Over here at Bite Me More, we dig dessert, and satisfying our sweet teeth isn't hard to do with this collection of simply scrumptious brownie and blondie bar recipes. So get ready for the ultimate sugar rush (and good luck deciding what to make first!).
1. Peanut Butter Brownies
Feast your eyes (and mouths) on these unbelievably delicious peanut butter brownies. Not only does a creamy peanut butter layer sit atop a fudgy chocolate brownie, but it's also drizzled with a chocolate ganache.
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2. Cookie Dough Fudge Brownies
Rich chocolate brownies that are topped with soft chocolate-chip cookie dough.
3. Triple Chocolate Coffee Brownies
It's mocha madness with these moist brownies chock full of brewed coffee, the trinity of chocolate (milk, semi-sweet and white chocolate) and chunks of chopped Oreo cookies.
4. Chunky Chewy Chocolate Brownies
Whip up a batch of these incredible blondies, chewy golden bars teeming with chocolate chunks.
5. Cowboy Blondies
Cowboy blondies loaded with chocolate chunks, oatmeal and coconut, and drizzled with a candied pecan topping.
6. Chocolate Chunk, Caramel and Pecan Blondies
Perfectly moist and chewy, these blondie beauties infused with creamy caramel, milk chocolate and crunchy toasted pecans will leave you blindsided.
7. Frosted Snickers Blondies
Chunks of the creamy caramel, fluffy nougat and crunchy peanut chocolate Snickers bars are folded in to our luscious blondie recipe and topped with a vanilla Snickers frosting.
8. White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Brownies
These easy-to-make chunky white chocolate blondies are elevated to new heights when topped with a creamy white chocolate frosting and crunchy homemade peppermint bark.
9. Peanut Butter and Brownie Milkshake
Not only is the thick, frosty and frothy shake a blend up of ice cream, brownies and peanut butter, but it's also topped with whipped cream chocolate syrup and chunks of brownies!
10. Fudgy Chocolate Mint Brownies
Moist and fudgy chocolate mint brownies covered in a creamy white chocolate frosting.
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