Yesterday was like having a sick day without being sick. I sat on the couch, stayed in my PJs, watched not one, but two movies, took a 3 hour nap, and baked up some sweets. The BOY and I never ventured outside of our house and into the winter wonderland, and the snow just kept on coming.
I’ve worked a total of 6 hours in the past 6 days. It’s no wonder I feel like I’m on vacation : ) After some much needed and appreciated R&R, it was time to dive back into the real world this morning. I really wanted to go to the gym for a run, but the car was covered in snow and the streets not so plowed. I chose not to hit the gym because I knew by the time I got the car cleaned off, I’d have about 5 minutes to run. And I wasn’t sure how long it would take me to get to my new job this morning.
In the course of my laziness yesterday, I wandered around Pinterest. Interestingly, I found a few different versions of these Congo Bars. I chose the one that looked the gooiest!
I laid out butter earlier in the day in anticipation of post nap baking. Sadly, it didn’t take too long before Cooper spotted, attacked, and ran off with one stick of butter. This is now the third time that this has happened, so I am starting to get more creative with my butter hiding spots.
While the fantastic looking bars cooled, we watched some football. I wish I could say that I had the first bite, but that went to Cooper, who I found nose deep in cookie bars just before the 4th quarter of the Rose Bowl.
Ahh! I sent him to his room to let the bars fully cool (throwing away his bite) and of course snagging one little bite for myself. Mmmm! They are soft, fudgy and will just make you happy!
I know there will be plenty more mornings to run in 2014, but man on days like this, I am missing the early sunrise and peaceful mornings on the forest preserve path. Aren’t you???
From I Heart Nap Time
2 cups brown sugar
2/3 cup salted butter (softened)
3 eggs (whisked)
2 1/2 cup flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add in eggs and stir until combined. Mix the baking powder and salt with 1 cup of flour. Pour into the butter mixture and stir in the rest of the flour. Fold in chocolate chips.
Grease a 12×14 pan (13×9 will work too) and lightly dust with flour. Press dough into pan with flour (or cooking spray) on your hands. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Test with a tooth pick. The dough should be soft in the center.
Allow bars to cool and hide them from your pets!