July Bakin Friends
It’s the last day of July which means 1) it’s my birthday in 5 days and 2) summer is almost over and fall is close!!! Fall is my favorite season. I love the weather, the change in foliage and the fashion is perfection in my opinion. I can wear flats, loafers, booties, and oh sweaters and jackets! I am getting way too excited just thinking about all the shopping I have to do. Like these loafers I’ve been stalking for way too long and waiting for them to go on sale! Oh I can’t even get started on my love for pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, nutmeg and all the great spices of the fall.
But enough about my obsession with the almost end of summer (don’t hate), it’s Bakin Friends reveal day!!
Bakin Friends is celebrating it’s first year anniversary this month and our secret ingredient was Sprinkles!! How fitting :). I was matched with Erin, the brains behind the blog, The Spiffy Cookie. I actually found out about the group Bakin Friends through Erin a few months ago when I started blogging and I am so happy she introduced me to this group of amazing bakers! Erin is a PhD student just like me and has been a great blogging big sister; always been there to answer all my questions as I find my way in the blogosphere (Thanks girl!).
If you haven’t been to her blog yet, you totally should. She is always creative with her food and desserts and I was very excited to see what she will come up with. When I received her package, I was blown out of my mind. She sent the most beautiful package and it was filled with not one, not two but three great baked goods!! Yes three!! All sprinklefied!!
The first treat I sampled were these no-bake funfettinutter granola bars. They are filled with creamy peanut butter and packed with crispy rice cereal, white chocolate and sprinkles. Sounds amazing right? Yeah, they were AMAZING! They were chewy with lots of crunch! You can find the original recipe here (Erin adapted it slightly).
As if that wasn’t enough, she included the best cookies I’ve ever had! These birthday cake s’mores cookies came at the right time when I was craving some s’mores and they definitely satisfied that craving. The cookies are so soft and moist!! Freaking delicious.
Last but definitely not the least, she included these cake batter chocolate barks. I didn’t know you could add cake batter to chocolate bark. What a great idea, right? Well it adds flavor to this chocolate bark and takes it to the next level!
Needless to say, I was extremely SPOILED by Erin and I am so grateful!! I enjoyed every single one of these and it was very hard to share. Thanks Erin for not only setting a good example, but for all the amazing goodies :). I really need to step up my game and make more treats for my bakin friends.