Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Praline Crunch Bars

The ham and asparagus pasta was a hit. We'll be keeping that one on the menu.

Next up was a dessert to bring to knitting group tonight.

In an one gallon zipper bag, knead together a roll of sugar cookie dough ($1.89) with 1/2 cup of finely chopped pecans ($3.00 for the whole bag, I used less than half) and 1/2 cup toffee bits (like Heath Bar baking pieces, $2.01, used less than half). Press into a 9x13 pan.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes, then immediately pour an entire bag of semisweet mini chips (2.21) on top, cover with foil, come back in five minutes and spread the melted chips, then some more toffee pieces. Chill until set, cut, and eat.

About $7, less than the cost of two cups of Starbuck's (which ironically is about about how much I save by our group not meeting at Starbuck's twice a month, gathering instead at the USO, where the coffee shop is not as good, and, also, closed.)


bashtree said...

GENIUS. Ima need the cookie dough to go on sale soon...I'm already plotting up my own variations.

The WilsonFam said...

Yummmy...wish i could have some. Curse you wheat sensitivity. I guess one day i will get a wild hair and come up with a substitute for the wheat in recipies like this so i can enjoy!!!! Seems like a great magazine.