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Leftover Candy Rice Krispy Treats

Happy 50% off on candy day! It’s the day after Halloween, so you know what that means. Tons and tons of leftover candy. Candy is great on its own, but it is even better surrounded by melted marshmallows and rice cereal. These leftover candy rice Krispy treats are the perfect way to consume all of your leftover candy! The recipe is pretty versatile and can be used with whatever candy is around the house. I used Sally’s Baking Addiction and her classic rice krispy recipe for the base of this recipe. From there, I loaded it with leftover candy. I used all chocolate candy, but feel free to add in whatever you have! Now the candy was truly all over the place. I added in about one cup of leftover candy in the middle, along with chopped up pieces on top. Most of it melted, creating this chocolaty, caramel, peanut butter goodness. This step is totally optional but SO delicious. If you just want to put the candy on top, make the recipe like normal …

Apple Date Crumb Bars

As much as I hate to admit it, summer is officially over. Stone fruit is off the shelves and has quickly been replaced with so many apples! With the change in the season, I quickly transitioned some of my favorite summer desserts into fall treats, starting with these apple date crumb bars. Over the summer I shared this recipe for peach and cherry cobbler bars. To give it a fall twist, I swapped out the peaches and cherries for apples and dates. It’s the perfect seasonal swap for this decadent bar. Along with the change in the filling, I loaded up on the fall spices. Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg are mixed into the fruit filling to make this dessert even more seasonal. The spices are also thrown into the shortbread crust bringing the flavors full circle. Now, these apple date crumb bars can be made in either an 8×8 or 9×13 inch baking dish. The summer crumble bars were made in a 9×13 inch dish allowing for a smaller and thinner bar. However, I decided to go with an 8×8 …

Key Lime Pie Bars

Key Lime Pie Bars

Key Lime Pie is all about the layers. A layer of crust, a layer of lime curd, and a heaping layer of whipped cream.  What more could you want? Well, all of the right ingredients first. Back in April when groceries were still sparse, I attempted to make a key lime pie for my brother’s birthday. What sounded like an easy task turned out to be a curdled mess. I didn’t have all of the ingredients and tried my best to make some substitutions. Turns out that swapping evaporated milk for sweetened condensed milk isn’t the same thing, even when following a recipe about the right subs to make. After a curdled mess, I put the pie on hold until I could get the proper ingredients. Fast forward a few months later, I had all of the proper ingredients to give the dessert another shot. This time around, nothing was curdled, and the layers were all pretty irresistible. After the pie debacle, I opted to make key lime pie bars. Even though I ditched the …