Saturday, November 20, 2010

Triple-Layer Cookie Bars

I got this recipe from the Taste of Home baking book. They are easy and so good. I don't have a picture because I am new to the blog and the bars were gone before I found out about the blog.

1 1/4 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter
2 eggs

Topping:
1 package flaked coconut
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Combine the first six ingredients (the dry ingredients). Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Add eggs; mix well. Spread into a greased 9x13 baking pan. (It took me awhile to get it spread out fairly evenly in the pan since it's kind of sticky.) Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Sprinkle coconut over crust; drizzle with milk. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until lightly browned. In a heavy sauce pan or microwave, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Spread over top. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

The hardest for me was to wait for it to cool. I love this recipe since I don't have to take the time to put individual cookies on a cookie sheet. So much less labor intensive, which is my favorite.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pumpkin Smoothie

Did you know? Eating Pumpkin is good for your bones, eye sight and immune system! Check out this article about vitamins in Pumpkin! click HERE

Pumpkin Smoothie

1/4 c. canned pumpkin
low fat vanilla yogurt
banana
peanut butter
ice cubes
milk to thin, as desired

mix all ingredients in blender, top with a little whip cream and cinnamon

Enjoy!

(recipe does not call for any sweetener but honey or agave might be good in this!)

Honey Wheat French Bread

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