Top 12 of 2012

happy new year label Top 12 of 2012

The year comes to an end and it’s time for a recap.

The numbers have spoken and here is the list of the most popular recipes on Crunchy Creamy Sweet:

2012 top recipes CCS Top 12 of 2012

Cranberry Bliss Bars with Coconut - I totally have a thing for blondies and a thing for cranberries. And white chocolate. Apparently you guys do too, which explains why these babies are the number one on the list.
Nutty Nougat Caramel Bites – there is so many layers of temptation and deliciousness in these little bites!
Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies – enjoy the safe-to-eat cookie dough or bake it into cookies. It’s up to you!
Caramel Apple Coffee Cake – one of the most delicious cakes with fall flavors.
Robert’s Absolute Best Brownies – a must-try for all brownie fans.
Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Frozen Yogurt – cookie dough strikes again. This time in a frozen form.
Cook’s Illustrated Chocolate Chip Cookies – my favorite and yours too.
New Classic Brownies – one of the best brownies you will ever eat!
Soft Ginger Cookies – these cookies are so fluffy and full of flavor. Your cookie platter will love them!
Chocolate Drizzled Coconut Shortbread Cookie Sticks – easy way to enjoy shortbread. Chocolate drizzle totally not optional.
Summer Avalanche Rice Krispies - ridiculously easy and fun!
Cocoa Brownies – so fudgy and dense, you will not want to share them with anyone!
Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Rice Krispies – my Hubby’s favorite. So glad it made the list!
Best Homemade Pizza Dough – photo-packed tutorial on making pizza dough at home.


I loved each and every one of these but I have my favorites.

Here is the Top 12 of my favorite recipes from 2012:

Favorite Recipes CCS 2012 Top 12 of 2012

Cranberry Bliss Bars with Coconut - yep, I definitely have a thing for blondies. These are the best bars I have tried to date.
Blondie Pie – caramel, apples in a ooey gooey blondie pie base.
New Classic Brownies – my favorite picture on the blog. Oh and these brownies are quite delicious.
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Rice Krispies – dark chocolate and sea salt just go together.

Best Homemade Pizza Dough – our family favorite! We make it very often and it always comes out great!
Cook’s Illustrated Chocolate Chip Cookies – our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Cocoa Muffins - chocolate for breakfast? Sign me up!
Pina Colada Blondies - these bars will take you on a trip to tropical island!
No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake – the most decadent cheesecake you will ever have.
Thick and Chewy Cookie Bars with Easy Chocolate Frosting – my favorite cookie bars base AND chocolate frosting. Easy and fast to whip up and enjoy!
Cranberry Jam ( freezer style ) – no pectin or canning needed to make this amazing jam. I have tried this recipe with other fruits and it never fails me.
Salted Butter Caramel Sauce - I mean, if the name doesn’t say it, then I don’t know what…
Brown Butter Brown Sugar Cookies – these taste like salted caramels in a cookie form. Ahh-mazing!
Triple Chocolate Molasses Bundt Cake – perfection in every bite!
Chocolate Drizzled Coconut Shortbread Cookie Sticks - easy yet fancy way to make shortbread and enjoy with your tea or latte.
Rum Truffle Mocha – make it.

The year of 2012 was filled with chocolate, brown butter, coconut and caramel. This little blog went from Blogspot to self-hosted WordPress and from few followers to few thousand. I couldn’t be more grateful for all of your comments and emails. It makes my day to hear that you loved my recipe and it inspired you to put your own twist on it. That’s the goal: to get you into your kitchen and create fabulous treats!


The goals for 2013 are simple: share more delicious recipes and grow the friendships we’ve created.

May your wishes for the New Year come true!





  1. says

    I’m glad someone else baked as many brownies as I did in 2012! Now I have a couple new ones to try!!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Anna!

  2. Choclette says

    What fabulous photos. Despite the Christmas over indulgence, I now want to eat everything you’ve shown. I hope your blog continues it’s upwards trajectory. Happy New Year.

  3. says

    Anna, these are all delightful! I don’t know which one to click on first to view! I am glad I found your blog this year! You are such a talented baker and skilled photographer / stylist. I have to catch up with some of your older posts…Gonna do that now…

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      You are so sweet, Jen! :) Thank you so much! It’s always so wonderful to see you here. xoxo

  4. says

    Anna, 2012 was definitely your year!! Everything looks INCREDIBLE and I’m so glad we became friends this year and I cannot wait to see what you cook up in 2013!

  5. Amy (Savory Moments) says

    There are a lot of great recipes here to check out! Happy New Year and all the best in 2013!

  6. curryandcomfort says

    Anna, it’s been so much fun getting to know you this year and I can’t wait to share recipes with one another in 2013! I hope you have a wonderful New Year full of happiness, love and sweet treats!! Have a blast in 2013! ~ Ramona

  7. Tiffany says

    Happy New Year, sweet Anna! I love your sweet blog and you. You’ve got the star quality sistah, keep up the fabulous work. xoxox

  8. Nancy says

    Wow, Anna, what a fabulous year filled with the most scrumptious goodies you’ve had! It’s been such a pleasure following your blog (although it makes me hungry ALL THE TIME – lol). I wish you even bigger and better things in 2013. Happy New Year!

    • CrunchyCreamySw says

      Thank you so much for following, Nancy! It’s always wonderful to see you here! Happy New Year!!! xoxo