One of the great things about baked bars and brownies is that you won’t feel too guilty eating them. Pulling out a fork and tucking it into a slice of cheesecake at 2:30 pm will earn you a certain reputation at the office, but unwrapping a delicious brownie, blondie or Nanaimo bar, well that’s completely acceptable. Especially during the holidays.
So preheat the oven and get ready to feast on these day-time-approved (but also nighttime acceptable) baked bars and brownies.
Desiree Nielsen, host of The Urban Vegetarian, put together this delicious, vegan-friendly brownie recipe that leans on the plant-based fats in peanut butter and coconut oil instead of butter. They’re tasty, easy to make and healthier than your average treat.
Check out the video above for a peek at the all the ooey-gooey deliciousness.
Canadians just love s’mores. When it’s too chilly for a bonfire in the backyard, let the oven do the work and reap your drool-worthy reward in bar form, with a thick graham cracker crumb crust and a melted marshmallow topping. It’s best enjoyed warm.
If you’re one of those folks who reaches for toffee-flavoured anything, these apple Skor bars are sure to send your taste buds into overdrive. It’s like a regular Skor candy bar, but warm and melty with a hint of apple flavour. You’re welcome.
If you’re a fan of Canada’s pride and joy, the Nanaimo bar, you’re going to love this crunchy twist on the classic. This recipe takes the sweet richness of a Nanaimo bar and adds the beautiful saltiness of pretzels. ‘Tis the season for dessert mashups. Get after it!
Speaking of delicious food mashups, have you ever wished desperately for a way to perfectly combine your movie popcorn and your movie candy? Well, even if you haven’t we would highly recommend this popcorn/chocolate/peanut butter/caramel extravaganza.