Yesterday was all about the salad. It was healthy and delicious.
And really every salad NEEDS to be finished off with dessert.
Preferably a gooey, chocolatey, oh so indulgent one.
Like these bars.
7 Layer Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Yeah, I am totally serious. No messing around. That would be just cruel.
It is no secret that I have been pretty obsessed with coconut. Examples? Toasted coconut caramel cupcakes, dark chocolate coconut mudslide cookie, Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Pancakes with a Vanilla Coconut Glaze. Trust me this is just the beginning, coconut everything is pretty much running through my head at all times. But for your sake, I’ll try to space um out fo ya!
When I saw that traditional 7 Layer Bars have a whole layer of coconut I pretty much jumped with excitement. I would have done a little dance, but there were people around. Way too many people for my liking.
Alright, so here is how these go down.
I am not one for traditional. I like to play with things, switch um up, give them a whole new look. Traditional 7 layers bars just sound way too predictable and well, just plain boring. I mean don’t get me wrong, I am sure they are delicious, but these are better. Way better.
Instead of a graham cracker base I did an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie base. It is PERFECT. So goood, so much better than graham crackers. Then I did layers of coconut, semi-sweet chocolate, butterscotch, dark chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, chopped cashews and then as a finishing touch, a drizzle of melted butterscotch and chocolate. They’re gooey, coconuty, doughy, crunchy, chocolatey and all in one bar! It’s is just killer.
They’re kind of like an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bar on steroids. Yeah, on steroids. It’s just awesome.
Oh yeah, balance is definitely a good thing!