Eggnog Crack Pie Bars

Eggnog Crack Pie Bars - www.yummycrumble.comEveryone’s favorite New York “Crack Pie” baked  with Eggnog to give it a special Holiday twist.  Chewy oatmeal cookie pie crust with a lusciously sweet and chewy filling will put these Eggnog Crack Pie Bars at the top of your wish list!

Eggnog Crack Pie Bars - www.yummycrumble.comSo I’ve never heard of this crazy thing called “Crack Pie” until I started diving deep into the food blogging world.  Momofuku…what?  Well, I don’t care where it came from or how much it is ($44.00 a pie!) because once I read the ingredients, I was already  in a deeply committed relationship with this pie.  Without tasting it, I knew this would be a heart breaker.  But like in a strikingly handsome Marlon Brando kind of way.  Let’s rewind.  I meant to say young Marlon Brando…YOUNG Marlon Brando.  Have you seen him in the Godfather?  Yikes.

Well, since I wouldn’t be going to New York or Toronto anytime soon, I snagged the recipe off of Brown Eyed Baker and made a few changes.  I added eggnog to the filling instead of boring old cream.  It makes it extra naughty.  And instead of baking it as a traditional pie, I just made them into bars for easier cutting and just to shake things up a bit.  Like Marlon. He’s unpredictable you know?

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Peppermint Hot Cocoa Brownies

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Brownies - www.yummycrumble.comGooey and super fudgey brownies baked with a ton of love and mini peppermint patties to give it that extra Christmas kick!  Topped with whipped cream and crushed peppermint candies, these Peppermint Hot Cocoa Brownies are the perfect treat on a cozy winter night!

Well, my jeans a feeling a little tighter.  That’s how I know Christmas is almost here.  Only 17 more sleeps people!  We’re over that Thanksgiving holiday hump and shopping plazas are getting crazy cramped.  I’ts been getting harder to grocery shop at my beloved Target lately.  I feel a little lazy though…I haven’t really started my Christmas shopping yet!  Eeek! I’ve done a few purchases online here and there but I haven’t hit the stores and elbowed my way through those treacherous aisles.  I’ll be honest…I’m not ready to battle with those crazy and desperate holiday shopping moms.  I keep seeing that 1980’s footage of violent grown adults fighting each other for the last Cabbage Patch Doll. That being said, I better suit up and start before I become one of those crazy desperate moms!

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Brownies - www.yummycrumble.comBy suiting up, I mean getting a huge helping of my new favorite brownie.  Peppermint Hot Cocoa Brownies.  Who doesn’t love peppermint paired with dark chocolate.  If you say no, leave the premises immediately.  Or stay and check these out.

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Magic Cookie Bar Cupcakes

Magic Cookie Bar Cupcakes - www.yummycrumble.comPerfectly moist cupcakes baked with toasted coconut and mini chocolate chips inside, swirled with vanilla frosting, and topped with a miniature Magic Cookie Bar.  To make these Magic Cookie Bar Cupcakes even more decadent, they’re drizzled with sweetened condensed milk.

Magic Cookie Bar Cupcakes - www.yummycrumble.comI’m so excited for today…it’s Christmas tree time!  I’m usually in the Christmas mood around August, but when I finally get the tree decorated and the stockings up I feel it’s official.  Christmas just got real.  This is the first year we have introduced our four year old to “The Elf on the Shelf”.  We started that a few weeks ago because any extra incentive for my preschooler to behave is priceless.  He affectionately named him Norman and even though he considers Norman a friend, he’s a little terrified at how much power Norman holds. These days Oliver seems to be a little more well behaved, and that my friends is quite magical :)

Magic Cookie Bar Cupcakes - www.yummycrumble.comHands down,  my favorite dessert is the Magic Cookie Bar.  I write about my obsession for the retro treat in my post about these Biscoff Magic Cookie Bars.  I’ve been on a mission to mash my favorite cookie bar with other desserts.  I thought the cupcake was the perfect place to start.  You can make anything the inspiration for your cupcakes and I love that!

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Peppermint Jawa Brownies

peppermint jawa brownies - www.yummycrumble.comDark chocolate brownies cut into little Jawas and filled with peppermint dark chocolate ganache.  Don’t forget the cute candy eyes for these Peppermint Jawa Brownies!  These are irresistibly adorable and easy!

Things just got real folks.  Christmas is so close!  Only 33 more sleeps until that glorious morning is here!  Yes, I am using way to many exclamation points right now, but I’m super giddy.  The season has definitely started, evident in the fact that it took me 15 minutes longer to find a parking spot at the mall, and peppermint is everywhere!  I tried to hold on to the pumpkin and sweet potato for as long as I could, but I’m just gonna give in.

peppermint jawa brownies - Lately my son has been asking me to make something Star Wars again.  Oliver is smitten.  The first words out of his little mouth every morning are “Pew Pew Pew”.  You Star Wars geeks will know exactly what that is.  So to appease him, and my Christmas craziness, I made these Peppermint Jawa Brownies.  Jawas are kind of the Christmas elves of Star Wars, right?  You might be thinking…Star Wars and Christmas?  Eh.  Well let me give you this link: Star Wars Holiday Special.   It will explain everything.  If you ever get a hold of the footage, you might feel a little uneasy.  It’s that bad.  So bad it’s good.

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Marshmallow Swirl Pumpkin Pie

Marshmallow swirl pumpkin pie - www.yummycrumble.comIt’s time to add some whimsy to your favorite traditional Thanksgiving pie!  Perfectly spiced pumpkin pie swirled with magical gooey marshmallow fluff and topped with cinnamon whipped cream and pecans.

Marshmallow swirl pumpkin pie - www.yummycrumble.comMarshmallows are an amazing thing people.  Let’s review shall we?

They can instantly turn your hot cocoa into a super magical cup of dreams.

Add them to cookies, cupcakes, and baklava and make it a gooey lovely mess of deliciousness.

One word.  S more’s.

They can also be the perfect tool for bribing your toddler.  “Did you pick up your toys?”  Marshmallow.  Done.  “Did you put your shoes on?”  Marshmallow.  “Did you poop in the potty”  That one gets a TON of marshmallows.  “Did you brush your teeth?”  Marshmallow.  Well, that one kind of negates the brushing of the teeth.  But they’re mostly made of air right?

Marshmallow swirl pumpkin pie - www.yummycrumble.comSo this was my very first time baking a pumpkin pie.  To make things just a little more complicated for myself I decided to make a Marshmallow Swirl Pumpkin Pie.  Just kidding.  It wasn’t complicated,  but I will confess that through the entire baking time of 45 minutes, my little nose was pressed against that oven door.  I tend to do that when I experiment in the kitchen.

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Caramel White Hot Chocolate Cookies

Caramel white hot chocolate cookies with toasted marshmallow and gooey salted caramel - www.yummycrumble.comChewy and dense white chocolate chip cookies smothered in salted caramel sauce and topped with a toasted marshmallow.  The ultimate holiday drink in cookie form!  Warm up tonight with these Caramel White Hot Chocolate Cookies.

Caramel white hot chocolate cookies with toasted marshmallow and gooey salted caramel - www.yummycrumble.comJust like one of my favorite Christmas songs, It’s definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  The Perry Como version of course.  As soon as Target gets their Christmas goodies up in the back of the store,  my insides squeal like a little girl.  This time of year is absolutely perfect.  Except for one thing.  No snow here in Orlando.  Bummer.  No snow equals no toasty hot drinks made of dreams.  Also known as hot chocolate.  So…I did what any sugar fiend would do!  I made hot chocolate into a cookie!

Caramel white hot chocolate cookies with toasted marshmallow and gooey salted caramel - www.yummycrumble.comIn all the excitement of my bright (and original for sure) idea, I googled hot chocolate cookies just to check.  A bazillion different versions came up.  Boo.  This seems to happen a lot, but after reading a post over at Love From the Oven I said to myself, “To heck with originality!  If it tastes good make it and share it!”  But since I’m scared of the recipe blogging police, I shook things up a bit.

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Sweet Potato Pie Baklava

Sweet potato pie baklava with toasted marshmallow topping and sweet cinnamon honey syrup - www.yummycrumble.comLuscious sweet potato pie filling nestled within the layers of phyllo dough and drizzled with sweet cinnamon honey syrup.  Toasted gooey marshmallows top this gorgeous baklava.  Sweet Potato Pie Baklava will be the star dessert at your Thanksgiving!

Sweet potato pie baklava with toasted marshmallow topping and sweet cinnamon honey syrup - www.yummycrumble.comLast month I made Apple Cinnamon Baklava and fell in love.  It wasn’t just a one night stand.  It was a heavenly apple pie and baklava marriage.  But now I’m ready for the honeymoon and  something that will give me butterflies in my tummy.  This Sweet Potato Pie Baklava totally does that. Love is a beautiful thing.  Sweet potato pie love that is.

Sweet potato pie baklava with toasted marshmallow topping and sweet cinnamon honey syrup - www.yummycrumble.comThe sweet potato pie filling does something so magical to the baklava.  Ever worried about dry baklava?  You won’t have to worry one bit with this baklava.  The sweet potato pie filling makes every layer luscious and moist.  Did I mention luscious?  And the dreamy topping of toasted marshmallow just makes it even more special.

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Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Pumpkin Bars

Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Pumpkin Bars - www.yummycrumble.comLovely moist pumpkin bars with gooey and buttery chocolate chip pecan pie filling baked right on top.  I’ve taken my two favorite flavors this fall and married them in these Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Pumpkin Bars.

Let’s get real for a moment.  I’m going to rewind to about September when I posted this monstrosity.  I was so excited for those blondie-brownie-pie-bar-things.  Maybe I was a little over ambitious with three massive layers of brownie, pumpkin blondie, oh…and chocolate chip pecan pie filling.  The first mistake I made was trying to fit it all in a 9×9 pan, so in the recipe I noted as an option to maybe half the blondie portion.  I wrote it like I was baking with the lazy and sugar high segment of my crazy little brain.  Nevertheless, I still posted it to my blog because I thought it turned out yummy.  Also I thought, “Who the heck even knows my blog exists?”.

Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Pumpkin Bars - www.yummycrumble.comOne evening while checking my email for goodies (a.k.a. nice little comments), I came across this:

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Chocolate Toffee Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Chocolate Toffee Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with pumpkin buttercream frosting and chopped buttery english toffee - www.yummycrumble.comMiniature whoopie pies stuffed with fluffy pumpkin butter cream frosting and dipped in buttery chocolate walnut English Toffee.  These Chocolate Toffee Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are perfect this Thanksgiving!

If you’ve had a Whoopie Pie then you know two things.  They’re super yummy and they’re usually super huge.  Huge and yummy together are a recipe for something perfect, but Thanksgiving is coming and I need to leave room for Sweet Potato Casserole.  Like this and this.  Seriously, just forget the turkey.  Hand me a massive bowl and a wooden spoon and I’m a happy little pilgrim.

Chocolate Toffee Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with pumpkin buttercream frosting and chopped buttery english toffee - www.yummycrumble.comI wanted to make some Whoopie Pies that wouldn’t be overkill but  still a perfect little treat after the big feast.  I used a tiny cookie scoop for these to keep them “miniature” and they were the perfect size.  Keeping with the Thanksgiving theme and all that is pumpkin, I used my favorite pumpkin butter cream frosting.  The chopped buttery English toffee adds a little hint of indulgence.

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Biscoff Apple Spice Cake Cheesecake

Bisoff Apple Spice Cake Cheesecake with cinnamon whipped cream and chopped walnuts and Biscoff cookies - www.yummycrumble.comApple spice cake with Biscoff Cookie Butter mixed right into the batter then swirled with cinnamon and nutmeg spiced cheesecake.  Cinnamon whipped cream with chopped walnuts and Biscoff Cookies finish this Biscoff Apple Spice Cake Cheesecake.

Bisoff Apple Spice Cake Cheesecake with cinnamon whipped cream and chopped walnuts and Biscoff cookies - www.yummycrumble.comI’ve known about Biscoff Cookie Butter for a long time.  I think I knew about it the moment I could finally chew solids. Even then I liked to stay informed on all things sweet and diabetic coma worthy.  Those things are important!  I just never baked with it until I started this blog.

It has rocked my world.

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