There's this thing called Pinterest. It is the place to go when you want to dream about delicious foods, fill your brain with crafts to create, dream of what you want your home to look like, and laugh at some interesting things. I found these bars on there and they have been in my brain ever since. Monica was here visiting, and I thought this would be the best time to whip them up, since she was wanting to try them too. Plus, we needed to take a thank you plate of goodies to a friend of ours.
We whipped these up pretty easily. I was a little worried when I pulled them out of the fridge. The caramel hardened up and made them very hard to cut. So, Monica suggested I leave them out to get to room temp. I did, and they were 100 times better and easier to cut through. I think next time we want to try to use the caramel you put on top of your icecream. Much more of the good and melty texture that I was hoping
Chubby Hubby Bars
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp coarse salt
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pretzels
1 (8oz) bag of Reese’s Mini cups, or 2 cups of coarsely chopped regular size Reeses. (It took 1 bag)
1 (14 oz) bag of caramels, unwrapped
1 Tbsp water
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 13x9 dish.
Chop up your pretzels and Reeses.
In your mixing bowl beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add your eggs, and vanilla and mix until just incorporated. On low speed add your flour, baking soda, and salt. Mixing until just combined. Pour in the pretzels and Reeses and stir until evenly combined. Spoon into your pan and spread out evenly. Baked for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let them cool completely.
When cooled, melt your caramels in the microwave with the 1 Tbsp of water, stirring in 1 minute increments until completely melted. Pour over cooled bars. Refridgerate until caramel is set up a bit.
Melt chocolate chips in a double broiler or in the microwave and pour over caramel. Refridgerate until set up or eat them now! ;o) Cut them into squares before serving and enjoy!
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18 days left until Christmas!! Are you ready?!
Blogging will probably continue to be slow until this Holiday season is over. We will post some of our favorite yummy Christmas treats and i'm working on a couple crockpot recipes for those busy nights. Have a great day!