Thursday, August 23, 2012

Gooey Chips Ahoy Chocolate Cookie Bars

One of my best friends in the land got married this past weekend.

It was a really great weekend. Busy, very busy, but very fun. Wedding stuff is always fun, I think.
I know it's cheesy, but it always makes me remember mine, and how young and in love we were, and after you see two people profess their love for each other all romantically I just want to go home and watch my wedding video and cry. A good kind of cry- don't worry, I'm still happy to be married.

But one thing that really makes me mad is Pinterest.

My friend had the cutest little ideas for her wedding decorations, adorable things they did for the ceremony, little touches with the flowers and just everything was so darn cute!

Leading up to the day she had about 6 thousand things pinned on pinterest, and she actually did a lot of them. I'm more the type that pins things, then forgets about it and never does it.

When I got married (a whole 3 years ago!) we didn't have cool things like Pinterest to get great ideas from. I had to use imaginaton.

Imagination stinks.

Do you ever wish you could get married again?? I would do so many things different. Plus, weddings are a great excuse for a great party and lots of presents.
It doesn't help that for my wedding we only had 5 weeks to plan the whole thing....but that's another story for another time. In the meantime, I'm going to pin more ideas that I'll never do and continue inventing yummy ways to consume sugar. Like these bars.

Good thing I made them after the wedding. Whenever I'm in a wedding I get all panicky about fitting in my dress. My weight never really flucuates more than the normal 5 pounds thing so why I suddenly think I am going to gain 20 pounds is beyond me.

In me and my husbands opinion, a good desserts needs a chewy layer, a smooth layer and most importantly, a crunchy layer to add some excitment. The chips ahoy in these bars really makes them perfect! We loved them. And they're actually quite incredible heated up with a huge scoop of ice cream! Try it!

Gooey Chips Ahoy Chocolate Cookie Bars
-1 Package of chocolate chocolate chip cookie mix
-Ingredients called for on the back of package
-1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
-12 Chips Ahoy cookies, crumbled
-1 can sweetened condensed milk
-2 Tbsp. butter
-1 Cup peanut butter

Pre-heat oven to 350.
Mix cookies mix and ingredients together, and press into the bottom of a 9 x 13" pan.
Bake for 20 -25 minutes.
Right away when it is done baking, sprinkle chocolate chips all over, allow to sit for a minute and spread carefully so you have a nice layer of melty chocolate.
With your hands, crumble the chips ahoy all over your chocolate layer. Get some good chunks in there!
Place pan in freezer while you prepare your gooey PB layer.
In a medium pan on the stove top, pour in sweetened condensed milk, add peanut butter and butter, and stir over medium heat until smooth.
Remove bars from freezer and pour PB mixture all over.
Allow bars to cool COMPLETELY before cutting.
I kept mine in the freezer until I was ready to cut them...remember, they will be messy and gooey but oh-SO-amazing!

1 comment:

  1. レイバンを掛けてる萩原桃子さん、可愛すぎる!この間の雑誌を見て、ムルーアのプロヂューサーである萩原桃子さんの夏ファッションがあって、そこでレイバン wayfarerを掛けてる桃子さんの姿があった。とても素敵で、一目惚れしてしまい、レイバン RB2140だったそうで、同じものを手に入れたいと思う。