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Seven Layer Bars

Seven Layer Bars

Remember seven layer bars? Always a hit at bake sales because it has seven sugary layers of chocolate, butterscotch and toffee chips, among other delights, baked together creating a mishmash bar of indiscriminate sugar. But, there’s no reason to languish in the past with this recipe. You can update the ingredients with high quality bittersweet chocolate chips, dried tart cherries and unsweetened coconut to balance out the flavors. Ingredients like these were always hard to find, but in 2013 they’re available in almost any supermarket. This particular recipe breaks all the rules by adding an eighth delicious layer of pretzels (shocking!). The result: sweet, salty, chewy and crunchy, so good it’s dinner party worthy.

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Almond Cherry Granola

Almond Cherry Granola

Good morning sunshine! It is always sunny when you’re day begins with a bowl of homemade almond cherry granola. It’s hardly a recipe; just tossing a bunch of ingredients together like oats, nuts and dried fruit. But, once the baking begins, those same flat ingredients are transformed to crunchy, deeply roasted and extremely satisfying granola. It’s not even close to the stuff sold on a shelf. Of course, there are secrets….

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