Date Night Bake Off

Hello and Happy Friday! I have been meaning to write this post since the Super Bowl and am excited to finally be getting around to it. The good thing about publishing a recipe post is that food is always relevant 🙂 And that somehow makes me feel like my procrastination in sharing is at least semi-justified.

Any time that Dan and I get together with family and friends, I jump at the opportunity to bring the desserts with us. I get the best of both worlds (please tell me that someone else just started to sing the Hannah Montana theme song. No? Just me? Okay) because I get to bake, which is definitely in my top 5 of things I love to do, and we don’t have dozens of leftover cookies on our counter that I inevitably snack on at all hours of the day.

Something about the competitiveness of the Super Bowl inspired me to draw up a little competition of my own and I challenged Dan to a Bake Off before the game. Being the good wife that I am, I allowed Dan access to my Pinterest account so that he could also choose his recipe. And with that, we made a quick trip to the store to grab all our ingredients.

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Dan decided to make Reese’s Fudge courtesy of Crazy for Crust while I opted to bake Averie Cooks Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookie Bars.

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We were both pleased with our finished products.

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After allowing our desserts to cool, we prepped and packed them for the taste test during the Super Bowl.

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The verdict? As much as it pains me to admit, and truly it does, Dan won by one vote. Being the incredibly gracious loser that I am, I will tell you that the Reese’s in the fudge swayed a couple of our voters over. And it’s not like those were homemade, am I right?! Just kidding. Now that I have had some time to cool off since our Bake Off I will say that the fudge was delicious. And even better was how much fun we had with the competition.

Reader Question – All time favorite dessert? The Cheesecake Factory has a Snickers Cheesecake that I love. A lot.

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