Snickers Pudding Cookies

Anyone here like Snickers bars? I thought so. After Halloween, my daughter and I picked up a variety bag of candy bars at a deep discount. Rather than eat the Snickers bars plain, we decided to make pudding cookies with them. We used instant chocolate fudge pudding mix and chopped up fourteen fun sized bars […]

Caramel Heath Cake

Caramel Heath Cake is an original recipe I came up with by toying around with my almond squares formula. I substituted half of the white sugar with light brown sugar, added two packets of Duncan Hines Frosting Creations caramel packets, and topped it off with a bag of Heath chocolate baking bits. I used extra […]

ULTIMATE Payday Bars

Of all the sweets and treats I have made this year, payday bars have frequented our kitchen more than any other. When I make a batch, I usually send half of it to my mom and dad’s house (one batch makes plenty). Because I have made these bars over half a dozen times, I have […]

Caramel White Chocolate Oatmeal Pudding Cookies

I just love the new Duncan Hines Frosting Creations packets….I have had so much fun experimenting with them in my pudding chip cookie and fudge recipes! Here I used their caramel flavor with french vanilla pudding mix, white chocolate chips, and rolled oats. They were a delight…a rich caramel backdrop with plenty of rich and […]

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake with Caramel Sauce I had never heard of sticky toffee pudding until I saw a recipe for it in the January 2012 issue of bon appetit. All it took to grab my attention was the mention of dates, (which are a component of some of our favorite desserts). After doing some […]

Caramel Bits Pudding Cookies

Caramel Bits Cookies      I am not sure how long they have been available, but I noticed these Caramel Bits for the first time a few weeks ago. My husband really likes the taste of the classic square caramels, but I have never actually used them for baking before. When he saw these caramel […]

White Chocolate Twix Bars

White Chocolate Twix Bars       A few days ago I had an intense craving for a Twix bar and a white chocolate Kit Kat. (In fact it was so strong that my husband offered to go on a late evening trip to the store). Rather than send Jeff out on a wild goose chase, […]

Yellow Cake with Caramel Frosting

Yellow Cake with Caramel Frosting      Most cakes made by hand are dense and heavy. This recipe is for a light and fluffy yellow cake. It has the texture of a boxed mix with the flavor of homemade. The secret to this recipe is in all of the mixing. Each addition of an egg […]


     One of my husband’s favorite candy bars are the Turtles. I’ve been buying him a pack when I get groceries, and I thought I might try to bake them myself. They were not difficult to make at all, and you only need three main ingredients: caramels, pecans, and chocolate chips.      Although […]

White Chocolate Coconut Caramels

     Christmas time means a lot of candy-making in my house. There is an overwhelming variety of treats one can make this time of year, and it can be hard to choose just which one. I love caramel, but I am not a huge fan of candy thermometers. I like this recipe because it […]