Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Triple Candy Corn Cake Batter Blondies

It’s fall. The season you wait for all year round for several key reasons: football, sweaters, and most importantly, candy corn.

So when the leaves start to fall, you go to the store, and you find not only the traditional candy corn, but you pick up those Candy Corn M&Ms, and even a package of those crazy new Candy Corn Oreos. Because there’s absolutely no good reason I can think of why you shouldn’t throw all three of these into one dessert, I’ve decided to put them all into one cake batter blondie.


Candy Corn Cake Batter Blondies
(adapted from Girl Meets Life)

For the entire chewy, gooey, sticky, and fabulous recipe, visit Foodbeast.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Caramel Apple Bark

It's that time of the year again—fall—which means pumpkin, cinnamon, apples, and candy corn! All of those other lovely fall flavors are coming back in full force, so I figure, why fight it? I've already made two loaves of my favorite pumpkin bread recipe, and I have plans to make another two today! 

In the meantime though, let's focus on another fall favorite: caramel apples. Red, green, rolled in nuts or not, caramel apples are a great combo of chewy and crunchy, of sweet and tart. But they are a mess, right? Well, I'm about to share a way to get rid of the goop and keep the taste in tact.

Caramel Apple Bark


  • 12oz white chocolate chips
  • 1c dried Granny Smith apples, coarsely chopped
  • 1c Kraft Caramel Bits
  • 1/2 cocktail peanuts (not roasted), kind of finely chopped like "nut topping"


  1. Prep baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Melt white chocolate in microwave and then spread over waxed paper.
  3. Sprinkle apples, caramel bits, and then nuts over chocolate and press them into the melted chips.
  4. Let set in the freezer and then break apart into consumable-sized pieces.

Fall-tastic! Just like a nutty caramel apple, but with a little extra sweetness from the white chocolate. Shout out to Kraft for creating these new caramel bits that allow me to use caramel in more recipes with less hassle.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Chocolate Guinness Strawberry Shortcakes

Chocolate Guinness® Draught Beer shortcakes, filled with Baileys® Irish Cream whipped cream and strawberries, and topped with a decadent chocolate Jameson® Irish Whiskey sauce. 

Chocolate Guinness Strawberry Shortcakes

Oh my gosh that picture looks a hot mess doesn't it? I think I was a bit overzealous when putting mine together.

For the full recipe on Half St. Patrick's Day, visit Foodbeast.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Turtle Chex Mix Marshmallow Treats

We're taking sweet and salty to the next level with Turtle Chex Mix Marshmallow Treats. Chex already did half the work for me, adding that sugary, chocolaty goodness to salty Chex and pretzels. But the addition of butter and marshmallows is an extra but necessary bit of sweet to bring it all together.

You know you want to sink your teeth into this tower of sweet, salty... and sweet, gooey, crunchy awesomeness.

Turtle Chex Mix Marshmallow Treats

For the full, turtle-free recipe, visit Foodbeast.