Cherry Bing Bars

Have you ever heard of Twin Bings?

These are one of my Mom’s favorite candies. They were created near where I grew up, were present through most of my life, and then I realized they were a regional thing. Huh. 

I do know, now, there are other very similar candies around, but this recipe is one my grandma used to make every year at Christmas time.

Cherry Bing Bars

Cherry Bing Bars

Ingredients

24 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
3/4 c. peanut butter, divided 
2/3 c. evaporated milk 
2 c. sugar 
½ c. butter
2 c. mini marshmallows
6 oz. cherry chips
2 c. salted peanuts, chopped

Directions

Layer 1
1. Melt 12 oz. chocolate chips and ¼ c. peanut butter in saucepan over medium heat,stirring often. 
2.Spread into 9 x 13 inch pan. 
3. Let cool completely. 
Layer 2
4. Combine evaporated milk, sugar, and butter in saucepan and bring to boil.
5. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
6. Add marshmallows and cherry chips. Stir well.
7. Pour mixture over first layer.
8. Let cool completely.
Layer 3
9. Melt 12 oz chocolate chips, ½ c. peanut butter, and salted peanuts over medium heat, stirring often.
10. Combine well. Pour over second layer.
11. Let all cool completely.

Cherry Bing Bars Recipe

Chocolate Crinkles

When I was young (and knew everything), I didn’t “like those cookies – they look yucky.”

NO ONE told me these innocent little cookies taste like the most perfect edge-brownie ever! #thanks family

Also, don’t @ me about the center brownie – you can have that if it’s your thing. #edges4lyfe

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Ingredients
1/2 c. vegetable oil
4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
powdered sugar

Directions
1. Mix oil, chocolate, and sugar.
2. Add eggs, one at a time until fully incorporated.
3. Add vanilla.
4. In second bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to chocolate mixture.
5. Mix together thoroughly.
6. Chill dough for several hours.
7. Preheat oven to 350 deg F. 
8. Roll chilled dough into 1-inch diameter balls. Roll in powdered sugar. Place on greased (or parchment-lined) baking sheet. 
9. Bake for 10-12 minutes. 
10. Remove to cooling rack.

chocolate crinkle recipe