Happy Wednesday friends! I wanted to squeeze a few more pumpkin recipes in before the season ends so here’s another one. I’m not sure if the markets are still carrying pumpkin cream cheese. If they are, you should definitely buy a package and make this. I’m not big on cheesecake in general because they’re huge and so rich (I’m thinking Cheesecake Factory here…). I’m a firm believer in everything in moderation. But cheesecake bars, I love. They’re smaller and for me, it’s plenty to remedy any sweet cravings you may be having.
Oh wow, is it Wednesday already?! My blog has been seriously neglected. E and M just left. And I’m pooped! It has been quite an exhausting weekend. We were out all day Sunday and Monday. Mostly outdoor stuff —poolside barbecue and picnic barbecue. And I’m not into any of those things. There’s one thing you need to know about me. I don’t like getting dirty and I don’t like outdoorsy activities. OK, that’s two things. Why? It’s mainly because of the insects. I attract them. They love to eat me alive. Plus, I do not like dining with any bugs around. Who does? Aside from that, it was great seeing my nieces, E and M!
I had some ripe bananas I wanted to use up but I didn’t want to make just banana bread. I also had some milk and dark chocolate peanut butter cups on hand too. Which makes for a nice jazzed up banana bread! And who doesn’t like peanut butter cups?
Today is National Kahlua Day. And in honor of that, I made these Kahlua Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. If you are a Kahlua fan, then you’ll love these! When I made them this morning, I couldn’t stop licking the batter. 😀 You can definitely taste the Kahlua flavor in this and the dark chocolate is nice complement to this cookie bar. If you don’t have Kahlua or don’t want to add it to your batter, you can always add some coffee granules to this with some rum or vanilla extract. But really, why bother? Go all out and add the Kahlua. You’ll be glad you did. Bake some today and enjoy them with family, friends, or neighbors. They’ll thank you for it.