Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Withdrawal…fixed with a chocolate chip fudge bar!


I’m back in my kitchen!  It’s been a whole week and although it was awesome to be away from the kitchen, I missed it so.

Florida was a blast.  We did a whole lot of nothing.  My parents have a pool and the girls spent almost every minute in it.  Actually the amount of time diminished each day as their energy wore out.  Twelve hour sleeps weren’t enough to recharge their batteries but the constant enthusiasm about everything made the two day drive worth it!

We went and saw Winter the Dolphin from A Dolphin Tale the movie .  The one hour trip up to Clearwater was so worth the drive.  The girls faces when they saw the dolphin were magical.  One tip for those who plan this trip, buy tickets online.  We did and prevented the 1 hour line up wait to buy tickets.  Especially in the heat.  They also make you go through the gift shop in and out, so be prepared! We were lucky and only escaped with a stuffed dolphin each



We got to celebrate Easter with the Bunny himself.  At my parents golf club they did brunch, pony rides, carriage rides, balloon animals and of course an egg hunt!


We also had lunch with friends, where my mother got to speak adult language for a couple hours.

All in all it was a great trip.  Now back to reality!

So with not much in the fridge and pantry (I did come home to a really clean house!) I made you this!


Chocolate Chip Fudge Bar.

Chocolate Chip Crust:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chips
  1. Cream butter and sugars together, add egg and vanilla.
  2. Mix in dry ingredients and chips.
  3. Press mixture into pan like a crust.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, or until browned and done.


  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Combine all ingredients in saucepan and melt over medium high heat.
  2. When smooth, cover chocolate chip base with fudge.  Be quick, it hardens quickly.
  3. Sprinkle with icing sugar
  4. Enjoy!


So now that I’m back, I’ve got some baby shower cookies this week, bachelorette cookies next week and whatever else comes into the mind, something with rhubarb I think!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Oh wow - i could use some of that! Welcome back - glad you and your cute girls had a wonderful trip!

  2. Your Easter vacation sounded wonderful. The girls look adorable and this chocolate chip fudge bar would certainly fix any baking withdrawal!

  3. What a great vacation and an awesome recipe. My mouth is watering!

  4. sounds great, what size pan did you use?

    1. I used a 9" tart pan, but a 10" square lined with parchment would work too. I had extra cookie dough and fudge left over.

  5. This recipe was a hit at my husband's work and with our kids! Thanks for sharing!!