Sometimes I have a million recipe ideas going through my head at a time and can’t get into the kitchen fast enough.
And sometimes I have baker’s block.
Every cookie or brownie variation will feel overdone and the creative section of my brain goes into freeze mode.
Sometimes I really get stuck and just need a day or two out of the kitchen, and sometimes all I need is a visit down unused ingredients lane.
Half a bag of marshmallows that are living on the edge of stale? Check. An open package of Oreos that I need to bake with before Matt eats the last sleeve? Got that. A half-used package of chocolate mint candies that was hidden in the back of the drawer for months? Don’t mind if I do. Oh yeah, and butter. I always have butter.
I’m so glad I took advantage of what I had on hand because these bars came together quickly, with minimal dish washing and no oven time. Sometimes the best baking is no baking at all! Especially when the end result tastes like a Thin Mint.
Take that Girl Scouts.