Outstanding Brownies

Outstanding Brownies

They’re not called “Outstanding Brownies” for nothing! A crinkly top hides a fudgy interior packed with rich cocoa and melty chocolate chips. You’ll definitely need a glass of milk with these. I have made many brownies. Not every brownie handles mix-ins, like chocolate chips, or a frosting on top, or is able to be a stand-alone brownie. Brownie recipes are generally simple and always a favorite for bakers of any skill…

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Chocolate Lava Cake Bars

Chocolate Lava Cake Bars

No need to peek inside a volcano when you can make these rich, gooey, chocolate lava cake bars. A unique twist on a decadent dessert that will have you saying “I lava these!” These chocolate lava cake bars are worth their weight in gold! With a silky chocolate layer in between soft cake dough, these are tremendously rich. Do you have a wallet… I mean a stomach big enough to hold all the richness? To make this dessert even…

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Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies

These Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies are two desserts destined to be together. With a bright raspberry filling, silky cheesecake, and a rich, fudgy brownie base, you won’t be able to stop at one! I could probably eat a brownie every day of life. One day, I was binge-watching a baking show and one of the contestants made Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies. Although hers were a total flop, I couldn’t stop thinking about them…

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S’mores Bars

S’mores Bars

The only fire you need to make these S’mores Bars is your passion for dessert! With a Graham Slam Cookie Dough base and layers of silky chocolate and fluffy marshmallows in between, this is an irresistible treat for you to enjoy! This recipe uses the Graham Slam Cookie dough! It is filled with graham crackers and is rich enough to balance out the billowy marshmallow and creamy chocolate layers. When creating this recipe I…

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Purely Chocolate Brownies

Purely Chocolate Brownies

If you’ve ever taken a bite of a brownie and wondered what it was missing, the answer is probably chocolate. No need to wonder that with these Purely Chocolate Brownies! With a rich chocolate brownie base and a fudgy chocolate swirl, they live up to their name and then some! These Purely Chocolate Brownies were created with one objective in mind: to be a fudgy brownie that was easy enough to make any time. It certainly…

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Cookie Dough Brownies

Cookie Dough Brownies

Take two of the best desserts, mash them together, and you get Cookie Dough Brownies! These are the best fudgy rich brownies, with a perfect smooth cookie dough topping that everyone will love! These cookie dough brownies are perfect for those who cannot choose between brownies or cookies! Why not have both of the best desserts at the same time? The cookie dough topping pairs deliciously well with the rich, fudgy brownie…

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Chocolate Chip Bars

Chocolate Chip Bars

These chewy Chocolate Chip Bars are practically effortless. They come together in one bowl and cook up to the perfect gooey, chewy, chocolate chip-y goodness. One bite of these will have you rewriting The Golden Rule to “Bring unto others the Chocolate Chip Bar you want brought unto you.” Too lazy to make chocolate chip cookies? Then this Chocolate Chip Bar recipe is for you! It takes out all the work and none of the…

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Dulce de Leche Brownies

Dulce de Leche Brownies

Can you say “delicioso”? These Dulce de Leche Brownies are a rich brownie swirled with creamy, caramelly dulce de leche. They are a heavenly brownie treat that will make you want to throw a party just to hear everyone say “mmm” when they take a bite. What could I even say about caramel that hasn’t already been said? It is delish, that’s all. Dulce de leche is caramel’s milk-based cousin, and it is fantastic. When I…

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Caramel Marshmallow Rice Crispy Bars

Caramel Marshmallow Rice Crispy Bars

Ooey gooey rice crispy bars with a layer of soft creamy caramel and more marshmallow for the best crispy rice bar ever. These Caramel Marshmallow Rice Crispy Bars are a classic turned extra decadent and irresistible. So there’s the Classic Rice Crispy Bars. And that’s really great. It’s iconic. Almost everyone has made them at least once. I was eating one once and had this crazy idea. I thought to myself that I could…

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Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies

Pure bliss for the Peanut Butter Chocolate lover. You’ll need a large jar of peanut butter for this recipe. It’s worth every ounce! Peanut butter and brownies seem like a no brainer. The trick is to let the peanut butter AND the chocolate brownie shine. You would think this was easy, but it’s not. How do you combine the chewiness of a perfect brownie with the creaminess of a spoonful of peanut butter? I live close to Hershey…

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Fudgy Mint Brownie

Fudgy Mint Brownie

A rich fudgy brownie with mint chips and a beautiful mint drizzle. The perfectly balanced brownie treat! During my time in college at Brigham Young University (BYU), everyone was wild about mint brownies. They were so good. They had a rich brownie with a mint topping and a chocolate frosting. Now that I’ve moved across the country, it’s kind of hard to get authentic BYU mint brownies. Mint is a hard flavor to get right…

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Classic Rice Crispy Bars

Classic Rice Crispy Bars

The normal back-of-the-box recipe doesn’t work well where we live on the East Coast. So we created our own recipe that does well in every climate and has the buttery, marshmallowy flavor you crave. I live on the East Coast side of the United States. The normal recipe on the back of the box of famous Rice Krispies wouldn’t hold up to the humidity. They became soggy, mushy, and downright unpleasant to eat. So I quit making them…

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Marshmallow Sprinkle Rice Crispy Bars

Marshmallow Sprinkle Rice Crispy Bars

These crispy rice bars have a chewy, marshmallow topping and can be customized with colored sprinkles for any occasion. During our time in the cookie shop, holidays were the most fun time of all. With the delicious scents of cookies baking all around us, the creative juices flowed constantly. Motivated by the wild success of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Rice Bar, we couldn’t help but wonder what else a simple Crispy Rice Bar…

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Frosted Marshmallow Brownie

Frosted Marshmallow Brownie

This is not your average, made-from-the-box brownie. Dense and moist, with a pillowy marshmallow layer, and topped with homemade chocolate buttercream, this is what brownie dreams are made of. This brownie is in my personal baked goods hall of fame. Dense and moist and a dreamy creation, it is not your average frosted brownie. The chocolate buttercream frosting is so creamy and the marshmallow layer is so fluffy. I hope they…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Crispy Bar

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Crispy Bar

I’m not trying to be dramatic, but if you like peanut butter, chocolate, and crispy chewiness, this may be one of the best things you’ve ever eaten. I live in Central Pennsylvania and have for 24 years. Pennsylvania is home to multiple chocolate companies. The famous Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was created in 1928 in Pennsylvania. As I mentioned in my Pennsylvania Tango cookie recipe, to this day, the locals love peanut…

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Hi, I’m Missy. Welcome to Taste Before Beauty. For 28 years I’ve been developing recipes that taste delicious, before they look delicious.

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