{sms} a sweet melissa catch up

I’ve been baking most of the Sweet Melissa Sundays recipes but haven’t had time to write about them. The purpose of this post is just to catch up a bit. (I will admit, though, I did not bake the Coconut Custard Pie nor the Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Rum-Raisin Sauce).

Peanut Butter Truffles

Butterscotch Pralines

Orange-Blueberry Mini-Muffins with Pecan Crumble

Sweet Potato Bread with Cinnamon-Orange-Rum Glaze (love boozy desserts!)

{twd} pretty much candy bars

I’m getting used to writing new blog posts using my iPhone. I can actually multi-task ( or at least pretend to multi-task) while I start a post.

On Saturday, my sister hosted a bachelorette party. She wanted me to make a dessert in the shape of a certain male body part. After I stopped laughing, I told her my decorating skills are on the rustic side and wouldn’t she prefer chocolate oatmeal bars? Yes, not only do I try to multi-task with my iPhone; I also try to multi-task with my baking.

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars, for most people though, they were pretty much candy bars. Very sweet. And very tasty. Or so I’m told. I’m still eating vegan, but I did save a couple for when my kickstart program ends this week.

Thanks to Lillian of Confectiona’s Realm for hosting this week. If you would like the recipe, visit her blog or buy the book.

{sms} butter toffee crunch

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I have all these posts I need want to write before I leave on vacation. I was going to scale back my goals of writing 17 posts before I left, but my blogging friends via Twitter convinced me to do it. They told me to be short and sweet. This is one of those posts.

This week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays selection is Butter Toffee Crunch, a delicicious and almost too simple bark-style candy with layers of toffee caramel, chocolate, and sliced almonds. Thank you to Kaitlin of Kait’s Plate for hosting this week’s recipe. If you would like the recipe, visit her blog or buy the book.