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Monday, August 22, 2016

Munchie Monday: An Almost Depraved Chocolate Treat!

We had a Church social over the weekend:  a barbecue which the men handled.  We were asked to bring a salad, side dish, or dessert.  I asked Dear One what we should make. He said, "The Usual".  Just to clarify/make sure communication was happening, I asked what the usual was.  He told me "the Chinese noodles".  Okay!  I could do that.

So I made Orchid's Cool Tangy Noodles.  A triple batch and put them in a nice big round see-through plastic bucket that whole almonds came in at the Coop store near here.  I put in more of the green rings from scallion tops than usual but people still ate up the noodles.  Especially the grandchildren!

Dessert was also on my menu. Potluck meals sometimes have too little of some foods so I always like to bring a savory AND a sweet.  I found a recipe for a great dessert.  If you worry about chocolate overload, don't make this.  If you worry about sweets addiction, don't make this.  If you worry about sugar destroying teeth, don't make this.

But if you want to make it anyway, this is what to do:

Make one batch of chocolate chip cookie dough.
Get one bag of Oreo cookies.  I used Double Stuffed Oreos.  Any family-sized bag will do.
Make one batch of brownie batter. I used Duncan Hines brownie mix...I think 18.2 ounce.  Homemade would work, too.  I was lazy.  Plus I like the way brownie mixes always turn out the same.
Get out a 9 by 13 pan.
Cut a large piece of aluminum foil to cover the bottom, sides, and enough go over the edges of the pan to use as a "lifter" for when the bars are cooked.

These two I saved at home in case there were no leftovers.  There were no leftovers!  The front bar is on its side so you can see the Oreo center.

1.  Put the foil in the pan.
2.  Spray with non-stick cooking spray then set oven pre-heating at 350 degrees F.
3.  Spread the chocolate chip cookie dough in the bottom of the pan.
4.  Lay out the Oreos next to each other to cover the entire top of the pan of cookie dough. (There were enough left over for Dear One to have a breakfast treat...!)
5.  Spread the brownie batter over the top, spreading to entirely cover the Oreos and underlying cookie dough.
6.  Cover with more foil.
7.  Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes.
8.  Remove foil from top of pan then return to oven and cook 30-40 more minutes.
9.  Remove from oven and let cool completely.  If you want nice looking bars, this will take about an hour.
10.  Lift the bars from the cooled pan of treats and cut into SMALL cubes.
11.  Enjoy one bar and drift off into chocolate oblivion.

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