A Few ‘Happy’ Fall Desserts…

Happy Hour is made happier with a few desserts slipped in. Here were the choices for our recent neighborhood gathering (fall flavor influences evident!)

Apple Harvest Blondies “Most Eaten”

Though not the prettiest dessert of the bunch, these were terrible popular. They tasted like an apple cake with small chunks of cream cheese melted within. Delicious!

Caramel- Pecan Bars with Chocolate Drizzle (Most Droolworthy)

These were ooey-gooey and fantastic. A thin crust with pure melted caramel drizzled on top. Funny thing is that I adapted these from a Weight Watcher’s recipe, and I thought they were the best dessert of the night. I had several requests for this super simple recipe.

Chocolate- Pumpkin Brownies (“Most Talked About”)

In my effort to include a chocolate dessert, I wanted to try out these fall-themed brownies. Everyone kept asking… “Is that pumpkin I taste?” The pumpkin flavor is detectable but definitely doesn’t take away from the chocolate. These were very good.

Desserts are always popular, most notably with the men in the house, and these were all devoured in record time. (Especially as the Shark Attack began to disappear!)

Get ready for fall recipes… just a few more days until the new season is upon us!

All recipes can be found by clicking on recipe titles above.

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56 Responses to “A Few ‘Happy’ Fall Desserts…”

  1. 1

    Clumbsy Cookie — September 19, 2008 @ 8:50 AM

    I love the weight watchers caramel bar! They do look as belonging to a diet, lol!

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    Barbara Bakes — September 19, 2008 @ 11:30 AM

    Wow – I don’t think I’ve seen Weight Watchers and caramel in the same sentence before. Sounds delicious!

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    Tanya — September 19, 2008 @ 11:59 AM

    I know I would go nuts for the apple bars and the last bar pictured. YUM.

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    Mary Coleman — September 19, 2008 @ 12:20 PM

    I obviously live in a very dull neighborhood! These look so good!! Weight Watchers has always had great recipes. I can’t wait to try the caramel bars…

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    Debbie — September 19, 2008 @ 1:03 PM

    All your desserts look wonderful. I don’t know which one I would eat first!!!!

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    HoneyB — September 19, 2008 @ 1:15 PM

    oh yum – the caramel bar and the pumpkin brownie are on a definite drool list for me!

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    Peter M — September 19, 2008 @ 2:11 PM

    I’ve had brekki but now I want treats…may I have some treats? I promise to brush!

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    Rosie — September 19, 2008 @ 2:25 PM

    WOW – what mind blowing treats you have here!! I love everything but those Apple Harvest Blondies have taken my eye, just beautiful!!

    I have an award waiting on my blog for you :)

    http://rosiebakesapeaceofcake.blogspot.com/

    Rosie x

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    Núria — September 19, 2008 @ 2:33 PM

    I think I gained 2 kilos only by seeing these beauties!!!! Now that I’ve been blogging for a year I should start baking too!

    Mine would be a Cheetah atack… now you see them now you don’t ;D

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — September 19, 2008 @ 3:09 PM

    Wow all these look great and really the carmel are WW approved. These are a must try.

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    StickyGooeyCreamyChewy — September 19, 2008 @ 3:15 PM

    Wow! All three look wonderful! I’d have a tough time choosing just one.

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    Mary — September 19, 2008 @ 3:28 PM

    They all look wonderful, but apples are my special weakness! Thanks for sharing.

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    Anita — September 19, 2008 @ 3:37 PM

    Mmm, what I love about fall is all the rich gooey satisfying desserts that start coming out! they all look so tempting!

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    farida — September 19, 2008 @ 4:38 PM

    These are such great desserts! I especially would like to try pumpkin brownies:) sounds unique:) thanks for sharing!

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    Maria — September 19, 2008 @ 4:39 PM

    Wow I love everyone of those desserts, especially the apple bars!!

    Maria
    x

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    nicole — September 19, 2008 @ 4:40 PM

    Can I get a little baggie with one of each? Thanks! Well everything looks so good. I will just have to try all of them.

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    Maria — September 19, 2008 @ 5:00 PM

    Wow, these all look good. I will have to try pumpkin in my brownies this fall for sure!

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    Patsyk — September 19, 2008 @ 5:12 PM

    I’m going to have to try those brownies… sounds perfect for fall!

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    Deborah — September 19, 2008 @ 5:32 PM

    Yay for fall!! They all sound amazing!

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    Sharon — September 19, 2008 @ 7:31 PM

    I love fall foods! I’d definitely pick the pumpkin brownies as I have a love of just about anything pumpkin in the fall. I think I need to move to your neighborhood…

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    Paula — September 19, 2008 @ 8:03 PM

    Your neighborhood gets together for happy hour? Wow! What a great community builder! Would love to hear more about that! You brought some great goodies, too. Your blondie recipe is unique, and I bet delicious. Those caramel bars … well, let’s just say I made a yummy noise just looking at the picture, and those choc-pumpkin brownies are great for Fall. What a good neighbor you are!

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    Aggie — September 19, 2008 @ 8:22 PM

    Oohh…these look good. I have to try those chocolate pumpkin brownies!

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    Laura — September 19, 2008 @ 8:34 PM

    I am incredibly exhausted so all my brain can come up with is YUM. YUMYUMYUMYUM…..

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    lisa — September 19, 2008 @ 10:00 PM

    The apple harvest blondies look fantastic! A bit of cream cheese is always a good thing.

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    Brilynn — September 19, 2008 @ 10:08 PM

    A lovely trio of desserts. I’d be happy to have some of each!

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    Adam — September 19, 2008 @ 11:19 PM

    You rocked my Fall themed brain! All of those look drool and talked about, and disappearing quick worthy. Is combining a pumpkin/apple/caramel something overdoing it?

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    the southern hostess — September 19, 2008 @ 11:58 PM

    Yum! I can’t decide which one of these I want to try first!

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    eliza — September 20, 2008 @ 1:18 AM

    wow…you just make me hungry! fantastic selection!

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    dobetter — September 20, 2008 @ 1:41 AM

    I’ve never seen chocolate pumpkin brownies. Yours look great.

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    Mike of Mike's Table — September 20, 2008 @ 2:10 AM

    Wow, they all look fantastic. I’m not sure which I’d go for first–probably the apple bars

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    diva — September 20, 2008 @ 3:18 AM

    wow! wish i was there to join in the feasting. the pumpkin brownies are so tempting.

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    Teresa Cordero Cordell — September 20, 2008 @ 3:25 AM

    You’re not kidding you’re ready for Fall. Wonderful desert recipes. Thank you for sharing.

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    Lisa Michelle — September 20, 2008 @ 3:57 AM

    OH MY GOD, a melange of temptation in one entry. Every single photo and recipe is beckoning my tummy in a come hither way!

    That said, I love the format of your entries, and your site is so well done! I wish WordPress included a printer-friendly option, not to mention a ton of other stuff it doesn’t ‘allow’. ARRGH!

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    Manggy — September 20, 2008 @ 5:56 AM

    Well now, that should take away the no-summer-fruit blues in an instant! Everything looks delicious! My favorite would have to be the first one too :)

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    Grace — September 20, 2008 @ 9:41 AM

    the choice is easy for me–apple harvest blondies all the way! i would’ve scarfed them down anyway, but the fact that there’s cream cheese involved is an awesome bonus. happy desserts, indeed. :)

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    VeggieGirl — September 20, 2008 @ 11:12 AM

    RecipeGirl, do you deliver?!?!??!! I’ll take a dozen of EACH!!! :0) And hey, those Apple Harvest bars still look pretty to me!

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    CookiePie — September 20, 2008 @ 12:35 PM

    Beautiful! I’d like one of each, please! And I will be making those chocolate-pumpkin brownies this weekend for sure. YUM!

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    Leslie — September 20, 2008 @ 1:16 PM

    Oh heaven! I would eat them all!!!

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    Mommy's Kitchen — September 20, 2008 @ 2:40 PM

    You have been fall baking away girl. Now you got me in the mood again. all of those look out of this world good.

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    Megan. — September 20, 2008 @ 2:59 PM

    hmm, i wish i could get my hands on some of those apple harvest blondies! they sound absolutely delicious so who cares what they look like :)

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    Jessy and her dog Winnie — September 20, 2008 @ 6:31 PM

    Wow caramel pecaon bars look amazing!

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    That Girl — September 20, 2008 @ 10:12 PM

    Honestly I don’t know of a flavor that doesn’t go well with pumpkin!

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    Susan from Food Blogga — September 20, 2008 @ 11:18 PM

    I have yet to pair pumpkin and chocolate. But your brownies have made me a quick convert. Oh, YUM!

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    ~Priscilla~ — September 21, 2008 @ 1:26 AM

    that all looks delicious! fall desserts are so good!

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    Sara — September 21, 2008 @ 2:02 AM

    These all look so beautiful, I have a weakness for pumpkin and chocolate together!

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    dessertobsessed — September 21, 2008 @ 5:03 AM

    thanks for rounding up all the fall desserts; i can’t wait to try the chocolate pumpkin brownies!

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    Jenny — September 21, 2008 @ 6:06 AM

    Wow, talk about great looking fall treats! Isn’t it the best time of year to bake! I can’t wait for pumpkin everything!

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    Simply...Gluten-free — September 21, 2008 @ 1:14 PM

    Wow, I want to move to your neighborhood, drinks and sweets – how could it get any better?

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    bren@flanboyanteats.com — September 21, 2008 @ 2:38 PM

    chocolate pumpkin brownies. is that what i think i saw? ur so mean… i love anything pumpkin and finally fall has HIT ME: i had my first pumpkin latte from evilbux the other day… It’s officially good weather time!

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    Lori Lynn — September 21, 2008 @ 4:06 PM

    I am so looking forward to Autumn cooking. Your photos are especially nice, and I really like those morsels of cream cheese in the apple blondies!

    I just picked up some roasted pumpkin oil, looking forward to cooking with that!

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    Cakespy — September 21, 2008 @ 4:53 PM

    I don’t know…I think they’re ALL drool-worthy! I am so psyched about fall desserts. :-)

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    Dawn — September 21, 2008 @ 6:06 PM

    Wow, did you make all these? Amazing. You’re like super-cook-woman!
    I would be all over the apple ones.

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    Emiline — September 21, 2008 @ 7:42 PM

    Oh! How you tempt me, Recipe Girl.

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    Jan — September 21, 2008 @ 11:26 PM

    These all look so good, I want to eat them all. Not that there’s any left by now. (sniff)

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    Proud Italian Cook — September 22, 2008 @ 3:27 AM

    Chocolate Pumpkin Bars!! Done deal!!~

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    Elle — September 30, 2008 @ 12:36 AM

    Any one of these would be perfect right now! Gorgeous!