Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Robert and Dolly

So a couple of weeks ago I drove the alpine loop for the first time ~it is the prettiest thing on earth every fall as all of the leaves change color. Well on the other end of the loop is Sundance Robert Redford owns the joint and I always wonder what he has to do with the place. Anyways while we were there we decided to get some hot coco ~it was the first cold snap and hot coco seamed to be in order. Anyways they were out of hot coco at the deli, a lot of people had the same idea as us that day and to make up for the fact that they gave us Swiss Miss they also gave us bar cookies and I personally totally forgave Robert and I think if he made up these bar cookies he is not only hot he is an amazing cook.
So any ways this week I decided to make those same bar cookies ~they were basically a Hello Dolly Bars with an Oreo cookie crumb crust so I just modified a dolly bar recipe. It turned out amazing and so I recommend anyone who loves Robert Redford and crazy musicals staring Barbra Streisand to make these and well maybe you should watch The Way We Were when you eat them in fact that is what I am naming my recipe.

The Way We Were Bars

1/2 cup butter (one stick)
1 1/4 cups Oreo crumbs
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Set oven temperature to 350'
Place 8"x 11" pan in oven with the stick of butter. Let the butter melt in the pan while you mix the other ingredients together.
In a bowl mix the coconut, walnuts, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and sweetened condensed milk all together.
When the butter has melted in the pan sprinkle Oreo crumbs over the melted butter. Take a fork and make sure they are well mixed together and spread evenly over the bottom of the pan. Then dump the sweetened condensed milk mixture over them and return the pan to the oven to bake for 25 more minutes.
Let bars cool and cut ~or eat them warm out of the pan with a spoon as think if only Hubble could love her a little more it would be okay.

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