Thursday, April 11, 2013

Monkey Bars

This weekend, I'm off to the Food Bloggers Of Canada's first ever food bloggers conference. 
To say I'm excited is a bit of an understatement.

To show you what I'm in for, think of the best wedding you've ever been to, while sitting in on an episode of Oprah's Favorite Gifts, being surrounded by people that have an intense love of food and blogging as much as you do, served up in a complimentary glass with a tiny umbrella and you have my upcoming weekend.  

I know, right?

So while this Mama is noshing on some of the most amazing food I will ever eat, conversing in some amazing conversation, sipping some amazing wine, my husband will be holding down the fort on the homestead. I have absolutely no reservations leaving him to it, but guilty mommy has been digging her perfectly manicured nails into my heart, making it a bit hard for me to leave. I've never been away from my babies for this long. 

To soften the blow on their end at least, I made these. 

I think it's an appropriate treat considering they will all probably go bananas at some point.    

And I wouldn't be surprised to find them swinging from the chandelier upon my return. 


2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs, such as Famous Chocolate Wafers or Oreo Baking Crumbs
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
2 cups banana chips, broken into small pieces
1½ cup chocolate chips, dark, milk, or semi-sweet is fine
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 9-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside. 

In a mixing bowl, using a fork, combine cookie crumbs with butter until moistened; press into prepared baking dish. 

In a separate mixing bowl, combine banana chips, chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips together. 

Sprinkle chip mixture over cookie crumbs. Pour can of sweetened condensed milk evenly over top. 

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for another 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate to completely cool or about an hour. Cut into squares. 

Yields 9-12 bars.

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6 Responses to “Monkey Bars”

  1. Looks so simple to make with such a delicious result! Hope you have fun at the blogger conference!

    1. Thanks for the love, Kat! The conference was AMAZING and my family survived, so it was a good weekend all around! XO

  2. One more sleep!!! Maybe we should fast today to save room. :-)

    What a good mom you are!

  3. These look and sound ridiculously yummy! I need to make these soon. It looks like you had an amazing time at the conference, and now I wonder why we don't have a FB"A" conference here, unless they DO which means I wasn't invited and I am sad now. ;) If they DON'T have one, I may need to get one started!

    1. Thanks Diana! The conference was AMAZING! I think there are a lot of good conferences to hit up in the US, but not an official FBA, although that would be awesome! Thanks for the love, as always! XO