Here a Bar

That moment when you accidentally hit Don’t Save…

That’s what I did yesterday. I deleted a 30,000 Word document that I have been working on for weeks. Yeppers…and I didn’t even curse. My husband worked for three hours (bless his heart) trying to retrieve the doc. Didn’t happen, though I greatly appreciated his efforts. It was Derby Day here in the Bluegrass State, and that, my friends, is how we spent it. And that’s where the bars came in.

I have a book: Better Homes and Gardens Brownies & Bars

So I made some yummy bars. What did you think I went out drinking?


Here is the recipe.
bit o’ everything bars
Prep:30 Bake: 25 minutes at 325
3 cups crushed pretzels
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 11-oz pkg caramel baking bits
   or one 14 oz pkg caramels, unwrapped
2 cups cocktail peanuts
1 cup dark or semisweet chocolate pieces (6 oz)
1/2 cup milk chocolate pieces
1/2 cup peanut butter-flavored pieces
1 cup almond toffee bits
1 Preheat oven to 325. Line a 13x9x2 inch baking pan with foil. Grease foil; set aside. For crust, in a medium bowl stir together crushed pretzels and granulated sugar. Stir in the 1 cup melted butter until combined. Press mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
2 In a medium saucepan combine the 1/2 cup butter, the whipping cream, and brown sugar. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until butter is melted and brown sugar is dissolved. Stir in caramel. Cook and stir until caramel is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in peanuts.
3 Quickly pour caramel mixture over crust, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with dark chocolate pieces, mile chocolate pieces, peanut butter pieces, and toffee bits.
4 Bake about 25 minutes or until edges are bubbly and light brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Makes 36 bars.
To store: Layer bars between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Per bar: 286 calories 19 grams fat

1 thought on “Here a Bar”

  1. OH. MY. GOSH. I would have hit the bars…and then hit THOSE BARS!!!!! Bless your heart!!! Wow. SO SO sorry you lost it all. Will stress eat for you over here too… I’m guessing you might still be even now! lol


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