Need Suggestions For Bars And Quick Breads

Baking By pmarks0 Updated 1 Dec 2010 , 6:41pm by pmarks0

pmarks0 Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 1:38am
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I've got a couple of Holiday cookie boxes that I'm doing this year. I've got boxes with chocolate chip, oatmeal or peanut butter or a combination. I've also got a box with a variety of sugar cookies, gingerbread, shortbread, biscotti and chocolate chip. And finally I have a box with brownies.

I've had someone contact me who has three events for which she is looking for cookies and sweet treats. SHe's got two events that require 50 pieces each and one that will be 300 pieces. She likes the variety I have but she's asking about quick breads like banana bread and some other bars. Banana bread is no issue as I make that all the time. I'm thinking lemon squares but I'm stuck on other ideas. The less involved the better. icon_smile.gif

Anyone have any other suggestions?

11 replies
Jennifer1970 Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 1:51am
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What about cranberry/orange bread?

tokazodo Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 1:54am
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Pumpkin Bread?
Gingerbread cooked in mini loaf pans?
Pecan Squares? http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Mothers-Pecan-Squares/Detail.aspx

Coconut Squares?
Oatmeal Rasin/Cranberry Squares iced?

cakeythings1961 Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 1:55am
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How about:

Pumpkin bread with mini chocolate chips
Cranberry orange walnut bread

Red velvet brownies
Cheesecake swirl brownies
Salted caramel brownies
Toffee bars
Magic layered bars

Every single one of these is super easy. Let me know if you need any recipes.

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Eisskween Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 2:06am
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Lemon bars are always a hit.
Banana Bread and Zucchini bread are also welcome gifts.
Hello Dolly bars are fun too, choc chips, coconut, yummy stuff.

HELLO DOLLY BARS  
1 stick butter
1 1/2 c. graham crackers
6 oz. chocolate chips
6 oz. butterscotch chips
3/4 c. chopped nuts
1 1/3 c. coconut (3 oz.)
1 sm. can sweetened condensed Eagle Brand milk
Melt butter, place in a 9x13 inch cake pan covering the bottom of the pan. Put the crushed graham crackers in pan and pat down. Sprinkle the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, chopped nuts and then the coconut on top of the graham crackers. Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk across the top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until brown on top.

playingwithsugar Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 2:13am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cakeythings1961

How about:

Pumpkin bread with mini chocolate chips
Cranberry orange walnut bread

Red velvet brownies
Cheesecake swirl brownies
Salted caramel brownies
Toffee bars
Magic layered bars

Every single one of these is super easy. Let me know if you need any recipes.

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I don't know about the OP, but I want the brownie recipes. If you have any other out-of-the-box brownie recipes, send them my way, too.

Edited to say -

OOPS! I meant outside-the-box brownie recipes. LOL!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

karabeal Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 2:39am
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I vote for pumpkin bread with mini chocolate chips, my favorite quick bread. Also, pecan are super yummy and appropriate for this time of year. They taste like pecan pie (the good ones, at least!).

cakeythings1961 Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 1:50pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by playingwithsugar



I don't know about the OP, but I want the brownie recipes. If you have any other out-of-the-box brownie recipes, send them my way, too.

Edited to say -

OOPS! I meant outside-the-box brownie recipes. LOL!

Theresa icon_smile.gif




Here you go:

Red Velvet Brownies:
I've used this scratch recipe from Spike Mendelsohn:
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/recipe?id=9441639

But my family actually prefers this quick version:
http://www.duncanhines.com/recipes/brownies/jilltaylor86/red-velvet-fudge-brownies
(I skip the chocolate chips.)

Either way, I drizzle them with white chocolate. They look beautiful for the holidays.

Cheesecake Swirl Brownies this recipe seems to be all over the internet
Mix a batch of your favorite recipe for fudge brownies and spread in pan (this is enough for 9x13 pan)
Combine the following:
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese
1 egg
1/3 C. sugar
Place dollops of the cream cheese on top of the brownie batter & swirl with a knife. Don't swirl too much! Bake as directed in your recipe.

Salted Caramel Brownies based on recipe from Taste of Home
Again, mix up your favorite brownies. Spread about 2/3 of the batter in 9x13 pan.
Melt together the following in a sauce pan (I do this carefully in the microwave.)
14 oz. caramels, unwrapped
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
Add to the caramel sauce:
1/2 tsp. coarse salt
1/2 C. chopped walnuts
Pour the caramel sauce over the brownie batter. Dot remaining batter with tsp over the caramel layer, then lightly swirl. Bake as directed. Sprinkle with additional 1/2 tsp. of coarse salt when they're fresh from the oven.

Pistachio Brownies
Simply add 1 cup chopped pistachios and 3/4 C. white chocolate chips to your favorite brownie recipe. For some reason, people go "nuts" over these. icon_lol.gif

Banana Bread Brownies from Fat Witch Brownies
I've only made these once, but they were promptly devoured, so I'll be making them again!
Melt together, then allow to cool:
6 T. butter
3/4 C. semisweet chocolate chips
Mix:
3 to 4 very ripe banana (about 1 3/4 cup)
1/2 C. sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
Add:
1 3/4 C. flour
1/2 tsp salt
Fold in:
1 C. chopped walnuts
Lightly fold together the banana mixture and the melted chocolate.
Bake in greased 9x9 pan @ 350* for 35 minutes


I've also tried various versions of spicy brownies with chili powder or curry powder or chipotle...........ummm, not successful. Even my chocoholic son wouldn't eat them!!

Good luck with your brownie baking icon_smile.gif
Laura

Emmar308 Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 2:15pm
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What about different flavours of fudge? Vanilla, chocolate, Baileys etc? Very easy to make and always goes down a treat!

poohsmomma Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 2:36pm
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The Pillsbury website has some great easy recipes many of them use the packaged cookie dough as a base.

cakecraft Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 2:42pm
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My grandmother always made gumdrop loaves at Christmas, with red and green gumdrops. Folks love those! As well, I think of coconut macaroons (I used recipe from Pillsbury's baking A-Z cookbook) topped with a cherry. This year I plan on doing lemon poppyseed, pumpkin & zucchini loaves, as well as an apricot cream cheese loaf that is my fave (for breakfast with a coffee, lol) I love Christmas baking!!

pmarks0 Posted 1 Dec 2010 , 6:41pm
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. They all look great! And cakeythings1961 and eisskween, thanks for the recipes. I'll definitely be trying some of them.

I'm not sure why I wasn't getting notification. It is a default when you submit a new topic. Ah well, I've flagged it now, so anything further I'll see. icon_smile.gif

Thanks again!

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