2012 Holiday Baking Extravaganza Part 3

Hello friends! Quick post today because I’m completely exhausted. Did some running around after work and I’m spent. So I’ll keep the chit chat short and just show you some pretty treats that came out of my kitchen.

The last baked treat to come out of my oven is also from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. These are the Caramel Pecan Bars to which I added a little chocolate to the top ;) Everything is better with chocolate, right?

They came out great! These are super sweet so a little goes a long way. Another great recipe!

In total contrast to that gooey, sweet, decadent dessert, here is the raw treat I made from Practically Raw. I couldn’t wait to try the kale chips and the Sour Cream and Onion flavor jumped out at me right off the bat!

Here they are all packed up in my paper bag :) They stayed pretty well! A little soggy but not too bad! The flavor is phenomenal! A little tangy, a little punch from the shallot. Definitely a winning recipe! Very excited about this one!

That’s all for tonight! Off to rest! Hope you all have a great night!

23 thoughts on “2012 Holiday Baking Extravaganza Part 3

  1. Oh my, those bars look so decadent! I think the addition of chocolate on the top is perfect.

    The kale chips sound pretty good. I always liked sour cream & onion flavored treats. Yum!

    • They are definitely decadent! I cut them smaller because I thought they’d be really rich. The chocolate was a great touch! Next time I’m going to add a little salt and make it a salted caramel pecan bar :)

      I’m going to eat some kale chips with my lunch, mmmm. So good!

  2. Mmm, caramel pecan bars – heaven! And it’s been way too long since I’ve had kale chips, they’d be a great snack to have on hand over the holidays. I’ll have to keep that in mind!

  3. Looks like a win on both sides of the flavor spectrum! Sweet and savory! My cheezy kale chips don’t have nearly enough topping on them compared to these beauties! I can see your kale consumption going up! ;)

    Hope you’re having a great day!

    • I agree! It’s funny because I don’t like the topping to be too thick (I’ve had some pretty intense, heavily flavored kale chips and wasn’t a huge fan) but these taste great! Oh my kale consumption will definitely be going up!! ;)

      Thanks, you too!

  4. Hahahaha–the extravaganzas never end! Can I expect to see a part four tomorrow?? Lol–just kidding ;) Everything you’ve made looks amazing!

    It’s nice when one has time to bake, dontcha think? Unfortunately, it’s not something one can decide to do with only 20 minutes free. It’s kind of an “event” (or at least that’s how I feel!).

    • OMG I know! Finally we’ve reached the end though ha! Thanks so much!!

      It’s definitely nice when I have time and it is definitely a planned event. I like to really just get into it, bring my laptop into the kitchen and listen to music or podcasts and just get lost in it. It’s a great way to spend a few hours.

      • Oh my gosh, I totally agree!

        And thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much again for my yummy, yummy treats! I know we communicated over Instagram and Twitter, lol, but I wanted to reiterate :) I have been super busy lately but I will have a blog post dedicated to your gesture so stay tuned :)

        • Aww you are so welcome I’m so glad you liked them!! And thank YOU for sending me some fudge!! OMG what a great surprise to have waiting for me after a long day at work. It is so decadent and delicious! You are so sweet and thoughtful for thinking of me :) And the card was really sweet too! Thank you!!

    • Thanks!! Oh no I’m hoarding those suckers for myself ;) I think they would get too soggy if I tried to send em out. Or that’s just what I’m telling myself :)

  5. Hey Vava, I just caught up on your blog and I’ve enjoyed seeing the wonderful holiday treats you created. Of course, the sweets look delicious, but sour cream & onion kale chips sound super special – wow! I hope you have a great Christmas!

    • Thanks Miss Rachel! The kale chips were pretty phenomenal I have to say! This book was one of the best purchases I’ve made recently for sure! Thanks, you too!

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