Who said lunch couldn't have dessert? We say it should and offer these recipes for the best desserts that have that lunch quality--easy to make, easy to eat, and not too heavy.
These cakelike bars are just like brownies--only blond, hence the name. The added chocolate adds extra decadence.
Make your feelings known by creating light and airy meringue letters and shapes to spell out any message. Slip some in a kid's lunch for a sweet surprise!
This bar tastes just like pecan pie, but an assortment of your favorite snack nuts takes the place of the pecans.
Toasting the hazelnuts to heightens the nut flavor in this bar cookie recipe.
This is a great recipe to make when you have overripe bananas at your house. Being extra-ripe means that they are sweeter and are easier to mash.
The rich peanut butter base for these delicious bars can be made ahead and frozen according to the recipe. Before guests arrive, simply thaw and top with jam and strawberries for a last-minute dessert.
Decorate your choice of cake mix to create flavorful Christmas ornament cupcakes. Tint creamy white frosting with different colors, cut white rolled fondant icing into shapes, and add luster dust for a light sheen.
These rich dessert bars are much easier to make than traditional panforte--an Italian fruitcake-like pastry.
You can make these spice bars ahead and keep them refrigerated until party time.
Peanuts and chocolate are a most favored special treat. Cookie lovers of all ages will adore these candy- and peanut-studded delights.
Strawberries are the sweet stars in this layered gelatin dessert made with a cream cheese layer over a cookie-like base studded with pecans.
These cinnamon-almond slices are the perfect mate for your afternoon cup of coffee. Combine toasted almonds, ground cinnamon, and almond paste for a nutty, flavorful bite.