Pumpkin Gooey Bars

I’ve never called this dessert Gooey Bars. My sister Linda gave me the vanilla recipe back in the 80s and it was called Neiman Marcus Bars. I assumed it was sold or served at the famous department store. We didn’t have that store here Up North so it was a guess. My sister Linda gave me the recipe but has forgotten its history. No matter; we made it part of our holiday traditions. Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

I had a bag of pretzels… it sounds like the beginning of a good joke, doesn’t it? It was the beginning of a good snack. I was cruising Pinterest (where good things often start) and there it was, in color and calling for attention. Chocolate, peanut butter, pretzels, Reese’s Pieces- I had the ingredients, I just needed to get to making it! Continue reading

Pecan Caramel Apple Bars

I was looking for an easy bar recipe. This one looked good because it had sweetened condensed milk poured over it. That’s almost always a good idea. Things get chewy and caramel-y. I really wanted to use up some apples that were languishing away in the fridge. The recipe only called for 2 apples but I used 3. After I cored and peeled the apples they weren’t a large amount anyway. Continue reading