Hi guys! Happy Thursday! I can’t believe how fast this week has gone by. Work has been insane this past week which I think has made things go by much more quickly than usual + I have had stuff to do every night after work. Looking forward to just relaxing a bit this weekend! Hope everyone is having a great week!
I have a great recipe for you guys. I was going to wait until Fat Tuesday to post it (we haven’t really been following that have we? oops)…but I figured I could just make another recipe and am too excited about this one to keep it from you.
What is it? Pretzel and Chocolate Crack bars. Also known as 7 layer bars. OK, normal 7 layer bars don’t have pretzels right? Well these aren’t exactly like your average 7 layer bars because I wanted to make them a little more unique and switched out the usual graham cracker crust for a pretzel crust. The combination of sweet and salty plus a pretty hefty amount of butter makes these bars seriously addicting. I probably could have eaten the entire pan in one sitting but I didn’t feel like gaining 5 pounds and busting out of my clothes so I managed to hold myself back. I did skip dinner one night just to eat them though..I mean I was going to eat them anyways right? So I might as well make them my dinner. Doesn’t hurt to have dessert for dinner once in awhile
If you have made 7 layer bars before than you know how easy they are to make.
Pretzel and Chocolate Crack Bars
1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
1 stick butter
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1/2-1 cup chocolate chips
1/2-1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
Step 1: melt the butter in microwave and then combine with the crushed pretzels
Step 2: Press the pretzel crust into a (roughly) 9×9 pan…I think you could even go with 9×13 and just spread things a little thinner
I think I used an 8×8 pan, so I made the leftovers into a baby crack bar
Step 3: Pour sweetened condensed milk over the crust
Step 5: Add coconut to the top
Step 7: Cook for about 25 minutes in a (preheated) oven at 325. Then let cool if you can..
I think I should have used a little bit bigger of a pan or less sweetened condensed milk because it bubbled up over the side a bit. Combined with the butter at the bottom it created carmalized edges. Not the prettiest, but the edge pieces actually tasted the best, so a lucky mistake for sure
While the originals are good too, I love the combination of sweet and salty in these bars. They actually gave me an idea for another dessert that will have to be my fat Tuesday post. Any ideas what it is?
In other news, someone found our blog yesterday by searching ‘Queen Katie’. I’m glad they know what’s up. Although I don’t remember ever referring to myself as ‘queen’?
In still other news, have you guys ever used the magic eraser? It’s this cleaning sponge thing made by Mr. Clean and it is truly magic. Our stove has had all kinds of crap on it that was impossible to get off for probably a month now. No matter how hard I scrubbed, it would not come off. I used the magic eraser for kitchen and voila! Good as new.
Still needs a little work but looks much better than it did.
Our bathtub was also disgustinggggg and had been since before we moved into this apartment. We tried every single cleaning product in an attempt to make it better. You name it, we tried it–Lysol, The Works, Scrubbing Bubbles, straight up bleach and nothing worked to get rid of the gross, stained bottom of our shower. We used the magic eraser for bathroom and it looks like a totally new tub–the bottom is totally white now. They aren’t kidding with the magic part, I’m telling you.
And just so you know, this was not endorsed by anyone. I just really really really love the magic eraser now.
I’ll be back on Saturday! In the meantime, make some crack bars. You won’t regret it, promise.