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Peanut Butter Brittle with Chocolate

This peanut butter brittle is a delightful treat. It’s light and crisp, a bit like the inside of a Butterfinger. That lightness is the result of a dash of baking soda that introduces about a zillion air bubbles and transforms brittle into a delicate, crunchable candy. The peanut butter and absence of mix-ins make it …

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Crispy-Topped Brown Sugar Bars, sweet and crunchy

These crispy-topped brown sugar bars are at once familiar and surprising. The ingredient list is short and grocery store and pantry-friendly. The combination of Rice Krispies (or whatever puffed rice cereal you choose) and chocolate is reminiscent of a Nestle Crunch bar. But this particular arrangement—a layer of crisp and buttery brown sugar cookie covered …

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The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies ever

These cookies. Oh, these cookies. They’re everything I want in an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Best is a bold claim, I know. And obviously it’s a subjective one. But I stand by it here. They’re chewy with a nubbly texture from the rolled oats. They have an almost butterscotch flavor from the dark brown sugar …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart, a giant peanut butter cup

This chocolate peanut butter tart is basically a giant peanut butter cup. One with a crisp chocolate shortbread crust, filled with a peanut butter mousse made with a bit of crème fraîche for a subtle tang to lift the peanut butter flavor, and topped with a bittersweet chocolate ganache. It’s rich, and there’s nothing subtle …

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Almond Shortbread Brownies, a textural wonder

These brownies, oh, these brownies. These almond shortbread brownies are something special. They might be the dessert I’ve made the most frequently in the last ten years. They are rich fudgy brownies baked on a buttery shortbread crust. Before the first time I made them, it never occurred to me that brownies would benefit from …

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Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Citrus-Clove filling

These cookies. Oh, these cookies. They’re familiar, in that they’re crisp chocolate wafer sandwich cookies, a little bit like Oreos but you can use better chocolate to make them richer and deeper and more chocolatey. The surprising part is the filling, which is white chocolate that gets flavored with drops of clove and orange and …

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