Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Best Bake Sale Recipe: Six Layer Bars

This week I made an adapted version of the Seven-Layer Bars in the All the Good Cookies cookbook. This is one of the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer cookbooks, which has such an amazing concept. All of the author’s proceeds go towards benefiting children’s cancer. I made Six Layer Bars, leaving out the nuts for something even more awesome. These cookies are the bomb and guess what?! We are smack dab in the middle of bake sale season!

Six Layer Bars Recipe - RecipeBoy

These bars usually have nuts on them, but I added more chocolate and butterscotch chips instead. I think that they turned out perfect… Just look at them! This recipe was super easy to make (literally 15 minutes of hands-on activity). The layers? They went perfectly together! Stay tuned for the layer-by-layer analysis. :)

Six Layer Bars

The chocolate and butterscotch chips didn’t melt as much as I thought they would, ¬†but they probably look better like this anyways. The richness of the bars totally made up for quantity. One little bar is like eating a whole slice of cake (but probably less calories- or at least I hope so). No bake sale recipe can get better than this! :)

RecipeBoy 1

Ohhhh snap! These bars are the bomb.com.

Six Layer Bars Recipe

Now for the layer-by-layer analysis:

1. Butter

2. Graham Cracker Crumbs

3. Coconut

4. Chocolate

5. Sweetened Condensed Milk

6. Butterscotch Chips

Now that sounds like a kick-butt recipe to me!

RecipeBoy 2

It is finally Spring Break! I have two weeks off and then it’s the long haul to the end of the school year. What better way to celebrate Spring Break than with some epic Six Layer Bars? I absolutely loved these bars and so did my mom (my dad is out of town). They look amazing too! If there are ANY bake sales near you, bring these bars. They are a 100% bake sale recipe but also great for any occasion that needs a delicious dessert. Whip up a batch of Six Layer Bars soon and enjoy! :)

And even a kid can make a bake sale recipe that will have you raking in cash… Like Me!

Print

Six Layer Bars Recipe - RecipeBoy

Six Layer Bars

Yield: 2 to 4 dozen (depending on how large you slice them)

Prep Time: 45 min

Cook Time: 40 min

A super quick and easy dessert bar recipe!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
One 7-ounce bag sweetened flaked coconut
2 cups chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/4 cups butterscotch chips

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 9x13-inch pan with foil or parchment paper. Spray with nonstick spray.

2. Spread the melted butter in the bottom of the lined baking pan. Move the pan around to make sure the butter covers the entire bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs over the butter. Top the crumbs with coconut. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the coconut. Pour the condensed milk over the entire pan and top with butterscotch chips.

3. Transfer to the oven and bake 40 to 50 minutes. Cool completely in the pan (I refrigerated it until it was quite firm... then it was easier to get the whole thing out of the pan and transfer it to a cutting board and peel off the foil). Cut into 24 to 38 pieces.

*These can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Pie

It’s been a long time since I’ve whipped up one of these bad boys! I finally returned to my baking roots and did a spin-off of my Twix Bar Cheesecake Pie, which has stayed unchanged since 2011. I made (drum roll please…) the Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Pie. I only changed a few things from my Twix Bar Cheesecake Pie, but they each have their own unique flavor! Stay tuned to find out the changes I made… and more yummy pie pictures from Pi Day!

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Pie

Okay so first let’s list some of the similarities the pies have… chocolate syrup, extreme tastiness, stunning appearance, etc. The Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Pie is like my Twix Bar Cheesecake Pie smashed together with my Peanut Butter Pie. Geez… Is it just me or does that sound like the best pie you’ve ever seen/tasted? Read more…

Monday, March 9, 2015

Avalanche Popcorn

Ski season is coming to an end, so as a good omen for more snow next season, I made Avalanche Popcorn. This recipe is from a cookbook called Party Popcorn, which happens to be written by my mom’s friend, Ashton Swank (more commonly known by her internet name, Something Swanky). Since I had some spare time and a popcorn machine getting dusty, I figured I might as well try something from this unique book. :)

Avalanche Popcorn

At our local ski resort, Mt. Rose, they converted their avalanche area into some single and double black diamonds (a.k.a. NOT for beginners) in the 2004-2005 season. The runs in the avalanche area are called “The Chutes.” I guess that’s my connection to the avalanche part of the popcorn, but do any of you guys have a special connection with avalanches? BESIDES this popcorn being an avalanche of deliciousness¬†on your taste buds??

Party Popcorn

This cookbook has a great concept. I honestly don’t know how you can find 75 different ways to make popcorn, but Ashton did it! From Nacho Cheese Dorito Popcorn to Chocolate Peppermint Bark Popcorn, this book has it all! Read more…