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    >>> i have discovered the secret to tamron hall 's heart. if you love a good dessert but you'd rather buy one than make one, we'll show you sweet twereats with a modern twist.

    >> three easy recipes to satisfy our sweet teeth.

    >> entertainment director -- at "ladies' home journal."

    >> my mouth is watering.

    >> how do we get to these? what is this called?

    >> this is cookie stuffed brownies. so we start with a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough. it's only going to get better. we layer on, you can press this in.

    >> and the trick is, again, you can do this at home. a lot of people are intimidated by baking. they're cooks but not good bakers.

    >> this is easy. you can make homemade cookie dough , store buy it.

    >> we've got our layer.

    >> got our layers.

    >> this is the peanut butter variation. you're going to layer yours with nutter butters. yo ur going to do double stuff.

    >> you want these.

    >> you want cookies.

    >> oh.

    >> okay.

    >> you just --

    >> and you do the whole layer.

    >> okay.

    >> you got it, al. you've got it. this is going to be the weekend snack. and then the brownie batter gets spread over the top . you can do this with the kids.

    >> you can use a box brownie mix, your own favorite mix.

    >> or you could make this and eat it.

    >> what inspired this?

    >> this is an internet sensation. it's --

    >> someone said eat it raw.

    >> you're like, okay. so you've seen a variation of this on the internet and we took it to the next level. we did the variations. you can do one with milano cookies . i want you to taste it now.

    >> wow.

    >> you want to taste the actual brownie? there you go. that's the peanut butter version.

    >> next up.

    >> okay. next is a chocolate chip cookie in a skillet.

    >> one pan.

    >> what we've done is melted sugar and butter, whisk in an egg.

    >> okay.

    >> and this is all on the stove top . you don't have to get out a cooking sheet.

    >> little flour.

    >> you may want a spoon for that.

    >> okay.

    >> is that dark chocolate or milk chocolate ?

    >> dark chocolate chunks. chips, whatever you want . but basically all in the same pan.

    >> and you press it in.

    >> done.

    >> how long does it take to bake?

    >> 15, 20 minutes.

    >> this one, no bake.

    >> no bake cheesecake. a mixture of cream cheese and sugar and lemon juice . you can do it in glasses, jars, top it off with gram

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updated 3/20/2014 5:24:51 PM ET 2014-03-20T21:24:51

Recipe: Cheesecake in a jar

Ingredients
  • 9 whole graham crackers
  • 3 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 2 8-oz pkgs cream cheese
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 10-oz pkg frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Fresh raspberries for garnish
Preparation

1. In a food processor, blend together the graham crackers and melted butter until finely ground. Set aside.

2. Beat cream cheese until smooth and no lumps remain, 3 to 5 minutes. Add sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla and beat until mixture is smooth, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl as you mix.

3. Pour filling into 10 8-oz jars and place on a baking sheet to transfer to the refrigerator. Chill 20 to 30 minutes.

4. In a small saucepan, heat raspberries and sugar until just simmering. Remove from heat and let cool. Spoon over cheesecake layer. Top with a layer of cracker crumbs and return jars to the fridge. Serve chilled, topped with raspberries if desired.

Serving Size

10 servings

Recipe: Skillet chocolate chip cookie

Ingredients
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chunks
Preparation

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees

. In a 10-inch ovenproof skillet melt butter over medium-low heat and remove pan from stove. Stir in granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla and cool 5 min.

2. Whisk egg into pan until blended. Add flour, baking soda and salt and stir until smooth. Quickly stir in chocolate chunks and press dough into an even layer. Bake until surface is golden but center is still soft, 20 to 22 minutes.

Serving Size

12 cookies

Recipe: Cheesecake in a jar

Ingredients
  • Chocolate chip cookie layer
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 16 Double Stuf Oreos, plus more for the top
  • Milk chocolate brownie layer
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 oz milk chocolate, chopped
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
Preparation

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-by-8-inch baking pan and line with a strip of parchment, allowing edges to hang over opposite sides. 2. For the chocolate chip cookie layer, beat together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until fluffy. Stir in the flour, salt and baking soda, then add chocolate chips. Press dough into the bottom of the pan. Top with a single layer of Oreos. 3. To make brownie batter, melt together butter and chocolate and cool slightly. Stir in brown sugar, vanilla and eggs until smooth. Add flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder and stir until batter is smooth and glossy. Pour over Oreos in the pan.4. Top brownie layer with extra crumbled Oreos. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out almost clean, 60 to 65 minutes. Allow to cool, then run a spatula around edges to loosen from pan. Use the parchment overhang to lift brownies out of the pan. Slice and serve.

Serving Size

12 bars

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