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Turtle Bars

In the middle of December my stomach growls for baked goods. This time of year always reminds me of the loads of treats that my mom bakes for Christmas. Some of my favorite treats include snail rolls, cheese buns, cinnamon buns with loads of icing, and candied bark. Every year at this time, my ticking stomach time bomb goes off and immediately wants to discretely tell my mom to get baking! This year, I decided to take action and try something new. These turtle bars will definitely be on the list of favorites for years to come.

I found this recipe on the Real Simple website (Real Simple)and it had some great reviews. However, some of the other recipes I was looking at didn’t have a peep of positiveness from its users. My favourite reviews are the ones where people say “I will NEVER make this one again!” They clearly were not living the dream when they were baking. Here on The Male Baker, I am always living the dream so believe me about the quality of baked good’s on here. Try em out! You may even surprise yourself. Continue reading


Fresh Lemon Coconut Bars

Is anyone familiar with pesky individuals who just don’t give up, the sort of individuals who have an idea and never forget about it? Well, this next recipe is dedicated to these individuals in my life, or should I say individual, who practically baked along side me with their baking ideas. Even though I would love to mention the rat who never gave up on having me bake these lemon coconut bars, I can’t go as low as name calling on The Male Baker Blog. The most you can do is guess who this pesky individual is and ask “it” how the bars turned out! Because the last thing I remember was that the pan was empty less than 24-hours later. Since this lemon coconut bar recipe turned out so well, I am urging you to bake these at your convenience. But if you do not want to bake them, be that pesky individual and annoy a friend of yours who does! You will not regret it, enjoy.

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Sour Cream Chocolate Oatmeal Walnut Banana Bars

These Sour Cream Banana Bars have some hidden tricks to them that you will want to know about. Before you bake these, make sure you note that there are a lot of bananas and flaxseed in this recipe. The reason I chose these ingredients is because they cancel each other out like none other. I know, I am baking at the same time I am thinking about staying regular! I want you to be regular and to not be constipated the next time you eat banana filled bars. The bananas will most likely try to bung you up meanwhile the flaxseed will counteract any of the bananas effects on you. The result is a perfectly well balanced treat. Now go ahead and try these bars and tell me what you think of this idea. I can speak first hand that these banana bars kept my household nice and regular!

PS: Overdo the flaxseed if you want to play a nice practical joke on someone!

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Lemon Cranberry Coconut Crumble

This crumble comes to mind when I think of Seattle. The first time I made this, it was for a group of friends in Seattle and it got devoured quite quickly. I was a little worried about how the fruit would mingle with all the coconut, but after I tasted it, I realized that the coconut is its best feature! Most of the crumbles that I have baked include slicing and dicing any fruit that is in the kitchen and making a simple oatmeal topping to drizzle over the fruit. But this recipe has a delicious bottom layer to it that gives it a good crunch when you bite into it. Although I have many other great memories of Seattle, Continue reading