Bart U., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Bart U. has tested.

A white bowl filled with quick chicken chili with a spoon resting inside and a lime wedge on top.

Quick Chicken Chili

Exactly what you want—nay, need—when you’re crave something that’s satiating as heck but you need it to be quick and with some semblance of healthy.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
Two and a half bacon fat peanut butter cookies on two stacked green plates with a stack of cookies in the background.

Bacon Fat Peanut Butter Cookies

Using bacon drippings in place of butter makes these can’t-stop-at-just-one cookies both frugal and indulgent at the same time. And let’s not overlook their salty, smoky, sweetly lovely taste.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 10
A stack of squares of birthday cake fudge on a white marble platter.

Birthday Cake Fudge

No-bake cake doesn’t get any easier than this funfetti fudge that’s complete with a semisweet chocolate “cake” layer, a white chocolate “frosting” layer, and sprinkles galore.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 45 M
  • 10
A brown paper bag with popped microwave popcorn spilling out of it.

How to Make Microwave Popcorn

Yes, you can make microwave popcorn on your own with just a brown paper bag. No artificial colors. No fake butter. No nasty preservatives. Bring on your next Netflix binge!

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 8
Candied pecans scattered on a dark surface.

Candied Pecans

“Irresistible.” “The perfect combination of sweet, salt, spice, and crunch.” “We. Can. NOT. Stop. Eating. Them.” “Absolutely perfect.” That’s what we’re hearing about these candied pecans.

  • (12)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 26
A decorative white plate filled with irregular pieces of candy cane bark

Candy Cane Bark

It’s the most wonderful time of the year thanks in no small part to candy canes everywhere—even in this chocolate bark.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
Several squares of pumpkin spice rice krispie treats stacked on a brown and white plate.

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Treats

Intoxicatingly aromatic browned butter and pumpkin spice coalesce with ooey, gooey, marshmallow, butter, and cereal to make these not-too-sweet treats all grown up.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 2