I literally made these hours ago. Tonight my husband, kids and I are going to a small gathering and I could not be more happy about it. With all the events of the world of late, I feel so blessed that we are able to be with loving, caring people.
Even in the midst of personal trials and national devastation, I turned to something that always brings me joy. Baking.
And showing up to a friends home without a special homemade gift just seems so wrong, so this was win-win.
Since I decided to make them just a few hours ago, I hadnt prepared and gotten supplies. The reason I am calling them “garbage bars” is because I simply emptied out my pantry to make them.
The bars are based off a recipe from my Mother-in-Laws church cookbook and are called Magic Bars. I think they have been around for many, many years.
Instead of using semi-sweet chocolate and chopped nuts as the original recipe called for, I used 1/2 cup of four different kinds of treats.
1/2 cup Peanut Butter Chips
1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Butterscotch Chips
I thought they turned out pretty great!
Sweet… like -holy heck are they sweet- but great none the less.
I just love how “custom” these bars are. You can truly make them yours by using your favorite ingredients!
Sending love and prayers to all those affected by the devastating events in Boston, Massachusetts.