Bars & Squares

Chocolate Pretzel Crumb Bars + My First Cookie Exchange

December 7, 2016 Bars & Squares

I didn’t think I needed to start off this post with a description of what a Cookie Exchange is, but evidently I do, since I had to explain it to about six of my co-workers this week. So before we get into the details, a brief lesson: a Cookie Exchange is a gathering/party where each person in […]

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Chocolate Toffee Shortbread Squares + Chi’s Baby Shower

April 21, 2016 Bars & Squares

My friend Kristine’s asked me to make some sweets for her sister’s baby shower back in March, and I believe I responded “it is my joy in life to put together a treat table”. She knew she wanted Dolly’s Doughnut, plus two dozen vanilla cupcakes, and then we looked through some of my cookbooks and […]

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Apple Cheesecake Crumb Squares

October 22, 2015 Bars & Squares
Apple Cheesecake Crumble Squares

I feel like you often hear that it’s hard to make friends as an adult. I haven’t really found this to be the case, but I work in a huge company and have switched departments twice in the past three years, so have had the chance to meet a ton of new people. While it’s […]

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Rhubarb Lemon Bars

July 27, 2015 Bars & Squares
Rhubarb Lemon Squares

When I was sick back in June and lying around on my couch drinking hot water with honey and lemon, I pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I was going to completely miss rhubarb season this year. I accepted the sad tragedy that it would be a rhubarb-less summer here on Planet Byn. […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Date Squares

December 7, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Date Squares

Date Squares hold an extra special place in my heart as my Aunt Joan makes the best ones in the world. I’ve only ever eaten the ones she makes, and haven’t had them in about 10 years, but I refuse to eat any others so I don’t muddle my memory of hers. Until now! For […]

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The Dream Slice {Butter Baked Goods GIVEAWAY!}

November 26, 2014 Bars & Squares
The Dream Slice

Today we’re celebrating Butter Baked Goods! If you read my October recap, you know that I spent my birthday afternoon with my blogging friends at Butter in Vancouver, and I basically wanted to move into the store. It was so cute and cozy, from the pretty rose wallpaper to the big display cases of treats, […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Caramel Squares {Virtual Baby Shower for Christina}

October 4, 2014 Bars & Squares

Our friend Christina is having a baby, and of course we’re having virtual baby shower to celebrate! Christina is expecting another boy in November, and he’s sure to be a heartbreaker just like his big brother. When Christina and her husband Simon found out that they were having a boy, their cutie pie Timothy suggested […]

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S’mores Fudge Squares + The Big Pig Engagement Jam

September 24, 2014 Bars & Squares

When Nicole & Geoff came over for brunch in the summer, they mentioned that they wanted to throw a big engagement party in the Fall, but not just an engagement party, a PIG ROAST! This has been something Nicole’s been wanting to do for years, and they were so cute and excited as they asked […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Squares

July 22, 2014 Bars & Squares
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Squares

We had a big day here on Planet Byn last week. After exercising remarkable restraint for a whole month, I brought treats into my new office for the first time.  Based on some life advice from my baking spirit guide (Danielle: “You can’t show up on the first day with a six-layer cake”), I decided […]

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S’mores Rice Krispie Squares

May 29, 2014 Bars & Squares

For our second recipe of Janelle week, we’re having S’mores Rice Krispie Squares. I’m a sucker for anything involving the holy trinity of milk chocolate, graham and toasted marshmallow, and so is Janelle. I made these for two reasons: 1) She was mad at me because I got a new job and will be transferring […]

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