Rolo Cheesecake Brownies

Claudia's Cookbook- Rolo Cheesecake Brownies 19I apologize for the lack of posts over the past few weeks. It’s been rather hectic over here. First, we were hit with a terrible winter storm here in Winnipeg. They called it a blizzard in the forecast, but it actually didn’t reach blizzard proportions. It was close though. Then a couple days later, I somehow managed to hurt my back taking down our Christmas tree. Yeah, don’t ask. Needless to say, it rendered me useless and confined to the couch for the better part of a week. Today is the first day I can honestly say I feel much better and am able to move around without shrieking in pain.

The storm and the hurt back taught me a very important lesson about myself: I really dislike being cooped up in the house for days on end. I guess it would have been okay if I was able to stand long enough to get my bake on. Sadly, I wasn’t able to until last night. I wanted to make sure my resurrection into the food blogging world was a good one for you. I think I hit it out of the ballpark with these Rolo Cheesecake Brownies! They are rich and super delicious. They have the perfect balance of sweetness with the salted caramel and dark chocolate. Not to mention the cream cheese and rolo candies! You will not be disappointed when you try this recipe. Best of all – it’s crazy easy!


Salted Caramel Chocolates

There is a ton of chocolate in stores this time of year. With Valentine’s Day recently over and Easter right around the corner, I can’t help but be inspired by the massive amounts of chocolate treats everywhere. I was craving salty caramel this past week and tried to find some great recipes that brought together the deliciousness of chocolate, salt and caramel. To my surprise, there wasn’t a great deal out there. Therefore, I decided to combine a couple recipes I found to create this envisioned beauty. This recipe was adapted by NY Times food author Jill Santopietro and the food blog Adventures Made from Scratch. It is simple and perfect for your chocolate cravings. Not to mention, these treats taste a million times better than any store bought candy out there.