).Then add the wet ingredients including the margarine, egg, lemon juice and vanilla.Mix together well using an electric mixer on low speed.Fold in the walnuts.Spread cookie dough evenly in an 8” square pan.Bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes (until golden brown).Cut into square cookies and serve.  

Gourmet Frosted Banana Bars

Frosted Banana Bar Recipe

photo credit: djwtwo via photopin cc There is really nothing like baking gourmet desserts. That's why this recipe is a thriller! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup margarine 2 eggs 1 cup sour cream 3 large bananas, mashed 2 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. soda 2 cups flour Cream together the sugar and margarine in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and sour cream mixing well.Then add the bananas and vanilla mixing well. Sift together the flour, soda and salt.Then mix them in with the wet ingredients.Pour the gourmet banana bar mixture into a greased and floured 15”x10”x1”

Apple Bar Bites

Caramel Apple Oat Bar Recipe

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 cup white sugar 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup margarine 1 cup chopped walnuts 8 oz. softened cream cheese 2 Tbsp. milk 1 beaten egg 1/2 tsp. vanilla 3 1/2 cups chopped apples Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large glass mixing bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup of the white sugar and the cinnamon. Using a pastry cutter, cut the margarine into the dry ingredient mixture. Once well mixed, stir in the nuts.Press crumb mixture evenly into a greased 9x13” pan reserving 2 cups of the mixture for later use.In another mixing bowl,

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