Brown Sugar Fudge & Pro Bars

Fudge  . . . What could be better?


Absolutely nothing.

Here’s the Brown Sugar Fudge . . .

It’s creamy and addictive delicious.

Good for you?

Well maybe not, but I certainly can’t stay out of it.

It tastes very similar to Boston Creams or Penuche.

Let me show you where I found this recipe.

The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

I love this book.

 It’s a funny read  . . . a grand book!

Pages highlighted & marked = make this now.


I’m quite excited to dive into this new magazine.

Thank You . . . Taste of Home for sending me your new fabulous Ultimate Halloween recipe magazine.

It’s packed full with new recipes for the “fright night.”


Ta da da da.

Meet my Husbands newest favorite  . . . go with him everywhere bar!

Much healthier than my Brown Sugar Fudge.  uggg

 PRO BAR . . . Simply Real

Thank You Pro Bar, for sending us these fabulous healthy bars.

Meet the lineup:


This is where award-winning whole-food meal replacement started!

Delectable combinations of whole grains, chunky nuts and delicious fruit in 8 flavors that will simply satisfy.

These bars can seriously replace a full meal, and my husband gives them a full 5 Stars.


“These bars are perfect.  They are not too sweet, and they keep you full.” . . . Kenny

Next we have my favorite . . . gluten free as well.


fruition is the latest gluten-free addition to the PROBAR family. This fruit-based superfood snack bar is designed to be satisfying on-the-go without the extra fat and calories. fruition is the marriage of oats, chia seeds, and cashews in 6 mouth-watering real fruit flavors.

I give the fruition bars 5 stars.


“I feel like I’m eating a delicious cookie . . . but it’s healthy and good for you.” . . . jonna

and last but certainly not least,

Halo The Sinfully Healthy Snack

Satisfying your sweet tooth with zero grams of guilt. Introducing Halo, the delicious between meals treat that’s designed to do your body good. With natural whole food ingredients and heavenly taste, these bars have such big flavors they take on a personality all their own.

Nutty Marshmallow meet fruition – Chocolate Orange.

I betcha you can’t eat just one!

Thanks PRO BAR.

My husband said to tell you all  . . . “I’m not sharing!”

That’s o.k. I said.

 Pro Bar will send one of my lucky readers their very own box!

Post your comment soon.  The giveaway will end at midnight Friday, September 7th.

Here is what you need to do:

Simply leave me a comment below this post.  Let me know which box of bars you would like ,if you win the Giveaway.

Would you like:   The Original . . . The fruition or the Halo.  Trust me, they are all very good.

Also . . . with your comment, let me know what recipe or recipes you would like to see me make and post.  Do you want more Desserts?  Do you want more main Dishes?

That’s it.  Pretty simple.  Just leave me a comment below this post.  By the way . . . I’m still in the garden.  This week I will be bottling another batch of Salsa.  Freezing my Butter corn, and freezing more green beans.  It’s just keeps producing.  The plums on the trees have exploded.  I will be making more plum jelly as well as plum fruit leather and even using my food dehydrator to make dried plum fruit!

I think I should show you soon, how I make Raspberry & plum fruit leather! It’s good.  Darn good.




  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces (optional)
  • special equipment:  candy thermometer


Butter an 8 by 8 by 2 inch baking pan.

In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, heavy cream, corn syrup, and salt and heat over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.  Insert a candy thermometer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches 238 degrees F.

Add the butter and stir until melted and fully incorporated, then remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture stand, WITHOUT stirring, until it cools to lukewarm ( about 120 degrees F)

Add the vanilla to the fudge and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth and creamy.  If desired, fold in the nuts.  Pour the fudge into the prepared pan and let cool to room temperature.

Once the fudge has set, cut it into squares.  Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.


  • niki - 09/04/2012 - 12:47 pm

    I love the Back in the Day cookbook! I would love to see some more dinner recipes. Those bars look delicious, the original and the lemon!ReplyCancel

  • Amy H - 09/04/2012 - 12:54 pm

    I’d love to try the Halo–darn that sweet tooth! Given that, bet you can guess what kind of recipes I’d like to see — desserts!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - 09/04/2012 - 1:10 pm

    I would love a box of the Halos – they look delish! Either desserts or main dishes; just keep the recipes coming! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Darbi - 09/04/2012 - 1:12 pm

    Halo! Im love Smores!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle C - 09/04/2012 - 1:33 pm

    Hi Jonna! I would love a box of the original pro bars! Also you should show us how you can your garden veggies and fruits, especially your salsa and jams. Thanks for the give-away and all your yummy recipes. I’ve been using your recipes for years and they’re always a hit! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Ken G. - 09/04/2012 - 1:46 pm

    Halo Honey Graham!ReplyCancel

  • Julia - 09/04/2012 - 1:48 pm

    Peanut Butter please!ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 09/04/2012 - 2:08 pm

    I haven’t heard of those before. I’ll have to see if they are in the stores I go to yet (sometimes we are behind on new things!)
    I’d love the Halo ones, although I should be more practical and go with the originals. Surprise me if I win. =)ReplyCancel

  • Janna - 09/04/2012 - 2:09 pm

    It’s so crazy that this is your post today. I was just sitting here searching for healthier alternatives for meal replacement and on-the-go snacks! I would love to try peanut butter choco chip simply real bar and the smores Halo bar! Of course, who wouldn’t want to try all of them?ReplyCancel

  • Christa M. - 09/04/2012 - 3:03 pm

    Oh! The Fruition for me, please!

    And I’d love more main dishes…or desserts…and someone to come cook for me, please and thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny McConnel - 09/04/2012 - 3:09 pm

    I love reading your blog and would love to try the pro bar original collection. I’m always looking for something new and healthy to try. I think you’ve got a great mix of recipies so just keep them coming!ReplyCancel

  • Jo - 09/04/2012 - 3:12 pm

    I would like the fruit ones. I am gluten free. I enjoy your recipes very much. I have made some of the sweet ones from Christmas gifts. Would love to see both main dishes and desserts.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - 09/04/2012 - 3:16 pm

    The Fruition would be perfect as a snack at school! (The fudge probably would be, too, but I bet the Fruition would be a tad bit healthier.)

    What a fun giveaway and recipe, Jonna!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Hathaway - 09/04/2012 - 3:17 pm

    I would love to try out the original Pro Bars. We’re always on the lookout for a healthy snack bar that my husband will eat – something deliciously fruity and not too sweet.

    I love your blog and frequently come browse for recipes. Right now I’m on the lookout for “cool summer meals” because when it’s hot I don’t feel like heating up the house by cooking a warm dinner. Any ideas? Also – we have a new baby, so quick, easy dinner ideas are always welcome, too!ReplyCancel

  • Denise B - 09/04/2012 - 3:33 pm

    The Halo. Although the fruition look yummy too, especially the lemon…ReplyCancel

  • Erin - 09/04/2012 - 4:01 pm

    I think the original one sounds yummy. I would like to see anything pumpkin since fall is right around the corner!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - 09/04/2012 - 4:03 pm

    Those all look so good! I think I’d like the Halo box the most though. With my sweet tooth I’m always looking for more desserts, especially quick and easy recipes if possible.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 09/04/2012 - 4:06 pm

    Either kind! They all sound really good.

    Oh….love your blog. I would love to see more main dishes for the fall and winter…


  • Cami - 09/04/2012 - 4:10 pm

    I would love to try those Halo bars! And can I be a little greedy and ask to see you post a little bit of everything?! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kara - 09/04/2012 - 4:35 pm

    The Fruition bars sound awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Jo and Sue - 09/04/2012 - 4:49 pm

    Ooooooh! Original, definitely 🙂 They sound delicious!!ReplyCancel

  • Claire - 09/04/2012 - 5:50 pm

    I would like the Halo kind if I won, and I would love to see more Desserts posted! I know you do those a lot, but I have quite the sweet tooth! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Puppydogs - 09/04/2012 - 5:53 pm

    I would like to see more main dishes or really appetizers if I could. I would also like the fruition bars if I win 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - 09/04/2012 - 5:59 pm

    This fudge looks sinfully lovely. Plus, I’d love to win the give-away!ReplyCancel

  • Lory Penniman - 09/04/2012 - 7:14 pm

    love the brown sugar fudge recipe, will have to try at christmas! If I win, which i never do, i would like a box of the fruition you share canning recipes? i would love to see more main dish meals.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - 09/04/2012 - 7:22 pm

    I would love to try the fruition! I found your website from Pinterest about 7 months ago and have been addicted ever since!

    Since I work full time and have 3 beautiful girls and loving husband at home I am always looking for quick dinner meals! I love breakfast for dinner too!

    Hope this helps and keep the recipes coming 🙂


  • Katie - 09/04/2012 - 7:26 pm

    I’m super intrigued by the rocky road Halo bars! And I love the mix of sweet and savory recipes on your blog – keep it up 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Darcy - 09/04/2012 - 7:42 pm

    Double Chocolate Bars — they sound decadent! I love all you post, so keep it up!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 09/04/2012 - 8:08 pm

    yum they all look good but i would love to try the halo ones. Also all your food you post is amazing. But i would love to see recipes for the food you get out of your garden!ReplyCancel

  • jessica w - 09/04/2012 - 8:12 pm

    I would love to try the rocky road!ReplyCancel

  • JenH - 09/04/2012 - 8:18 pm

    I’d love to try the fruition bars. I can always use more healthy main dishes that taste awesome!ReplyCancel

  • janet - 09/04/2012 - 8:42 pm

    The HALO! I’m a big snacker, so this seems like it would be a good alternative 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Heather Mak - 09/04/2012 - 9:14 pm

    I would love a box of the Halos. Im 34 weeks pregnant and saw the marshmallow one and now I am craving some smores. This little girl inside is always craving sweet treats. I would love to see some freezer meals. But I love all the recipes I have found so far! Awesome website! : )ReplyCancel

  • Heather Mak - 09/04/2012 - 9:16 pm

    I would love to try a box of the Halo Bars. I am 35 weeks pregnant and saw those marshmallow ones and my mouth is watering. YUM! I would love to see some freezer meals. I have loved every recipe I found here and always enjoying reading your comments.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Porter - 09/04/2012 - 9:32 pm

    I have loved your blog and used lots of recipes. I am fairly new to blogging and not good at it but trying. I would love to try the original bars. My husbands work requires lots of hours in the car. It would be fun to try something new that is healthy, delicious, and easy to take.ReplyCancel

  • Marie - 09/04/2012 - 10:42 pm

    Definitely would love to see more main dish recipes. And all the bars sound great! I would go with the original.ReplyCancel

  • Kimmie - 09/04/2012 - 11:42 pm

    I’d love the Halos, with a side of fudge. =)ReplyCancel

  • Heather McLeskey - 09/05/2012 - 12:35 am

    Hmmm, I think I would like to try the fruition bars. They sound really good! I’m pretty picky about chocolate… and it has to be milk chocolate for me, so I’d try the fruit first!

    And I would love to see some more main dish and or appetizer recipes! I love all the recipes you post, but if I keep making all the sweets I won’t be able to roll myself over to the computer to get more recipes!


  • Jesse - 09/05/2012 - 1:33 am

    I would love the Original… it was a hard decision but looks so yummy! (:ReplyCancel

  • kesha - 09/05/2012 - 2:11 am

    I would love to try the fruition bars, they sound yummy!
    I love all of your recipes! Do you have one for homemade sweet Pickles? That would be great to see on here!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - 09/05/2012 - 2:57 am

    I would love the Nutty Marshmallow PLEASE!!
    Desserts always!!!
    Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • cherie - 09/05/2012 - 5:30 am

    totally want the halo bars! they all look fab though – thanks for introducing them!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - 09/05/2012 - 5:42 am

    I’m going to pick the box of originals as the combinations sound delicious! I love your blog and whatever you makes inspires me but if I must chose I would pick main dishes.ReplyCancel

  • Delina - 09/05/2012 - 6:07 am

    I would like the original and would love to see recipes for casseroles/main dishes! Also wondering if these bars can be purchased at local store or online?ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis - 09/05/2012 - 6:38 am

    I would like a box of the original pro bars.ReplyCancel

  • Shawn Schafer - 09/05/2012 - 7:12 am

    Hi! I would love it if you would post a recipe for crab cakes or deep fried scallops. There is a restaurant in Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island called The Crazy Crab that makes both. They are so absolutely mouth watering, melt in your mouth delicious. I have tried many recipe’s with many modifications and just can’t seem to get them right! (Close, my family says, but not “right”). BTW, I made one of your favorites (bacon, chicken, ham pasta dish) my family finished an entire pot in two days and requested it again 3 days later! Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Laurel - 09/05/2012 - 7:12 am

    Fruition is always good!ReplyCancel

  • Janet T - 09/05/2012 - 7:18 am

    Halo bars are my choice. I would appreciate any good side dish recipes but I love everything you post. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - 09/05/2012 - 7:25 am

    I would love the original box. I need to find these at the grocery store!
    I would like to see more healthy main dish recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Nicky O - 09/05/2012 - 7:27 am

    I would love a box of Halos if I win. On recipes, I would like to see more desserts and snacks/appetizers.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - 09/05/2012 - 8:01 am

    I would love to try the Halo ones! They look super yummy!! And I am game for any recipe, just keep them coming!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • ArmyMum13 - 09/05/2012 - 8:54 am

    Think I’m going to try the fudge this weekend….doesnt look too scary to make….& the cookbook is on my Xmas wishlist!

    The Original Pro Bars sound wonderful! My type of snack… although the Fruition look good too…

    How about some canning recipes??? I have a quince bush that is going gangbusters this year and no idea other than I have to cook them/make jam…. & not totally confident with the HWB/canning process…. I hate to let them go to waste!ReplyCancel

  • Bekah Brooks - 09/05/2012 - 8:59 am

    I would like to try the Halo bars. As far as your site, I really enjoy the practical recipes found here. I would LOVE to see more crockpot main dish recipes. Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - 09/05/2012 - 9:05 am

    Oh gosh! I’d love to try the Halo bars.

    I’m enjoying reading your blog – thanks for taking the time to post. The brown sugar fudge looks dreamy. I try to make at least 4 kinds of fudge at Christmas and this looks like it made the list! 🙂

    I’d love to see more dessert recipes. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Mary W - 09/05/2012 - 9:20 am

    I enjoy your site and recipes. I would love to see pumpkin recipes – like a cheesecake or breads. If I win I would like to try the Halo Bars. By the way, that Brown Sugar Fudge – omg, I have to try it. Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - 09/05/2012 - 9:28 am

    I’d love to try the Halo bars and I’d love to see more dessert recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Patty - 09/05/2012 - 9:33 am

    I would love to try the Original. The double chocolate bar sounds amazing!ReplyCancel

  • michelle - 09/05/2012 - 9:36 am

    Sounds good, but what are the calorie, protein, carb, and sugar counts?ReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/05/2012 - 9:41 am

      Hi Michelle,

      You can go to the website and all the info is there.

  • Jennie - 09/05/2012 - 9:59 am

    Halo smores would get me motivated to run around the block!ReplyCancel

  • colleen - 09/05/2012 - 10:07 am

    I love the Original Pro Bars. Since it is fall and all I would love to see more dessert and appetizer recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - 09/05/2012 - 10:15 am

    It has to be Halo!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - 09/05/2012 - 11:57 am

    I would love to try the original ProBars they look amazing.

    Also I would love for you to post meal recipes that involve Pork or Turkey. I get stuck in a chicken rut as an attempt to free myself from my red meat addiction. I would really appreciate your help in opening my eyes to other lean meats 🙂ReplyCancel

  • tamara h. - 09/05/2012 - 12:48 pm

    I would love to win the original. I love your recipes especially the candy. I can’t wait to try the Brown Sugar Fudge.
    Also am planning on making your lasagne just as soon as the temp drops below 100!
    Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Aubri - 09/05/2012 - 12:55 pm

    I’d love to try The Original. As for more recipes? Maybe more bread or roll recipes, but I LOVE everything you share! Thanks for letting us in! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lee - 09/05/2012 - 2:14 pm

    Those Halo bars look very scrumptious!ReplyCancel

  • Chris B. - 09/05/2012 - 2:40 pm

    I’d love a box of the Halo bars. And I’d like to see more dinner recipes. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen - 09/05/2012 - 3:19 pm

    Halo would be my choice! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Sarah - 09/05/2012 - 3:44 pm

    I love pro bars! I’m thinking The Original would be great to have come my way! My husband and I like the Fruition to take on our bike rides. It’s a great company for sure. Thanks for the chance to win. Honestly, I love recipes so whatever you fancy is just fine by me.ReplyCancel

  • Jill Smith - 09/05/2012 - 4:23 pm

    Hi Jonna,
    This is Jill from Evanston.
    Just wanted to say that my daughters and I love love your blog!
    I have a son serving in Africa and we have sent him a few of those pro bars. He has loved them. He doesn’t get much protein there, so we send a few every so often. He has liked all of them. I myself haven’t tried them, I guess I will have to.
    thanks for all your great recipes! I really love your main dishes!

    Have a great day!
    Jill Welling SmithReplyCancel

    • Jonna - 09/05/2012 - 4:25 pm

      Hi Jill,

      It’s so great hearing from you! I miss all my old buddies from High School.
      We are getting old…..uggg.
      Thanks again,

  • wintersundays - 09/05/2012 - 5:17 pm

    Oh this is a tough one. Seeing that I have to choose. . .I would def love the Halo Bars. (Seriously, the packaging alone makes me want to try them!) Since we are heading into the fall I would love to get a head start on planning Thanksgiving. I just heart sweet potatoes! Could you possible post a recipe that’s a little bit out of the box. Well, at least a step up from my sweet potatoes with marshmallows. 🙂 Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Steph - 09/05/2012 - 6:02 pm

    I would like to try the fruition bars. They sound delish! I would like to see you post side dishes or salads. I love the sweets and I save so many but I can’t make them very often because I would end up eating it all, so I just drool over the recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Kari - 09/05/2012 - 6:07 pm

    I would love to try the Halo. I’ve tried the others but I’ve never seen the halo!

    I’d like to see more main dishes. Although I do love your desserts…ReplyCancel

  • Kari - 09/05/2012 - 6:09 pm

    It looks like my comment didn’t get entered? I would love to try the halo. I’ve tried the others but not seen the halo.

    I guess I’d like to see more main dishes but I do love your desserts…

    If this is a repeat I apologize…ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - 09/05/2012 - 7:06 pm

    I would love to try the Halo bars! I’d like to see some breakfast recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Aileen - 09/05/2012 - 7:15 pm

    I would love to try the Halo bar. I’d love to see more main dishesReplyCancel

  • Shelly R - 09/05/2012 - 7:47 pm

    I would love to try the Fruition bars. Also would love more healthy main meals. I love your great recipes. Thanks for sharing your talents.ReplyCancel

  • Sara M - 09/05/2012 - 8:06 pm

    Halo looks delish!! My hubs eats some type of bar every day. We’d love to try these!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - 09/05/2012 - 8:16 pm

    Ohh these sound good. I would love to try the Halo,, or the Original,.. no the Halo. I enjoy all your recipes, whether it is sweet or savory. And I also have been busy, busy, canning. Hate to see it all go but glad it’s almost over.ReplyCancel

  • sharleen solares - 09/05/2012 - 8:27 pm

    Halo 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - 09/05/2012 - 8:40 pm

    Original! I would love to see a post about dried fruit leather and dried plums! Delish! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kim R. - 09/05/2012 - 11:10 pm

    Original… It’s my absolute favorite! Please more dessert recipes.. Can a girl ever really have enough?ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa - 09/06/2012 - 1:04 am

    The flavors in the original box look pretty dang delicious! That would be my pick!ReplyCancel

  • BONNIE - 09/06/2012 - 1:56 am

    Origional Pro Bars, PLEASE!!!!ReplyCancel

  • barbara n - 09/06/2012 - 4:25 am

    I would love to win the Halo bars! I love all your recipes but especially like simple appetizer recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Susie - 09/06/2012 - 5:37 am
  • Jess - 09/06/2012 - 5:41 am

    I love probars!… especially the fruition bars.

    As far as recipes – healthy, breakfast options 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sallie - 09/06/2012 - 6:21 am

    The Smores bar looks delicious!!!!ReplyCancel

  • CharityB - 09/06/2012 - 7:13 am

    I would like to try the Halo bars -mmmmm. As for what recipes I would like to see more of – Thanksgiving is fast approaching, so I would like to see “special” pies. You know – not the standard apple/pumpkin etc. Something that will knock everyone’s socks off. :)Ironically it was me asking my cousin Niki for dessert recipes for Thanksgiving that landed me on your blog in the first place. lol 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Trisha - 09/06/2012 - 7:52 am

    Hmmm. My comment didn’t come up the first time. Let’s try again. Would love to see more desserts, have a sweet tooth, what can I say?!!! 🙂 As for the pro-bars, would love to try the Halo selections. Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie Smith - 09/06/2012 - 9:59 am

    I would love to try the Halo, of course!ReplyCancel

  • Lindy Dierks - 09/06/2012 - 10:22 am

    Oooh I would love the fruition box!! I love your blog thank you so much for all the yummy recipes!!ReplyCancel

  • Staci - 09/06/2012 - 12:31 pm

    If I can only have one, I would love to try the Halo ones….at least to start.

    Love all your stuff! Would love main dish that are quick, easy, and healthy. Also love the dessesrts!


  • Janelle Belka - 09/06/2012 - 1:06 pm

    I would love to try the halo bars. They all look delicious though.ReplyCancel

  • Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) - 09/06/2012 - 2:27 pm

    Dang, I was hoping you were giving away a copy of that fabulous-looking cookbook! The bars sound interesting, though, so I’ll throw my name into the hat. What have I got to lose, right?

    As for recipes, I’d love to see more main dishes, since I really need to lay off the sweets. You make that VERY hard to do, by the way!

    Thanks for the giveaway and the recipes. I always love stopping by your blog to see what’s new. Maija-liisa pointed me your way a year or so ago and I’ve been enjoying your site ever since!ReplyCancel

  • Shelley - 09/06/2012 - 4:01 pm

    I would love chocolate orange bars!!! And more desert recipes!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - 09/07/2012 - 3:32 pm

    Please send me the fruition!! Been wanting to try Chia seeds (am I the only one that has not yet?? LOL)

    Please make something Halloween!! So..more desserts!!

    BTW I tried your recipe for Honey BBQ chicken kabobs and they were AWESOME! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • deb reed - 09/07/2012 - 3:57 pm

    The original box and more dessert recipes pleaseReplyCancel

  • Jen Cummings - 09/07/2012 - 5:03 pm

    Those Halo bars look delicious! I would love to win any of them that don’t have peanuts or apple products. Those are lethal allergies around here. (weird, I know). So many companies have started using apple juice as a sweetener and then we can’t eat them! Give me good ole’ sugar any day.

    I love your main dishes because I’m always looking for new dinner ideas. Our fav recipe of yours is your teriyaki chicken bowls. Yum! Thanks for sharing your talents with the world! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Heather Spooner - 09/07/2012 - 5:06 pm

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I think I’d enjoy the Original collection. Honestly, I am thrilled with all the recipes you post. Dessert or Main Dish. Just keep doing what you’re doing.
    miyax15 at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • emily - 09/08/2012 - 6:12 pm

    Fruition sounds delish!!! Thank you…so kind of youReplyCancel

  • Nancy - 09/13/2012 - 9:57 am

    Jonna, I love that you share your time and recipes with us. I’m curious were you found the recipe book.

    Hi Nancy,
    I found the book at Barnes & Noble. It’s a great one!

  • Jennifer - 12/02/2012 - 5:10 pm

    I followed the recipe to a T and got very sugary fudge–as in sugary/grainy. Any suggestions? It still tasted okay, but the texture was not smooth at all.

    Hi Jennifer,

    Gosh….that has happened to me before when making fudge.
    Make sure that if you try it again, you do not touch or stir the mixture until it’s cooled as the recipe directions state.
    Also, don’t scrape the sides of your pan.

    If I see sugar crystals forming on the sides of my pan, I take a pastry brush and very hot water and melt the sugar away.
    Also, make sure that you are using a good HEAVY large pot….I love the cast iron Porcelain Martha Stewart pots….they are well work the money.
    Macy’s always has great sales on them. They will last forever!!!

    Good luck,