I've been doing some of my holiday baking the past couple of weeks, but Real Old Man (ROM) devours everything as fast as I bake it. Since he and the dogs had eaten all the cookie balls I decided to bake Magic Bars today. I gathered all the ingredients- with two dogs at my feet waiting and hoping I'd drop something edible- got to work...
Magic Bars Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 1/3 cups sweetened flaked or shredded coconut
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 - 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place the rack in the center of the oven.
Have ready a 9 x 9 inch square baking dish. Chop up butter and place in baking dish, melt in microwave. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs evenly over the butter. Sprinkle the coconut over the crumbs. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the coconut. Sprinkle the nuts over the chocolate chips. Finally, drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over all the ingredients. Don't mix the ingredients together, just layer them.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 to 35 minutes or until coconut is
lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into squares.
Of course dogs can't eat chocolate, so I had to bake something else for them. Since they'll eat just about anything, my recipe for their cookies was pretty simple:
Took this photo just before she took the tip of my finger off. She doesn't seem understand the concept of posing and looking cute before getting a treat.
But my sweet Isabella gently nibbled at hers as I took her photo.. damn, that dog has huge nostrils. She has an unusually large butthole, too. Sshh... don't tell her I said that, she'd be crushed. It's just one of those things I can't help but notice.
After Real Old Man got home today, he had his usual coffee and snack. When I later went into the kitchen, I swear I about shit a brick when I saw what his "snack" had consisted of-