Raspberry and Blueberry Bars

I made these Raspberry and Blueberry Bars for Easter and were super easy to make.   You can mix the jams or preserves.   I made half blueberry and  of the raspberry.   I kept them in the refrigerator just because of the cream cheese. You can heat them up when ready to eat.

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Perfect with coffee, enjoy!

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The bars are not too sweet, just the right taste.

Ingredients

2 cups Original Bisquick mix
1 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cream cheese, softened beat in mixer until spreadable
1 tbsp white granulated sugar
1/2 cup pecans, almonds or your favorite nuts (optional)
1 cup spreadable fruit, jam or preserve

Preheat oven to 400.  Grease pan 9x9x2.  Mix Bisquick mix, oats and brown sugar, nuts (if using) and cinnamon in large bowl.  Cutting butter, using  fork or pastry blended, until mixture is crumbly.  Press half the the crumbly mixture in pan.  Spread fruit over crumbly mixture to within 1/4 inch from edges.  Beat cream cheese and add 1 tbsp of sugar until creamy.  Spread over the top,   then finish with the crumbly mixture.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until light brown, cool down for about 15 minutes then place in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes for easy cutting.  Run a knife on the edges to loosen up the bars.  Makes about 24 bars, depending how big you cut them.

 

 

 

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Rocky Road Brownie Squares

Craving chocolate, and must satisfy the craving, that’s what I believe.  Brownies are really simple to make and you can be really creative with it.  I decided to make this great recipe in found in one of my cooking books, Favorite Brand Name Bake Sale Cookbook.  These Rocky Road Brownie Squares are just the perfect treat when craving something chocolaty.

Rocky Road is the ice cream I usually buy and having all of the toppings on a brownie, it’s just perfect.

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Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

These decadent Fudgy Chocolate Brownies are to die for. I have never met anyone that doesn’t like chocolate. I find that chocolate makes everything better, at least for me it does. These fudgy brownies can be topped with pecans, walnuts, chocolate ganache or just a big scoop of ice cream or a glass of milk.

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Brownies with Chocolate Ganache

I’m not sure who in the world does not like chocolate. I love anything that has chocolate in it..from cookies, cakes, pies and cheesecakes.  Today I want to show you how to make the perfect brownie.  This recipe is really easy to make and so delicious. Don’t forget to get some vanilla ice cream to go with it.

 Brownie Ingredients

3/4 cup Flour
1/4 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1/3 cup Butter
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tbsp Water
12 oz Chocolate chips; semi-sweet
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Eggs

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

8 oz semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature

Brownie Instructions:

Preheat oven 350 Degrees F. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.  In microwave-safe mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar and water. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Remove from microwave.  Add 1 cup chocolate chips and vanilla and stir until smooth and chips are melted.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Blend in flour mixture and stir in remaining chocolate chips.

Pour into a greased 8 or 9 inch pan and bake in oven for about 25-30 minutes. Insert a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean before taking out.

    Chocolate Ganache Instruction:

      Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl; set aside.  Place cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Pour over chocolate and let stand until chocolate has softened, about 5 minutes.
      Add butter and stir until smooth. Pour over Brownie…Enjoy with some vanilla ice cream!