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Take 5 Cookies

18 Apr

Take 5 Cookies

When I told my mom I was making these cookies, she most likely felt a twinge of jealous-happiness. Happy that I was making these but jealous that should could not gobble them up with me.

Take 5 Cookies

If you’ve ever had a Take 5 candy bar before, then you’ll know what I’m talking about. The candy bar itself has a combination of peanuts, caramel, pretzels, peanut butter, and milk chocolate. The sweet and salty combination is to die for. I have a hard time controlling myself when it comes to this candy bar, so I limit that impulse by not buying the candy at all.

Take 5 Cookies

All that limiting impulse stuff goes out the window when your grandma sends you a big bag of Take 5 candy after visiting Hershey’s Chocolate World. Can you be tortured by your favorite candy? I’d say so.

So the battle began. At first, I just let the bright red bag of candy sit on my counter unopened. Then I decided to snip off a corner and just eat one a few. After a few days of this cycle, I knew I’d have to be more productive about this.

So what should I do with all that peanut buttery, pretzely, chocolately goodness? Make cookies out of it, of course!

Take 5 Cookies

Turns out, candy in cookies is all the rage these days. I started with a simple, chocolate chip cookie base, to which I added a few dollops of peanut butter for good measure.

Then, of course, I chopped up the Take 5 candy bars and added that deliciousness in.

Take 5 Cookies

Hope you enjoy this creation as much as I did!

Take 5 Cookies

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Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Blondies

16 Jan

Well, I’m not much for resolutions. In fact, the only resolution I’ve decided on thus far is to eat McDonald’s once a week. You might be surprised and disgusted to hear this, but I’ll explain my reasoning. First of all, I love McDonald’s. I’m unabashed about that. One time I went on a first date to McDonald’s and I was pumped. Secondly, I used to go to McDonald’s a TON a few years ago. I’d go a few times a week, usually to consume a hot fudge sundae with peanuts (only ONE DOLLAR, PEOPLE) or a cheeseburger and french fries (their french fries really are a league of their own) or a delicious breakfast sandy (“sandy” = cute word for sandwich). Looking back, I realized those were the good ol’ days.

I sincerely hope to get some impassioned responses to my one and only resolution. (Adrianne, you are disgusting or You are going to die a young death feeding your body that crap or Me tooooo, McDonald’s is AMAZE!!)

I realize many of you may feel McDonald’s is extremely unhealthy. So here’s a really healthy dessert option to balance out life. (Not! I FREAKING LOVE DELICIOUS FOOD.)

Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Blondies

I first had a variation of these PB cup s’mores bars over Thanksgiving, thanks to a sweet coworker. They are seriously addictive and the most pleasant combination of flavors in your mouth. When I started searching for a recipe to base these off of, though, the only recipes I found called for 16 PB cups. 16!! I only had 3 in my cupboard, so I made do with my own little recipe.

The result? Better than OK. Much better. Probably what makes these so great is the browned butter and brown sugar combo. The blondie base is truly delicious, and it makes the bars have a buttery, almost-caramel flavor. To recap: butter caramel flavor + peanut butter cups + marshmallow + milk chocolate + graham cracker = heaven.  Enjoy these addictive little treats.

Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Blondies

Stir up your blondie dough.

Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Blondies

Press 2/3 of the dough into pan and cover with peanut butter cups and milk chocolate chips.

Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Blondies

Add your marshmallow layer, then top with remaining 1/3 blondie dough. (This will not be an exact science.)

Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Blondies

Bake for 15 minutes, then top with graham cracker crumbles and continue baking another 5-7 minutes. Cool until set, then dig in!

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Chocolate Chip Lava Cookies

9 Jun

I can’t stop making chocolate chip cookies. It doesn’t matter how many times I eat them, I will never stop craving them.

I saw these cookies on Pinterest, and my heart fluttered. I couldn’t stop looking at them and dreaming about them. There is nothing more boring absolutely satisfying than chocolate chip cookies cranked up a notch.

These cookies are perfect because they give you that satisfying chocolate chip taste but look more special and fancy. They also ooze with melted chocolate when warm. Wanna eat them warm with ice cream? Let’s be friends.

Start with your chocolate chip cookie dough.

Use half of the dough to make 10 flat balls in the bottom of the muffin tin.

Top each with a dollop of melted milk chocolate.

Then top that with the second half of the dough.

Bake for 17 minutes or until golden brown.

Drizzle with any remaining melted chocolate. Enjoy gooey, melty, chocolatey goodness. (more…)

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

16 Apr

There is something about Mondays that just makes you want to be healthy. It’s the start of the workweek—well, basically, the start of a new life! Try to look at each week like a fresh start. Like today is the day you’ll cross off that to-do list 1. Get out of bed. 2. Go to work. 3.  Come home. 4. Watch something uplifting like Dancing with the Stars. Or today is the day you’ll start exercising again. (Or preferably watch other people exercise on a show like DWTS.) Or hopefully today is the day you’ll be healthy…starting with these cookies. They have oatmeal in them, so they must be healthy, right? (more…)

Milk and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 Apr

People love these cookies. I don’t really know what it is about them, but people just love them. I like the combination of white and milk chocolate chips. It’s simple, yet smart. The chocolates complement each other very well in this cookie. (more…)