Meghan McGarry

Meghan McGarry is a pastry chef, food writer and professional recipe developer, who loves to glam up desserts. Her popular site, ButtercreamBlondie.com, documents her one-of-a-kind dessert makeovers. Along with her blog, you will also find a large collection of how-to videos, which are sure to inspire everyone from home cooks to professional bakers. With the mantra “Flirt with dessert,” you can be sure Meghan is always baking up something fun and exciting!

Articles & Recipes by Meghan McGarry

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Crispy Treats

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Classic crispy treats get even better with the addition of creamy peanut butter! Topped with chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt, these no-bake treats are always a hit.

Homemade Ranch Snack Mix

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Classic snack mix gets a major upgrade with the addition of homemade ranch seasoning. Add this to your party menus, or pack it up for a great road trip snack!

S’mores Blondies

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It’s not summer until you break out the s’mores and these s’mores blondies take the classic to a whole new level! Topped with chocolate chips, marshmallows, and graham crackers, it’s everything you love about s’mores without the campfire.

Open-Faced Sriracha Egg Salad Sandwiches

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Egg salad gets spicy with the addition of sriracha! Tossed with crumbled bacon and creamy avocado, this kicked-up classic is sure to become your new go-to recipe.

Red White and Blue Swirled Cake

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Take your summer celebrations to a new level with this red, white and blue swirl cake. Vanilla cake topped with cream cheese glaze and colorful cake crumb “sprinkles” is sure to become a new summer tradition!

Mixed Berry Crisp

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Fresh blueberries, raspberries and strawberries baked under a blanket of golden crisp topping till the juices start bubbling over is the ultimate Spring dessert. This mixed berry crisp is easy to put together and best served warm with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Cake

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Traditional chocolate snack cake gets even more crave-worthy when paired with an irresistible peanut butter frosting! Topped with chocolate peanut butter candy and a sprinkle of sea salt, this is one recipe that is sure to become a staple in your home.

Banana Pudding Parfaits

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Classic banana pudding is all grown up with homemade vanilla bean bourbon pudding! Layered with fresh whipped cream and served in individual glasses, this comforting treat will be the hit of any party.

Peanut Butter Turtle Caramel Apples

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A classic candy is transformed into an over-the-top, festive treat! Layers of caramel, chocolate, toasted pecans and peanut butter chips are sure to make these caramel apples a new holiday tradition. Great for holiday parties and gifting, these were made for sharing.

Holiday Caramel Apples

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Caramel apples are all dressed up for the holidays! Dipped in white chocolate and coated with pistachios and dried cranberries, this elegant dessert will be the talk of any holiday celebration. These pretty and decadent treats double as wonderful gifts, too.

Red, White and Blueberry Cupcakes

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Piled high with fresh berries and topped with a sweet cream cheese frosting, these light white cupcake are also filled with blueberries, raspberries, and a subtle hint of almond – a must for summer celebrations.

Halloween Caramel Apples

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Nothing says Halloween like a caramel apple all dressed up in chocolate. Take these traditional treats to the next level with homemade caramel and decorate them with your choice of peanuts, dark chocolate, or white chocolate with festive sprinkles!

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