Monday night football for week 2 – fudge and oreo topped red velvet bars

Go Bills!

I wanted something simple yet “wow” treat for the Bills-Titans game on Monday night football. I was going to make chocolate chip cookies stuffed with oreos. Gracie, who is on a diet, decided to sneakily eat the half stick of butter on the countertop (at least she left the other stick). So I changed plans and made red velvet bars topped with fudge and oreos. Very worthy of this MNF matchup if I can say so myself. Also, a lab mix pup on a diet may be a lost cause.

  • Bars ingredients
  • 1 red velvet cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, melted
You can use any flavor cake mix and crushed cookies or candy on top

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a 9×13 pan with tin foil and spray with Pam. In a bowl, mix together cake mix, eggs and butter. Moisten hands with water (trust me on this) and press into prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes, no longer. Cool completley.

  • Fudge topping ingredients
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Crushed oreos

Directions – in a pan, over medium heat, combine butter, sugar and heavy cream, stirring frequently. Once butter is melted and you see a few bubbles on the side, remove from heat. Stir in chips until melted. Pour over bars. Top with crushed oreos. Cut and store in covered container.

Victory Monday brownies (because I needed something to put the extra ganache on)

Go Bills!

Bonus victory Monday treat for my Buffalo Bills. I had extra ganache left over from the sugar cookie cups, so I quickly whipped up some brownies to remedy use up the rest. (I have many brownie recipes, though not as many as for chocolate chip cookies) And why not extra chocolate this Christmas week? You absolutely do not have to put anything on top of these, but the powdered sugar is recommended, by Rob!

  • Ingredients
  • 10 tbs butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 yolk
  • 1 tbs corn syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Brownies!

Directions -preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 pan with tinfoil and spray with baking spray. Combine butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs,yolk,and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Fold in chips. Bake for 20 minutes (a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs). Immediately sprinkle powdered sugar on top. Cool completely. Top with melted chocolate or frosting. Store in covered container.

Chocolate chocolate chocolate!