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M&M Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Thick, chewy, big-batch M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies Bars are simple to make, fun to share, easy to customize with different colored M&Ms, and always a huge hit! Well, I had grand plans to make y’all a berry slab pie decorated like an American flag just in time for Independence Day. Alas, two attempts and several pounds of berries later, my recipe turned out to be a flop…delicious yet falling apart. Le sigh. So since I wanted to share a little {Read More}

Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with decadent chocolate chips and crushed pretzels for a delicious, chewy, sweet-and-salty treat! Something inexplicable has happened to my tastebuds in the last six months or so. The girl who has always had a GIANT sweet tooth has started craving salty snacks instead. Traditionally, I’ve always reached for chocolate or ice cream as soon as the kids are safely in bed…but lately, I’d much rather have barbecue potato chips. And half a bag, at {Read More}

Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue

Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue is a decadent, glossy, chocolate dip kissed with peanut butter, perfect for your favorite fruit and confections on Valentine’s Day or any day! I’ve got four magical words for y’all today: chocolate peanut butter fondue. Actually, I’m going to add two more of my favorite words to the above: slow cooker. That’s right, friends…this delectable dessert can be yours with just a handful of simple ingredients and a short stint in the crock pot! {Read More}

{One-Bowl, Big-Batch} Monster Cookie Bars

Loaded with oats, peanut butter, and M&M’s, these chewy Monster Cookie Bars require only one bowl yet yield a BIG batch, making this the perfect easy recipe when you need a bunch of sweet treats for a party or celebration! Mid-January each year is when I find myself feeling torn as a food blogger. Do I continue sharing healthy, wholesome recipes in line with everyone’s New Year’s resolutions? Or do I look ahead to Superbowl and Valentine’s Day and start {Read More}

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are soft, moist, and loaded with pumpkin, chewy oats, warm spices, and rich chocolate chips for a perfect fall treat! Happy November, everyone! Are y’all tired of pumpkin yet? Hopefully not, because I have one last pumpkin treat for you this season…and I think it was worth the wait! This past weekend, we celebrated a special milestone birthday for my hubby. As is customary every year, I baked him a homemade pecan pie, since {Read More}

Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola ~ AKA, Almond Joy Granola

Almond Joy Granola features cocoa-laced, honey-sweetened oats, toasted with coconut and sliced almonds and studded with chocolate chips for an energy-boosting snack or breakfast treat! I love coming up with new incarnations of my all-time favorite granola recipe, but would you believe that I’ve never before forayed into chocolate territory? Today seems like a good day to rectify that, though…so say hello to Chocolate Coconut Almond Granola, otherwise known as Almond Joy goodness in granola form! I mean, what’s not {Read More}

Tropical Banana Ice Cream

Tropical Banana “Ice Cream” features frozen bananas, pineapple, and mango whipped to an ice cream-like consistency for an all-natural, all-fruit treat with no added sugar…decadent enough for dessert yet healthy enough for breakfast! Tell me that you’ve tried frozen banana “ice cream” before? It’s been all the rage on Pinterest for a few years now, and I have to say…it really does live up to the hype. You basically take frozen bananas and purée them in a food processor (or {Read More}

Strawberry Pretzel Chocolate Swirl Bark

Strawberry Pretzel Chocolate Swirl Bark features smooth semi-sweet and white chocolate, salty pretzel sticks, tart strawberries, and festive sprinkles for a fun and tasty homemade candy treat! I apologize for two candy recipes in the same number of weeks, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I apparently have chocolate on the brain. I promise that there’s a dinner recipe coming up on the roster later this week! 😉 But in the meantime, how gorgeous and yummy is this {Read More}

Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

These easy, all-natural, Homemade Peanut Butter Cups whip up with just three ingredients…betcha’ can’t eat just one! Do you have a favorite Valentine’s treat? I’m not going to lie…I love heart-shaped boxes of Valentine chocolates, whether we’re talking about the good stuff (Godiva) or the not-so-good stuff (from the dollar bin at Walgreens). In my humble opinion, there’s nothing quite like the surprise of biting into a piece of chocolate and finding fruity fluff or creamy coconut or gooey caramel {Read More}

Fluffy Chocolate Fruit Dip

A blend of cream cheese, melted chocolate, and real whipped cream, 5-ingredient Fluffy Chocolate Fruit Dip is like dunking fresh fruit in creamy chocolate cheesecake! Well, folks…one week down, only 51 to go! So what say we celebrate achieving a full week of healthy eating resolutions with some Fluffy Chocolate Fruit Dip??? 😀 Ohhh, I jest. Keep drinking your smoothies and eating your quinoa for a bit longer…you’re doing awesome! You can always save this amazing, decadent fruit dip recipe {Read More}

Whole Wheat Pancake Bites

Homemade buttermilk pancake batter is baked up as cute mini muffins in this quick and easy breakfast. Top your Whole Wheat Pancake Bites with mini chocolate chips, berries, diced bananas, or nuts for even more flavor! Well, Monday officially marks back-to-school at our house (Pre-K and 2nd grade…here we come!), and I’ve spent much of this past week putting together my game plan for how I’m going to start off the school year all organized and prepared and super efficient. {Read More}

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle {with Pecans & Coconut}

A crispy chocolate chip cookie slab (studded with pecans and coconut) is broken into jagged pieces for a treat that has the crunch of brittle and the flavor of a chocolate chip cookie! Up until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of cookie brittle, and oh my word, y’all…where have I been? This stuff is divine. You just can’t beat a good ol’ chocolate chip cookie, and I must admit that my favorite chocolate chip cookies are soft {Read More}

Spider Cupcakes for Halloween

All Hallows’ Eve is right around the corner. What say we make some cute and edible Halloween spiders to celebrate? Earlier this week, I shared with y’all a fun, free Halloween printable. And today, I’ve got some darling Halloween-friendly cupcakes for you. I do believe this indicates I’m on some sort of Halloween roll. I enjoy whipping up seasonal treats with my kids, but nothing too fussy or complicated, thankyouverymuch. These cuties fit the bill just perfectly. Simple chocolate cupcakes {Read More}

S’mores Crispy Treats

Apparently I missed National S’mores Day a couple weekends ago. So I decided I’d better remedy that. Stat. I recently mentioned that this week not only marks my oldest son’s first week of school, but also his birthday. So yesterday, our little family was scheduled to made the trek to first grade to share birthday treats with his class. As crazy as this week was shaping up to be, I knew that I would need to make something that was {Read More}