Showing posts with label bars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bars. Show all posts

Monday, April 29, 2013

Banana oatmeal chocolate chip bars

A great bar recipe to use those ripe bananas sitting in your counter! Plus you can have them for breakfast or snack, instead of that protein bar that comes in a box :)


2 ripe bananas
2/3 cups chocolate chips
1/3 cup oil
2/3 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup of flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups quick or old fashioned oats


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray non stick 8x8 or 9x9 pan.
2. Mash the banana with a fork. Then add the oil and brown sugar until no lumps are left in the mix.
3. In another smaller bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, salt, and oats.
4. Mix into wet ingredients and add chocolate chips.
5. Bake for 15 min or until edges are golden. Let cool before cutting. (I ommited this step because they looked too good :)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

John's Birthday Brownies

I just have one thing to say: This brownies were AMAZING! (Thanks to Katie for the book!)

John's Birthday Brownies 


1 box Betty Crocker Ultimate Fudge brownie mix (plus egg, oil, & water called for in mix)
36 caramels unwrapped
1 cup (or more) milk chocolate chips
3 tbsp whipping cream


Heat oven to 350F. Cover bottom of 9-inch square pan with parchment or foil paper and spray bottom with non stick spray and with flour. Make brownie batter as directed. Spread half the batter in pan. Bake 13-18 minutes, depending how fudgie you want them to be.

Meanwhile melt caramels and whipping cream on low heat in the a small saucepan.

Pour caramel sauce over partially baked brownie. Spread to withing 1/4 inch of edges. Spirnkle with a uniform layer of chocolate chips. Drop remaining brownie batter by small spoonfuls onto caramel layer. Add another layer of chocolate chips.

Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until center is almost set. (Be careful here not to over bake). Cool 1 hour at room temperature. Refrigerate covered for 1 hour before serving. Cut into desired size and enjoy!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lemon Bars

I love lemon bars, or better said lime bars. Honduran lemons= USA limes. So when I say lemon bars, its actually lime bars. I did not know that until a few months back when I moved to the United States.

Anyway here I share with you my favorite recipe of lemon bars. It is soooo good!

Lemon bars
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen


2 sticks of butter at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups flour
1/8 tsp salt

Lemon Filling
6 large eggs
2- 2 1/2 cups of sugar (depending how sweet or sour you want them)
1 cup- around 8 limes- freshly squeezed lime juice (you can use lemons if you prefer)
1 cup flour

Confectioner's sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

For the crust: Cream sugar and butter either by hand or in a mixer. When combined, add the flour until just mixed. It will look like crumbs. Put the crumbs in the baking pan and spread out evenly and then press them down with your fingers until you have and even looking crust.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until it has lightly browned edges. Let cool, and leave the oven on.

For the lemon layer, whisk all the lemon filling ingredients and carefully pour on baked crust. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until  center looks set. Let cool to room temperature.

Dust with confectioner's sugar and enjoy!