Category Archives: Cookies/Bars/Brownies

Vintage Brownies

These brownies could very well be the type of brownies your mom or grandma used to make. My friend Greg told me about these brownies, and here is how I came to make them (in pre-Covid-19 days when I was working at the office):

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Patriotic Brownies

Here’s a super-simple desert for the 4th of July—Patriotic Brownies! Everyone loves brownies and these are even more yummy because they’re topped with frosting and fresh strawberries and blueberries! The brownies are from a mix with chocolate chips and chopped walnuts (or pecans) added in. Or, you can make your favorite homemade brownie recipe. Likewise, these are frosted with ready-made frosting, but you can use your favorite homemade vanilla or cream cheese frosting recipe instead!

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Patriotic M&M’s Cookie Bars

I was wanting to make some cookie bars with M&M’s and since it’s so close to the 4th of July, I thought I might as well make them patriotic! So I used mini red, white, and blue M&M’s and some fun sprinkles, and theses Patriotic M&M’s Cookie Bars turned out so colorful and yummy! They are thick and chewy and very chocolatey, because they also have some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips mixed in. If that sounds like too much chocolate (is there such a thing?), you can always leave out the mini chocolate chips.

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Chocolate Chip Chocolate Syrup Brownies

Awhile ago, I bought an old cookbook from the ’70s at a flea market and found several recipes tucked inside it that had been clipped from newspapers and magazines. And there was an old recipe card, too–for Chocolate Syrup Brownies. Since I already had some chocolate syrup in my fridge, I decided these brownies would be the perfect recipe to try out first. There was a little note on the recipe card that said these brownies had a mild chocolate flavor, so I thought I’d up the chocolate flavor a bit by adding some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter!

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Chocolate Chip Confetti Brownies

Chocolate Chip Confetti Brownies @ NancyC

These fun, colorful brownies are like a celebration in a pan! And with so much going on these days, we need to treat ourselves, right? This easy and yummy recipe is from an M&M’s promotional recipe card that I had for quite a while, and finally got around to making them!

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