I am often accused of trying to make people fat.
As in, “Oh, I’m really gonna have to quit reading your blog, or you’ll make me fat…”.
Or, “If you don’t stop bringing us all these treats we are gonna get fat…”.
Or, “Okay, I’ll eat one, but it’s really going to ruin my diet…”.
Today, I want to be honest. Because that’s what friends do….usually.
And the truth is, you’ve got me. I really am trying to make you fat.
Is it working?
You see, I turned 30 this year, which means that I have officially reached the point in my life where my metabolism has caught up with me. Strangely enough, this event coincided with a newly developed hatred of swimsuit shopping.
Weird how that works.
And this past weekend, as I was stuffing myself into various over- priced one pieces in the desperate hope that at least one of them would create the illusion of thinness, I remembered a time when swimsuit shopping was “fun”.
FUN. What a stupid word.
I am ashamed to admit that I used to be one of those skinny 20 year olds who would say, ” Oh, I don’t get why people don’t love swimsuit shopping…it’s so fun….it makes me excited for summer….and I love to see how cute I look in different bikinis…..blah, blah, blah”.
If Doc and his modified DeLorean were handy, I’d go back ten years and hit my smug skinny self in the head with a giant box of Twinkies.
But that just isn’t possible, is it? So, here I am stuck with two choices: diet, or get all of you fat with me…..and unfortunately for you, I really love my sweets. So, if you’ve ever cared anything for me at all, you will make these Snicker Bar Bars. And you will eat one.
I mean, it’s just our friendship and my frail sense of self worth on the line. No pressure or anything.
1 package Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 Snickers candy bars (2.07 oz each), chopped
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, brown sugar, butter and eggs until well blended. Stir in chopped candy. Spread into an ungreased 13x9x2 inch baking pan.
Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and cut into squares.
These bars are so quick to put together and taste awesome.