sugar, sugar, butter ...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

ah my drug of choice - always - les crappy, sugar and fat laden, food

Actually the title should read sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, sugar, nuts, butter ... crumbs.

And I won't even go down that road of emotional eating* and comfort food this early morning - but ya know that they are both the very BFF's of Worry & Fret.

Hello ! Doug's** Away squares a distant cousin to the Hello ! Dolly bars. Or perhaps I'll call these babies Everything Bad I Still Had in My Pantry in One Pan square (heaven forbid I throw this crap out), or perhaps The Cat's Away ... the Mice Will Eat Really Bad Things bars.

Hello ! Doug's Away Squares

1 1/2 cups of graham wafer crumbs
1/2 cup of butter
Mix this together and press into an 8" x 8" square baking pan
Sprinkle the following on top
1 1/2 cups of sweetened coconut
1 1/2 cups of toasted chopped pecans
1 cup of butterscotch chips
1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of Skor toffee bits
1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
sweetened condensed milk - pour all over top, scraping can to get every last bit of badness

Bake at 350 20-30 minutes until golden brown on top. Cool completely before cutting. Uh Huh !!

I won't admit how many squares I managed to eat in less than 24hrs - know that it was a shocking number. Can you say binge baby ? But I did happily package up almost half of the pan's contents, lovingly in foil, to take across the street to my elderly neighbour Jean who also has a wicked sweet tooth ... and at 87 years young she and I agree she should be able to fill her sweet boots full. Thankfully the pan now has been washed, tucked back into the cupboard, my pantry is now void of all sugary sweet baking supplies ... no one's the wiser (except you) and I'm back on les heart smart wagon. Wink.

Sadly, pas de peeps ici ... but you'll find plenty o'peeps here

* he had barely left the driveway and I had knocked back a large bag of plain salted potato chips - no Cheetos (yet)
** Doug - yup ! tis the cowboy's name


  1. Goodbye Doug Squares are right up there with morphine. Read and weep:

    Now I know why I ate a whole batch of chocolate chip cookies.

  2. I think I had a little heart attack just reading that. And one of my teeth turned black too......

  3. Yum! I can feel my teeth rotting but WISH I HAD ONE RIGHT NOW WITH MY COFFEE!

    Sorry the "man" stopped your peeps at the border! These look great anyway!

    I'm up, Happy DSS!

  4. You're killin' me!!
    I gotta fit into white trousers in just a few weeks, you know!

  5. And I am eating a lot of Easter candy as I fill the kids' baskets! Crazy sweet tooth here, too.

  6. Oh geez, after two weeks of peeps and now this?

    I feel like I should just fill the bathtub with salad and hope that I can purge the sugar.

    (Of course I'll make these in a couple of weeks)

  7. That looks DELICIOUS!!!!! How much do I love that you ate some and shared with your sweet neighbor.

    And, really, it makes sense that you just NEEDED the extra sugar right now, because your main source of true sweetness is out of town. Sugar is an acceptable temporary substitute. LOL Hugs!

  8. Everything you make looks incredible and edible maximus too. Yum. Enjoy your easter weekend.


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