Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Chocolate, Caramel and Ice Cream - OH MY!

If there is one thing that we have to have in this house it's dessert!  We TRY really hard to balance everything out but it never fails - someone in this house is always searching for a "yummy" around 7:00 at night.

I was poking around my favorite recipes sites the other night and came across a few recipes that I thought I would scribble scrabble together so here ya go...... A cross between Rolo® Bars, Butter Cake, a sundae, a brownie..........YIKES!

Scribble Scrabble a la Mode!

First, you need to have a 12 year old that you trust with chocolate caramels in the house.  I am sure that any age will do but there is a knife involved so use your own judgement if they are trustworthy.  ;)  Count out 50 candies, unwrap and cut in half.
Then, mix together one yellow cake mix, 1/4 c melted butter and one small can of evaporated milk WITH A MIXER!  Seriously, you need to use a mixer to get it all incorporated.

Take half of the batter and spread it into a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake just that part for about 8 minutes at 350.

After 8 minutes, remove from the oven (isn't it sad I feed the need to say that?) and place the cut candies caramel side down all over the top.  Take a 1/2 c chopped pecans and sprinkle those over the top.  Then, take the remaining batter and drop teaspoonfuls over the candies and pecans.  Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes until the top browns.

Once cooled, cut into bars and sever with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup and caramel syrup.  Wowsers - DELICIOUS!

 Scribble Scrabble a la Mode

1 yellow cake mix
1/4 c melted butter
5 oz can evaporated milk
appx 50 chocolate carmamels like Rolos®
1/2 c chopped pecans
Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Syrup
Caramel Syrup

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.  

Cut chocolate caramels in half and set aside

With a hand mixer, combine the cake mix, evaporated milk and melted butter until well mixed.  Spread 1/2 the batter into your 9x13 pan.  You may need to spray the back of a spatula with cooking spray to help spread batter and prevent from sticking to spatula.  Bake this layer for 8 minutes.

Once first layer has baked for 8 minutes remove from oven and place chocolate caramels caramel side down over the layer and then sprinkle with chopped pecans.  Drop remaining batter over chocolate caramels and pecans by teaspoonfuls.  This will not be a "spreadable" but just haphazardly "dropped" all over the top.

Return the pan to the oven for 20-25 minutes or until top is lightly browned.

Once cooled, cut bars and plate.  Top with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and caramel syrup.  Do NOT step on the scales for 3 days afterwards!!!!!  ;)  


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