Monday, October 24, 2011

Apple Sauce Bars

Stress Relief: Applesauce Bars

These bars were so easy to make. I found them here


1/4 cbutter, softened
2/3 cbrown sugar
1 capplesauce
1/2 call purpose flour
1/2 cwheat flour
1/2 tspbaking soda
1/2 tspsalt
1/4 tspground ginger
1/4 tspground nutmeg
1/2 tspcinnomon
1/2 ccraisins
1/2 cchopped, walnuts

 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons margarine, melted
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
2.In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar and egg until smooth. Stir in applesauce. Combine the flours, baking soda, salt and spices; stir into the applesauce mixture until well blended.
Stir in craisins. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
3.Bake for 25 minutes (check at 20 minutes with a wooden pick) in the preheated oven, or until edges are golden. Cool in the pan over a wire rack.
4.In a small bowl, mix together the confectioners' sugar and margarine. Stir in vanilla and milk until smooth. Spread over cooled bars, sprinkle with chopped walnuts before cutting into squares.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Butterfinger Blondies

I got permission from Staci Perry to post her recipe and photo from her cooking web site. Staci Perry's cooking web site can be found here. My husband had left over candy on account that it was right before Halloween. So of course we had to try this recipe. Yummy. Needless to say they didn't last long in our house they were that good.

Butterfinger Blondies

(from Paula Deen’s Best Desserts 2010 Special Issue)
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 (2.1 ounce) Butterfinger bars, chopped
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Garnish: melted chocolate, chopped Butterfingers
Preheat oven to 350. Spray 13×9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine melted butter and brown sugar, stirring until combined. Add eggs, stirring until mixture is smooth.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, stirring until combined. [This is when the wooden spoon came in handy.] Stir in chopped candy bars, chocolate chips and vanilla. Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until bars are set in center. Garnish with melted chocolate and chopped candy bars, if desired.