Desserts & Sweet Treats

March 27, 2019

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars cool on a wire cooling rack
No matter the day or the event, Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars make the perfect sweet treat for any type of gathering! Studded with dark and bittersweet chocolate chips, these light and fluffy cookie bars are a soft, perfect consistency. Inspired by the classic birthday cookie cakes of our childhood, these easy cookie bars are credited to my husband because he insisted we have them for our daughter's first birthday party. Makes 24 bar cookies. #ad

February 20, 2019

No Churn Mardi Gras King Cake Ice Cream

No Churn Mardi Gras King Cake Ice Cream in a loaf pan before freezing
Make No Churn Mardi Gras King Cake Ice Cream as a sweet treat this Carnival season! This ice cream starts as any no churn ice cream recipe would—with whipped cream and sweetened condensed milk. Vanilla bean paste swirls into the base, giving tons of flavor. Layer the ice cream with chunks of King Cake and green, purple and gold sanding sugar, then freeze. Homemade King Cake Ice Cream is the perfect Mardi Gras dessert to serve on Fat Tuesday!

February 18, 2019

Sweet and Savory Party Mix

Two people reach into a bowl of Sweet-and-Salty Popcorn Mix
Entertain a crowd with this Sweet and Savory Popcorn Party Mix recipe. This popcorn-based snack, which features lightly buttered popcorn, salted mini pretzels, dark chocolate-covered pretzels, trail mix, tart dried cherries and dark chocolate almonds, balances salty, sweet and tart beautifully. If you're looking for a tasty party mix recipe that's perfect for a large group of people, this sweet and salty popcorn is what you need to make! #ad

February 8, 2019

Boozy Bacon Pretzel Peanut Butter Bars

Boozy Bacon Pretzel Peanut Butter Bars are served on a round white plate
Boozy Bacon Pretzel Peanut Butter Bars are the perfect salty-sweet dessert! This twist on a classic peanut butter blondie incorporates bacon, pretzel pieces and bourbon into the batter. Press mini pretzels on top before baking, then let these chewy peanut butter squares cool before cutting into bite-sized pieces. Perfect for a crowd, Boozy Bacon Pretzel Peanut Butter Bars make a versatile sweet treat for game day, a casual dinner party and more!

January 28, 2019

Cream Cheese and Raspberry King Cake

A slice of Cream Cheese and Raspberry King Cake sits in front of the whole King Cake
Celebrate Mardi Gras by baking a homemade Cream Cheese and Raspberry King Cake for friends and family! King Cake, a traditional pastry that's well-loved during Carnival season in South Louisiana, is easier to make at home than you think. All it takes is time and patience. This stuffed king cake, which offers a cinnamon-sugar layer, then a combined cream cheese and raspberry layer, is a favorite of ours! Homemade king cake has never been tastier!

November 29, 2018

All-Butter Tea Cake Cookies

Decorated All-Butter Tea Cake Cookies are laid out on parchment paper to dry after icing and decorating
Soft sugar cookies are the best thing to make for any holiday celebration. These traditional Southern Tea Cakes are the perfect not-too-sweet-but-so-delicious cookies. The lightly sweetened dough puffs up in the oven and holds its shape beautifully, so these cookies are perfect to pair with sweet Easy Sugar Cookie Icing. Whether you're hosting a cookie decorating party or baking for July 4th, All-Butter Tea Cake Cookies are a family favorite.