I’m still not sure if this was a good thing or not. I mean, it really could have been an epic failure on my part (with about $12 worth of ingredients going into the trash). Will I do it again? Probably. But I won’t do it the same. It’s totally edible and tastes really good (how can it not when you see what is in it) but it’s definitely…peculiar. This is what happens when hormones meet hungry.
Today I was dying for something comforting and terrible to eat. I went into the pantry and stared at my baking basket.
- baking basket- a giant basket filled with packages of leftover randomness that I have collected over a short period of time because the recipe rarely ever calls for the “whole” bag or container of something.
So I got this idea to make cookie bars using just, whatever. No, really. First I saw this crust recipe and thought, oh hell yes! Oatmeal cookie crust, how can I not? So I figured why not make chocolate chip cookie bars to go on top? But wait, I also have white chocolate chips. And those almond slivers from that Asian dish back in August. Oh and leftover walnuts!
See, I wasn’t joking.
As it started to bake, I began to freak. IT KEPT GROWING! I ended up leaving it covered in foil and baking for at least 50 minutes because I knew the center was going to cook slow as hell and I REALLY didn’t want to throw my schizophrenic cookie mess away. It worked!