Great things do come in small bites. Here is my historical salute to the bars, brownies, jumbles, snaps, drops, fritters, and candies we love so much. As a sequel to my popular American Cake cookbook, I tell the stories of 100 of our most popular bites like Katherine Hepburns’ Brownies, Snickerdoodles, Hello Dollies, Lemon Squares, the original Girl Scout cookie, peanut butter cookies as first baked in the American school lunchroom, Peanut Brittle, Tea Cakes, and Beignets. And I explore the little cakes and cookies from our grandmother’s generation, such as marguerites, apisas, rock cookies, Jackson Jumbles, and Dolley Madison seed cakes, as well as regional favorites like Joe Froggers, Nanaimo bars, peppernuts, and New Mexico bizcochitos. Small sweet bites from our country’s melting pot of cultures have a big story to tell.