I receive a copy of  The 250 Best Brownies Bars & Squares by Esther Brody to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own.

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We love brownies and bar cookies in our house. Probably even more so than any other dessert. It’s easy to understand why. They’re fuss-free, bake up in under an hour, and freeze well to enjoy later.

This new book by Esther Brody includes 250 recipes for brownies, bars, and square – a huge collection of amazing desserts and lunchbox treats. Each recipe includes easy-to-follow instructions and clear ingredient lists. Most are one-bowl recipes that you don’t even need an electric mixer for.

The 16 large, bright, and colorful photos show off her creations beautifully and you’ll find so many drool-worthy recipes throughout the book. You won’t go more than a page or two before you bookmark another recipe.

Brody’s writing style is no-nonsense and filled with lots of interesting information on baking, measuring, and ingredients. The details help any novice baker become an expert in no time. This is one cookbook that will be getting a lot of use in my kitchen.

250 Best Brownies Bars & Squares Recipes

What will I be making? Definitely the Favorite Glazed Lemon Raspberry Bars and the Caramel Double Nut Squares. I’m also hoping to make her Classic Chocolate Nut Brownies, Chocolate Fudge Cake Brownies, and for the hubby some Coconut Macaroon Brownies.

Brody’s collection of recipes includes a chapter on no-bake squares and bars – perfect for making on hot summer days when you don’t want to add any more heat from the oven. These include Ice Cream Peanut Krispies, Chocolate Peppermint Bars, and Raspberry Patch Shortcake.

Brody’s other books include: The 250 Best Muffin Recipes; 500 Best Muffin Recipes; 1500 Best Bars, Cookies, Muffins, Cakes & More; and 250 Best Cobblers, Custards, Cupcakes, Bread Puddings & More.

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 The 250 Best Brownies Bars & Squares by Esther Brody Book Details

  • 208 pages; 16 full-color photo pages
  • ISBN 978-0-7788-0467-3
  • $19.95 US – published 9/2013