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American Classics: By Cracky Bars

For those who can't bare to choose between a blondie and a brownie, there's a dessert that perfectly marries the two: the By Cracky bar. Second prize winner in the 1952 Pillsbury Bakeoff, the By Cracky Bar was the genius creation of fifteen-year-old Yvonne Whyte of New Bedford, Massachusetts. For her efforts, young Miss Whyte won $2,000, a GE electric range, an electric mixer and the undying gratitude of dessert lovers all across the country. More

A Cookie A Day: The Treats Truck's Super-Duper Bars

Just imagine if a cookie and a candy bar fell in love and had a baby. Pretty sweet, right? Well, The Treats Truck's Super-Duper Bars are that sugary little cookie-bar baby. Starting out with a layer of graham cracker crumbs, any combination of chocolate, coconut, nuts, peanut butter, butterscotch, or dried fruit is piled on top. When you're about to finish your candy layering a can of sweetened condensed milk is poured over the cookie-bar, and the final layer of sweets is sprinkled on. Into the oven for just shy of thirty minutes, the sweetened condensed milk acts as the glue that keeps this cookie together, oozing down into the layers and melding all of those great candy layers. More

American Classics: "Mama's" Mint Sticks

Few things can put me in the holiday spirit as quickly as a mint chocolate one-two punch. While Holiday Peppermint 'Crack' delivers on the flavor combo, sometimes you want a lot more chocolate. Recently when I was chatting with Serious Eater CityMinx about favorite homemade desserts she raved about mint sticks—a triple-layer, intensely chocolatey fudgy brownie bar—and very kindly offered to share her grandma's recipe. More

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