Caramel Maltesers Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel Maltesers Chocolate Chip CookiesMy favorite chocolate chip cookie kicked up a notch with a messy drizzle of gooey caramel and a generous helping of crushed Maltesers Candies.  You’re welcome.

Caramel Maltesers Chocolate Chip Cookies You know what’s super terrifying in Dubai?  Not the camels that have been known to bite fingers off, or spread MERS among happy and oblivious tourists.  It’s not even the 12 types of venomous snakes found here.  It’s the insanely dangerous drivers.

Here’s a scary fact:  Everyday an average of 2 people are killed on the roads here.  Everyday!

 When I first started driving here I literally had to pack extra pants from all the “Omigod, he’s coming into my lane and I have no where to swerve!” moments.  Don’t get me started on their roundabouts.  Please for the love of God, send some Dutch people over here to teach everyone how a roundabout works!

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Spiced Pear Tea Cakes with Blackberry Jam

Spiced Pear Tea Cakes with Blackberry JamMake summer feel like fall with these Spiced Pear Tea Cakes with Blackberry Jam.  Juicy pears baked inside cinnamon spiced mini tea cakes and smothered in fresh blackberry jam.

Spiced Pear Tea Cakes with Blackberry JamDubai has schooled me on what a real summer feels like.  Scorching sun all day, everyday, with highs of 120 and lows of 100.  Lows of 100?!!  On a positive note, I will say that bright sunshine everyday makes for great lighting while taking photos of food.  You food bloggers would love it here!

Some facts about Dubai summers:

If taking a shower in the middle of a summer day, turn the water all the way to cold and it will be too hot to use.  The water has been boiling in your outside pipes all day, while the hot water tanks are inside being cooled by the air conditioning.

You will definitely incur third degree burns on the bottoms of your feet if you decide to step outside on the pavement without foot wear.  Even for a couple of seconds to run the trash out.

Nice summer night winds?  Think of the hottest setting of your blow dryer hitting your face continuously.  Or opening an oven in your face.

And yes, you can definitely fry an egg on the sidewalk.  In the shade.

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Daim Crunch Fudge Brownies

Daim Crunch Fudge Brownies with dark chocolate buttercream frostingDeep dark chocolate brownies topped with rich fudge frosting and topped with crushed Daim chocolate candies. These Daim Crunch Fudge Brownies are the perfect combination of salty sweet toffee and bittersweet chocolate.

Daim Crunch Fudge Brownies with dark chocolate buttercream frostingHave you ever had that moment when you can’t decide between a brownie with a crunchy edge or a soft chewy center?  Well, now Ladies and Gents, you can have both.  These brownies are so insanely fudgey it’s completely ridiculous, and the combination of those crunchy little Daim pieces take them over the edge.  I have to warn you, Daim candy is a little difficult to find in the U.S.  I’m in the United Arab Emirates so I can find it on every corner.  If you aren’t in the UAE or Europe, you can find it in IKEA or most likely World Market.  Otherwise, you can used some chocolate covered toffee that’s been crushed.  You want the variation of big and small pieces to really make these brownies cruch.

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Magic Cookie Bar Madeleines

Magic Cookie Bar MadeleinesLight and airy madeleines drenched in sweetened condensed milk, toasted coconut, walnuts, and mini chocolate chips.  These Magic Cookie Bar Madeleines will be your new favorite sinful treat!

Magic Cookie Bar Madeleines Hello everyone!  From the magical land of Dubai!  To say these past couple of months have been a crazy ride is a complete understatement.  Moving two small children across the world is pretty insane.  Most people would probably not recommend uprooting your whole family and move to the Middle East.  I say if you’re young and the opportunity to immerse your kids in an amazing multi-cultural city full of adventure, DO IT!!!

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Mint Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes

Mint Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes -  www.yummycrumble.comDark chocolate cupcakes topped with minty green cookies and cream frosting, then drizzled with melted chocolate and crushed oreos.  These Mint Cookies and Cream Oreo Cupcakes are a mouthful, but so worth it!

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Salted Caramel Hummingbird Cupcakes

Salted Caramel Hummingbird Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Pecans - www.yummycrumble.comVintage southern charm in a cupcake Ya’ll!  Salted Caramel Hummingbird Cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting, buttery salted caramel drizzled on top, and candied pecans.

I know just six days ago I posted a recipe for Hummingbird Coffee Cake, and I was totally going to wait to post these cupcakes.  You know, to let you guys breathe a little.  Well, get ready. I’m going to smother you some more with my latest Hummingbird cake obsession.  You can thank Southern Living circa 1978.

Salted Caramel Hummingbird Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Pecans - www.yummycrumble.com This post is taking much longer to write than expected.  I probably should have been done an hour ago, but I’m watching a guilty pleasure on Bravo.  My usual go to trash tv program is Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  I’m caught up on that, so I’m on to Vanderpump Rules right now.  It’s a train wreck! I. Can’t. Stop. Watching.

Salted Caramel Hummingbird Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Pecans - www.yummycrumble.com

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Caramel Violet Crumble Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel Violet Crumble Chocolate Chip Cookies - www.yummycrumble.comMy favorite chocolate chip cookie full of Violet Crumble pieces,  smothered with salted caramel and topped with more crushed Violet Crumble.  It’s the perfect combination.  Just ask an Aussie.

Caramel Violet Crumble Chocolate Chip Cookies - www.yummycrumble.comNow, I know that Caramel Violet Crumble Chocolate Chip Cookies is an obnoxiously long title for a little ‘ole chocolate chip cookie.  I get it.  You’re probably thinking, “why not paste with Fleur del sel on the end while your’e at it?”  Well, smarty pants…it’s already mixed in the salted caramel. :)  These cookies are so good they deserve that extra long title.  They’re so good that even if I ended up naming them Ebola Cookies, you’d be raving about Ebola Cookies to all your friends and not even care.  Too soon?  Too soon…

Caramel Violet Crumble Chocolate Chip Cookies - www.yummycrumble.com

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Hummingbird Coffee Cake

Hummingbird Coffee Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze - yummycrumble.comA gorgeous retro cake made of banana, pineapple, walnuts, a crunchy cinnamon sugar streusal, and topped with a cream cheese glaze.  Make this Hummingbird Coffee Cake the perfect excuse to have cake for breakfast!

Hummingbird Coffee Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze - yummycrumble.comYou know how I know it’s time to bake with bananas?  By the colony of fruit flies that have migrated to my kitchen.  They hit the mecca every week.  I think they’ve finally made it into the iron age, because I swear they’re wielding swords now.  I want to tell them they don’t need to fight!  The bananas are coming every Thursday so they can party until I get to them.  I know….Ew.  Guys, I swear this Hummingbird Coffee Cake is fruit fly free.

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Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes

Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate and Miniature Buckeyes - www.yummycrumble.comExtra dark chocolate cupcakes frosted with creamy peanut butter frosting and topped with melted dark chocolate.  What else would top these Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes than a miniature peanut butter buckeye!  Peanut butter and chocolate lovers rejoice!

Peanut Butter Buckeye Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate and Miniature Buckeyes - www.yummycrumble.comIf you can believe it, I’ve only posted a couple of peanut butter desserts on this blog.  This will make magical number three.  Total blasphemy, right?  How can I call this a dessert blog and only have three peanut butter treats.  Just have patience my friends.  There is more coming…I promise!  With peanut butter on top!

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Red Velvet Oreo Brownies

Red Velvet Oreo Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache - www.yummycrumble.comLuscious layers of super fudgey dark chocolate brownie, deep red velvet brownie, oreos, and ganache.  These Red Velvet Oreo Brownies are sure to get your heart racing!

I hate to start this post out with a rant, but I’m kind of grumpy.  Everything I’ve put in my oven apparently is suicidal, it’s raining like freaking Vancouver,  and  I stepped on a Lego about five minutes ago. Seriously, the Lego peeps need to round down the edges of their treacherous little building blocks.  I’m going to write a strongly worded letter after I furiously compose this post about these Red Velvet Oreo Brownies.  I know everyone envisions their favorite red velvet desserts drenched in cream cheese frosting.  Well, forget about that junk. I’m taking red velvet to the dark side.

Red Velvet Oreo Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache - www.yummycrumble.com

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