Hello My Sweet Dollies

You may have wondered how we got started baking together. Well, we were encouraged and inspired by the original “Cookie Lady” herself. You see, our grandma’s last name was meant to be. Grandma BAKER loved baking cookies, but even more she loved to share them with others. Lucky for us she passed on this love to her twin “dollies”. This Saturday we will be reminiscing and remembering her fondly as we bake up Candy Bar Hello Dolly Bars. Grandma your dollies are extra proud to carry on your traditional! We miss you!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs about 10-12 whole crackers
  • 2 cups candy bars broken into bite size pieces
  • 1 6-oz pkg. butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 15-oz can sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13-inch pan with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Pour melted butter evenly over bottom of a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  3. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs evenly over butter.
  4. Sprinkle candy bar pieces and butterscotch chips over crumbs.
  5. Sprinkle coconut over chips.
  6. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over all.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes, until edges are golden brown.
  8. Cool completely and cut into bars.

A Sweet Craving for Buttercream

When your sister insistently states that she MUST have buttercream this Saturday, who are you to argue or object? Instead, you search your pantry and candy jar for any and all things that could be topped by this said buttercream. And then you smile and remember how lucky you are to have a sister who knows buttercream fixes everything. There are no worries when buttercream is involved. So run, don’t walk, to your kitchen and whip up our Candy Bar Buttercream Frosted Cookies and soon you too will be in a sweet Saturday buttercream bliss.

Make our favorite cookie dough recipe . Bake according to the directions. Allow to cool and frost with buttercream (recipe below). Top with chopped candy bars.

Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter room temp
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Beat together butter and Crisco until light and fluffy.
  • Add in powdered sugar a cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the almond milk and vanilla and beat for 1 – 2 minutes on high speed.

Borrowed Sweets

Ever heard the phrase, “Too much of a good thing is not a good thing at all,”? Well take applies to our sweet cheat this Saturday….sort of. After trick or treating last night we have mounds and mounds of candy. If your kids are like ours’ they prefer the super sweet fruity types of candy. We, on the other hand, LOVE the chocolate. Good thing they won’t notice us “borrowing” their chocolatey goodies to make Candy Bar Brownies. Brownies mix+ candy bars + Saturday + sisters = the best post Halloween treat ever!

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Candy Bar Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1  box of brownie mix plus ingredients on the back of the box
  • Halloween candy

Directions

Make brownies according to directions on the back of the box. Once cooled put your “borrowed” Halloween candy on top of the brownies and enjoy with your little ghosts and goblins!