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Treat by Stephanie Banyas

Updated on August 14, 2015


I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange only for an honest unbiased review.

With creative mix-ins, homemade marshmallows in 10 fun flavors, and toppings galore, Crispy Treats takes this tried-and-true, easy-peasy snack-time favorite to the next level. Without fancy equipment—or even an oven—you can mix and match candies, chocolates, and more to make 40 irresistible goodies, including such flavors as:

— Stephanie Banyas

• Salted Caramel & Pretzel

• Chocolate-Hazelnut

• Peanut Butter Cup

• Berry Cobbler

• Gingerbread

• Key Lime Pie

• Peanut Butter Cup

• White Chocolate–Cranberry

• Cookies & Cream

— Stephanie Banyas

Stephanie Banyas has been Bobby Flay’s business assistant since 1996. She has co-authored eight of his cookbooks, including the upcoming Brunch with Bobby, and appeared as his co-host on Throwdown! with Bobby Flay on Food Network. She divides her time between her NYC apartment and her weekend getaway in the Catskill Mountains, where she spends time with her beloved cat Fred and bakes to her heart’s content.

— Stephanie Banyas

Stephanie Banyas

For Stephanie Banyas Bio see the above quote take right from Amazon's Website. Stephanie Banyas has written and helped to write and edit numerous books including, but not limited to:

  • Brunch at Bobby’s
  • Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction
  • Treat
  • Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain Cookbook
  • Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries, and Shakes
  • Bobby Flay's Grill It!
  • Bobby Flay’s Throwdown!


First things first as I wrote in the disclaimer at the top "I received this book from Blogging for Books for free in exchange only for an honest unbiased review." I have never been much of a chef, but I do know my way around basic baking like cakes cookies, and cupcakes at long as they were not anything fancy. I chose to review this book because I wanted to try and make some new desserts and the book seemed like it was straight forward and nothing too complicated. WOW was I right this book has 50 recipes and none of them look too difficult for me. My favorite recipe so far is the home made vanilla marshmallows. They taste really good and they were not too difficult to make in fact everything was pretty simply.

The book is very well written, everything is written in a way that is very easy to understand. The pictures next to all the recipes provide a nice helper for the chef as it helps to know what you are making should look like.

Overall the book is well written and easy to understand. The book would be great for anyone looking to create some tasty new desserts. It would make a great gift for any baker. It would also make a good gift for a teen baker as most of the recipes would be easy for a teen to make at long as they are allowed to use the oven and boil water.


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