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Peanut Butter Gianduja Chocolates

These Peanut Butter Gianduja Chocolates are an easy to make, creamy, rich peanut butter and chocolate truffle confection cut into fun shapes or bite size pieces.  Last week I shared Chocolot’s award-winning butter toffee recipe and my private candymaking lesson. Today I’m sharing the second recipe Ruth Kendrick shared with me that day, her fabulous Peanut Butter Gianduja Chocolates. The recipe is… 

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Chocolot Butter Toffee

Crisp, rich butter toffee loaded with crunchy almonds, topped with creamy milk chocolate and more chopped almonds. This isn’t just any butter toffee recipe, it’s Chocolot’s butter toffee recipe. Chocolot is an award winning Utah Chocolatier. Ruth Kendrick started Chocolot in 2008, but she’s been making candy for over 50 years. She learned the art of candymaking from her… 

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Crumb Topped Caramel Zucchini Muffins

Crumb Topped Caramel Zucchini Muffins with a swirl of Dulce de Leche hiding inside and a buttery, crunchy crumb topping.  Today’s post is a guest post from a long-time Barbara Bakes reader and a sweet, virtual friend. Carol shares my love of baking and lucky for us, offered to share one of her new favorite muffin recipes.  *… 

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Triple Chocolate S’mores Cookies

Chocolate S’mores Cookies with a fudgy, chocolate cookie base studded with chocolate chips, topped with graham crackers and marshmallows, toasted and finished with a drizzled of chocolate.  There’s a little gourmet cookie store, Over The Top Gourmet Cookies, near where I live that makes fabulous cookies. Occasionally, when I get a craving for one of their lemon… 

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Peaches and Cream Ebleskivers

Start your day off with these not-too-sweet, light and fluffy Danish pancakes filled with ripe, juicy peaches topped with lightly sweetened whipped cream. These Peaches and Cream Ebleskivers would be a great breakfast or dessert for a special occasion or any day of the week. I’ve lived in the same house for the last 25 years,… 

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Old Fashioned Buttermilk Donuts

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Donuts are plain cake donuts with a simple glaze, but they’re scored to create more surface area so that when they’re fried they get extra crispy and extra delicious on the outside.   An old fashioned donut was never my first choice at a donut shop. I’ve always been drawn to the… 

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Snickerdoodle Skookie

This Snickerdoodle Skookie is a big snickerdoodle cookie studded with cinnamon chips baked in a cast iron skillet served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Last month when my brother and his family were visiting me, I learned that my nephew is crazy about snickerdoodle cookies. So, of course, I had to bake… 

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Black Licorice Caramels

These Black Licorice Caramels are a cross between black licorice and soft buttery caramels. They’re easy to make, and are a perfect gift for the black licorice lover in your life.  My dear, sweet, friend and neighbor, Betty, brought me a batch of theses black licorice caramels recently when I had family in town for my… 

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Mango Lime Muffins

Start the day with a little taste of the tropics. These Mango Lime Muffins are a tender, light, fluffy muffin with a mild lime flavor loaded with chunks of mango, topped with a sweet, crunchy almond streusel, and drizzled with a tart lime glaze. My Key Lime Pie with a Mango sauce was the inspiration for these… 

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Ice Cream Waffle Bowl Recipe

Crisp vanilla waffle cones and bowls are the perfect addition to an ice cream sundae bar. They’re super easy and inexpensive to make, and they’re better tasting than packaged waffle cones and bowls.  This month it’s my turn to host our virtual progressive dinner, Progressive Eats. Since it’s summer time, I decided to change it up and instead… 

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