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.

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

  1. postedSep 19, 2008 8:50 AM
    Clumbsy Cookie

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

  2. postedSep 19, 2008 11:30 AM
    Barbara Bakes

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

  3. postedSep 19, 2008 11:59 AM

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

  4. postedSep 19, 2008 12:20 PM
    Mary Coleman

    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…

  5. postedSep 19, 2008 1:03 PM

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

  6. postedSep 19, 2008 1:15 PM

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

  7. postedSep 19, 2008 2:11 PM
    Peter M

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

  8. postedSep 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 πŸ™‚


    Rosie x

  9. postedSep 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

  10. postedSep 19, 2008 3:09 PM
    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer

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

  11. postedSep 19, 2008 3:15 PM

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

  12. postedSep 19, 2008 3:28 PM

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

  13. postedSep 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!

  14. postedSep 19, 2008 4:38 PM

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

  15. postedSep 19, 2008 4:39 PM

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


  16. postedSep 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.

  17. postedSep 19, 2008 5:00 PM

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

  18. postedSep 19, 2008 5:12 PM

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

  19. postedSep 19, 2008 5:32 PM

    Yay for fall!! They all sound amazing!

  20. postedSep 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…

  21. postedSep 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!

  22. postedSep 19, 2008 8:22 PM

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

  23. postedSep 19, 2008 8:34 PM

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

  24. postedSep 19, 2008 10:00 PM

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

  25. postedSep 19, 2008 10:08 PM

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

  26. postedSep 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?

  27. postedSep 19, 2008 11:58 PM
    the southern hostess

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

  28. postedSep 20, 2008 1:18 AM

    wow…you just make me hungry! fantastic selection!

  29. postedSep 20, 2008 1:41 AM

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

  30. postedSep 20, 2008 2:10 AM
    Mike of Mike's Table

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

  31. postedSep 20, 2008 3:18 AM

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

  32. postedSep 20, 2008 3:25 AM
    Teresa Cordero Cordell

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

  33. postedSep 20, 2008 3:57 AM
    Lisa Michelle

    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!

  34. postedSep 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 πŸ™‚

  35. postedSep 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. πŸ™‚

  36. postedSep 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!

  37. postedSep 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!

  38. postedSep 20, 2008 1:16 PM

    Oh heaven! I would eat them all!!!

  39. postedSep 20, 2008 2:40 PM
    Mommy's Kitchen

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

  40. postedSep 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 πŸ™‚

  41. postedSep 20, 2008 6:31 PM
    Jessy and her dog Winnie

    Wow caramel pecaon bars look amazing!

  42. postedSep 20, 2008 10:12 PM
    That Girl

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

  43. postedSep 20, 2008 11:18 PM
    Susan from Food Blogga

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

  44. postedSep 21, 2008 1:26 AM

    that all looks delicious! fall desserts are so good!

  45. postedSep 21, 2008 2:02 AM

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

  46. postedSep 21, 2008 5:03 AM

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

  47. postedSep 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!

  48. postedSep 21, 2008 1:14 PM

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

  49. postedSep 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!

  50. postedSep 21, 2008 4:06 PM
    Lori Lynn

    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!

  51. postedSep 21, 2008 4:53 PM

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

  52. postedSep 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.

  53. postedSep 21, 2008 7:42 PM

    Oh! How you tempt me, Recipe Girl.

  54. postedSep 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)

  55. postedSep 22, 2008 3:27 AM
    Proud Italian Cook

    Chocolate Pumpkin Bars!! Done deal!!~

  56. postedSep 30, 2008 12:36 AM

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

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