Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Chubby Hubby Bars

By: Christy

This morning when I woke up, it was a cool, foggy morning in Nashville. Fall is in the air with the leaves outside my office window starting to change into beautiful shades of red and yellow and the light jacket that is starting to adorn my wardrobe. Hands down, I love fall! And just like the foliage and wardrobes are changing, so are my taste buds. My recipe to do-list has seen a transformation as yummy "fall" type items and ingredients come to mind. Same with the "caramel" recipe I am about to share. This recipe is inspired by the always guilty and delicious Chubby Hubby, Ben and Jerry's Flavor ice cream. Basically a fall rendition of a summer favorite. It is just as rich and sinful as the pint of Ben and Jerry's but perfect for a cool fall day served warm with a big cup of coffee snuggled up on the couch.  The recipe is all about the shortcuts and is not only easy but completely sinful! I hope you enjoy!

Chubby Hubby (or make your hubby chubby LOL) Bars

1 XL roll of chocolate chip cookie dough
1 bag of mini Reese cups (or Reese cups cup into pieces)
1 cup  crushed up pretzel pieces
14 oz bag of caramels
1 tbsp water
1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips

I microwaved the cookie dough 30 seconds to soften up the dough or you can leave the dough out until it gets to soft/room temperature. Add to the cookie dough the bag of Reese cups and the cup of crushed pretzel pieces and mix (I found my hands were way more effective than using a utensil since it was so thick). Spread cookie dough into a 9x13 dish and  bake on 350 until the cookie is baked and starting to turn golden brown on the edges.

Let cookie cool for 30 minutes. Once cool, microwave the caramels in a bowl with 1 tbsp of water in 30 second increments until the caramel is melted. Spread over the cookie dough mixture. Put in the fridge to harden for 15 minutes.

Once caramel has hardened, melt the chocolate chips in the same manner (in a bowl in the microwave for 30 second increments until melted). Spread over caramel. Once the chocolate has hardened, wah-lah you have your very own decadent chubby hubby bars!


Anonymous said...

I want one!!

Shalena said...

They are SO GOOD!!