Recap of Last Year’s Bars/Brownies

This week I am featuring my favorite recipes from the last year. It was really hard to narrow down these lists. I hope you enjoy!

This was definitely the year of the cookie bar. I have said this a hundred times this year, but I love the no-fuss ease of throwing a pan of bars in the oven and not having to deal with baking multiple pans and cooling and frosting them like you do with cupcakes. Definitely check out my bars/brownies tag to see the others that didn’t make the list.

The Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream Bars were very summery and tasty. I used dairy-free ice cream so I could enjoy them as well. The combination of lemon and blueberry is one of my all time favorites.


These Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Brownies have to be famous by now – they popped up in blogs all over the internet last fall. If you haven’t made them, be sure to move them to the top of your list for fall baking.


Oh Cookie Dough Brownies… What can I say about these that you can’t guess from the title. A delicious brownie with a thick layer of cookie dough on top? Pure decadence.


My sister loves Snickerdoodles. I love bars. Combine the two and you get an awesome Snickerdoole Blondie that’s easy and delicious.


I loved the combination of the raisins, peanuts, oats, and chocolate in the Chocolate Oatmeal Almost Candy Bars.

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11 Responses to “Recap of Last Year’s Bars/Brownies”

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    newlywed — August 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I can’t decide which of those last 3 to try first…but I think I’m going with the Snickerdoodle Blondies. My husband and I are both nuts for snickerdoodles!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — August 23, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I adore anything pumpkin and the pumpkin spice brownies look wonderful!

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    Melissa — August 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I’ve tried the Almost Candy Bars but that’s it. I must try the others!

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    Sherry G — August 23, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I have wanted to try all these! Especially the ice cream bars. Yum!

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    The Scootabaker — August 23, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    yum. yum. yum. and yum! love those ice cream bar thingys!

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    biz319 — August 23, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I am the cook in our family, my daughter the baker – I’ll have to show her this post – thanks for the recap!

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    Elina — August 24, 2010 at 1:27 am

    I love “best of” posts. Every one of these goodies looks amazing!

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    teresa — August 24, 2010 at 2:46 am

    oh my gosh, they all look amazing!

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    Melissa — August 24, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Ok, I’ll take one of each please! And could you please share your secret on cutting those perfect bars?! Mine always have crumbs coming off the edge, or part of it sticks to the knife and leaves a big hole in the bar!

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    Jen — August 24, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Melissa – I always chill the brownies completely. Usually in the fridge. I find that helps. I also use a pastry cutter to cut them.

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    Melissa — August 24, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you so much! I am even more impressed knowing that you can wait until these goodies are completely chilled before cutting into them. :) I think that scraper needs to go on my Christmas list!

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