Store bought oatmeal cookies. You know the ones, $1.00 for the package, with or without icing. But they are really good. I admit it, I can sit down with a tall glass of milk and just start eating those things.
These are the ones. And it’s been a while since I’ve had them, now they cost $1.25.
And while we’re on the subject of being cheap, who else has a plastic table cloth on their kitchen table?
Please say there is someone else out there. In my defense, I have 3 kids that aren’t completely house broken and underneath that plastic is an antique table. I like to enjoy dinner time with my family, not worry about what they might spill, drip, not clean up.
And they’re cheap, so when hubby puts aluminum foil holding hot bacon, fresh out of the toaster oven and melts my table cloth, I just put on a new one and put the melted one in the “can be used as a drop cloth” bin in my storage room.
Sorry, back to the recipe.
These bars blew my mind! The chocolate is fudgy, and the oatmeal cookie just puts them over the top. I can’t wait to try out a few of my favorite recipes that call for graham cracker crumbs and replace it with other cheapo cookies from the Dollar Store.
from Most Loved Treats
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups crisp oatmeal cookies
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups confectioner's sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Melt 1/2 cup butter in medium saucepan over low heat or in glass bowl in microwave.
- Crush cookies, like you would for making a pie crust. I used 2/3 of my package. We won't talk about what happened to the rest. These cookies are hard, using a food processor or mini chopper like I have is easiest.
- Combine butter and crumbs till all crumbs are moist and buttery. Reserve 1/4 cup for topping. Press remaining crumbs into the bottom of a greased 8 x 8 pan. I placed a square of parchment paper on the bottom of my pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
- Heat chocolate and 1/2 cup butter in medium saucepan on lowest heat, stirring often until chocolate is almost melted. Remove from heat and stir until smooth.
- Add egg, beat well to combine, stir in sugar, just a spoonful at a time. Once all sugar is added and you have a smooth consistency, stir in nuts. Spread evenly over crust, using the back of a spoon.
- Sprinkle reserved crumbs over top. Chill until firm.
- Using the parchment paper on the bottom of the pan makes it easy to remove to a cutting board and cut evenly into squares. I cut into 16 squares.
recipe source ChocolateChocolateandmore
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