Caramel Coconut Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

Caramel Coconut Cookies

I’m so happy because this month out wonderful host choose one of my favorite ingredients delicious soft, chewy, sweet Caramel.
It is in all forms the most versatile and perfect ingredient for a delicious cookie specially when we add coconut and nuts.
This cookies are just perfect with a cold glass of milk or a cup of tea, crunchy not to sweet but with enough caramel flavor to satisfy a demanding audience.
I love this cookies because they are easy, crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, and if you are hungry for some cookies, we want all kinds here, of course made with our special ingredient, Caramel.. Yum!


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 baking soda
  • 1 cup caramel bits
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup flaked coconut


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

caramel coconut cookies 1
In a bowl cram sugars and butter until light and fluffy, add the egg, mix water and vanilla and add to the cream mixture.

caramel coconut cookies 2

Combine oats, flour, salt and baking soda and gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well, then in another bowl mix caramel bits, pecans and coconut with a teaspoon of flour and add to the above mixture by hand.

caramel coconut cookies 3

Then in a baking sheet with some parchment paper, drop by tablespoons 2 in. apart and bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown.

This recipe makes 32 cookies.

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 16 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

The theme this month is Caramel–any kind of caramel in any kind of cookie! If you are a blogger and want to join in the fun, contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links. Please be patient though, as this month Laura is off to Italy and will not be checking email quite as often!

You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

Caramel Banana Bundt Cake #BundtBakers

caramel banana bundt cakeAnd this is the month I was waiting for so long, because we made delicious and irresistible caramel bundt, yes so sweet and gooey good the you never ever would look a bundt cake with the same eyes.
And this is because caramel is just my favorite, well that and coconut, I cook, make and created a lot of my sweet recipes with coconut and caramel, yum, and maybe is because back in home those are like an every day staples in the kitchen, making sweet recipes required caramel or dulce de leche all the time.
It is just delicious, and in this occasion I really want it to make something new and different, and is so funny, I made my bundt with some caramel filling, but it kinda got stuck on the pan, but it is still so delicious, gooey and oh my incredibly addictive, oh I forgot to tell you the I add some banana for a “healthy” approach.
As I always said enjoy and I hope you like it.
Also thank you to Lauren Everson from Sew You Think You Can Cook for hosting this month event.


  • 3 cups AP flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks soften butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1 cup fat free half and half
  • 1/2 cup caramel(I used the one for ice cream)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Caramel Banana Bundt Cake 1

Cream butter and sugar in a stand mixer for 5 minutes.

caramel banana bread 4

Once the butter is all fluffy and light, add eggs, vanilla extract, mashed banana and half and half. It would look weir at first but don’t worry once you add the dry ingredients it will look pretty.

caramel banana bundt cake 2

In a separate bowl sift flour, salt and baking soda, add to the egg and butter mixture and beat for 3 minutes.

caramel banana bundt cake 5

See now looks super yummy and pretty.

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In a bundt mold already cover with oil and flour or butter, add half of the batter then add the caramel filling, (just mix the caramel, cinnamon and brown sugar together to well combine), be careful with the filling place it only in the center and without touching the sides of the mold, and then add the rest of the batter.
Bake for 1 hour or until the center of the cake when you insert a toothpick comes up clean.

This recipe makes 1 bundt cake.

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Level of the recipe: Easy

#BundtBakers is a group of bundt loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bundts with a common ingredient or theme. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme or ingredient. This month’s theme is caramel and our creative host is Lauren of Sew You Think You Can Cook.

If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send an email with your blog URL to All recipes and photographs can be found on our individual blogs, on our Pinterest board, and the #BundtBakers homepage.

And don’t forget to take a peek at what other talented bakers have baked this month:

Dulce de Leche Cookie Bars #CreativeCookieExchange

dulce de leche cookiesOh yes! we have cookies again, and we are celebrating a little early 5 de Mayo, because we want for you to have all what you need before this huge celebration.
All the cookies the we make today are inspired in this celebration, all Mexican or latin inspired cuisine.
I made, this delicious Dulce de Leche cookies, so easy and so good, they are made with only a few ingredients and I know you don’t believe it but the flavor of the dulce the leche is not heavy, so you can enjoy more then one piece, and the change I did is the instead of round cookies I spice it up by making little squares or bars, easier and different you know me I’m very practical, I like simple and easy recipes.
And know you just need to buy or make a good Dulce de Leche so you can make this super delicious cookies, and share with your family and friends, and don’t forget to make some extra for your 5 de mayo celebration too.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 1 /2 cups AP flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup Dulce de Leche
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer, cream sugar and butter for 5 minutes, then add the dulce de leche, in other bowl mix flour, salt and baking soda and add to the mixture above, place the dough in a 8×8 pyrex, previously grease, and distribute well in the pyrex.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Cool completely before cutting in pieces, if you prefer, you can shape in round cookies.

This recipe makes one hold cookie.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

And for more inspired, delicious cookies for 5 de mayo and more check out my friends amazing recipes.

The theme this month is Cinco de Mayo – and what better way to celebrate than baking cookies! Creative Cookie Exchange has decided to stop using the linky. What this means is that the only way to join in the fun is to become a host. Just contact Laura at thespicedlife AT gmail DOT com and she will get you added to our Facebook group, where we discuss our cookies and share links.

You can also just use us as a great resource for cookie recipes–be sure to check out our Facebook page, our Pinterest Board, and our monthly posts. You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

Choco-Caramel Bars Crunchy #SundaySupper

Choco-Caramel BarsIf you had a sweet spout for crunchy food, this is the day the you may satisfied.
The #sundaysupper team had all crunchy delicious recipes to enjoy, and don’t think is only sweet, we made all kind of great food, of course the crunchy way.
Stick with us today and check all the recipes, I made for you this super crazy but delicious choco-caramel bars yep chocolate and caramel in one YUM! with a thin layer of crust to make it even more succulent.
I know this bar is going to be a new favorite in your house for now on.


  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 stick butter room temperature
  • 10 ounces of caramels any brand you want.
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 7 ounces chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F.
  2. In a bowl mix the two flour, sugar, oats, and butter, until incorporate, place this mixture in a 8×8 pyrex and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. In the meant time melt the caramels with the water in a pan on low heat, and wait to the last 3 minutes to melt the chocolate.
  4. Once the base is ready, pour the melted caramels and then pour the chocolate on top, let this deliciousness cool completely before cut in to it.

This recipe makes 1 8×8 pyrex or about 20 bars.

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

And for more crunchy goodness check out this delicious recipes:

Crispy Appetizers:

Bitterballen from The Urban Mrs.
Caprese Wontons from Jane’s Adventure in Dinner
Crispy Broccoli Cheddar Bites from Curious Cuisiniere
Waldorf Salad from Noshing With The Nolands

Crunchy Entrees and Sides:

Crunchy Baked Chicken with Homemade Shake and Bake from Growing Up Gabel
Crunchy Crusted Chicken Strips with Chipotle Honey Mustard from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure
Flautas de Rajas con Queso (Cheesy Poblano Pepper Taquitos) from La Cocina de Leslie
Penny’s Taco Salad from Webicurean
Popcorn Chowder from The ROXX Box
Rosemary Garlic Croutons on layered Savoy Cabbage Soup from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Strawberry and Mozzarella Flatbread from Family Foodie

Munch on Snacks:

Crunchy & Chewy Chocolate Hazelnut Granola from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Crunchy Granola Bars (Better than Nature Valley) from Shockingly Delicious
Crunchy Pumpkin Pie Spice Roasted Chickpeas from Daily Dish Recipes
Duck Fat Chex Mix from The Texan New Yorker
Easy Vegan Granola from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Fried Veg Momos with Cheese Recipe from Masala Herb
How to Make Homemade Sweet and Salty Trail Mix from Neighborfood
Orange Spiced Cashews from Hip Foodie Mom
Peanut and Pretzel Popcorn Balls from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds from Hezzi-D’s Cooks and Books
Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Party Mix from Hot Mamma’s Kitchen Chaos
Sourdough Grissini from girlichef
Spicy Lentil Crackers from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Pepitas from Alida’s Kitchen
Sweet Potato Chips from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
Unbaked Healthy Oatmeal Sesame Bars from My Trials In The Kitchen
Vanilla Almonds from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Crisp Dessert:

Boo Berry Cereal Treats from Pies and Plots
Choco-Caramel Squares from Basic N Delicious
Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Rice Krispie Treats from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Chocolate Pecan Biscotti from The Food Army Wife
Cookie Brittle from Juanita’s Cocina
Double Banana Pie Krispie Treats from What Smells So Good?
Honeycomb Crunch Candy from Food Lust People Love
Momofuku Chocolate Chip Cornflakes Cookies from Ninja Baking
Nutty Wedges with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream from Magnolia Days
Salted Caramel Cashew Cookies from Mess Makes Food

CHOCOLATE-CARAMEL ICE CREAM easy 5 ingredients #SundaySupper

Ok I bet right now you may be wondering why I did an ice cream recipe if already started the fall. Well to start let you know that this recipe is a creation of which I am very proud and around here we still have a very hot weather.
To spare the hassle of waiting for hours for the ice cream to be ready, it seemed important to create a recipe practical, easy, and with few ingredients, this week’s #SundaySupper family wants to give easy and delicious recipes with only 5 ingredients.
So come and enjoy the delicious recipes we have prepared for you, easy, delicious and as I mentioned before very easy.


  • 100 grams of semi sweet chocolate cut into chunks
  • 30 Caramels
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 cup nut topping
  • 1.5 qt of vanilla ice cream


In a small saucepan, place caramels and whipping cream over low heat, stirring constantly until melted.

In a blender, place the frozen medium speed and gradually add the melted caramels, chocolate and topping.
Stir for 3 minutes.

Place in a container and freeze for 8 hours.

Serve and enjoy.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Level of the recipe: Easy

If you want more easy recipes here is a list from this amazing family.

Breakfast, Starters, Butters and Jams:
Main Dishes:
Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 4:00 pm(PT) for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite 5 Ingredient Recipes! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat!  We’d also love to feature your  recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers!