Are you tired of the old ordinary recipes? Have you ever wanted to impress guests with something new? Well, you are in luck. Hip Hugger Bars - a soothing bar that keeps your lips smacking - is just what you need. Never again will you have to make the ancient recipe of chocolate chip cookies. Just a few simple steps will lead your guests to a delightful indulgence of Hip Hugger Bars.
First, make sure you have all the ingredients for the crust and the filling. For your crust you will need 1 cup of brown sugar, ½ cup of butter, 1 egg, 1 ½ cups of flour, 1 ½ cups of quick oatmeal, ¼ teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. For your filling you will need 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, 2 tablespoons of butter, and 1 (6 ounce) package of chocolate chips. You will also need a medium sized bowl, 9 x 13 pan, double boiler, and measurements.
Have your medium sized bowl ready for the crust. Mix in the brown sugar and butter until it gets smooth. Then add in your egg, flour, oatmeal, salt, baking soda, and vanilla. Put 2/3 of the crust mix into the pan and press down until even. You will be using the double boiler to melt your sweetened condensed milk, butter, and chocolate chips. It is a utensil consisting of two pots, one that fits partway into the other. The lower pot has water in it to warm or melt a substance in the upper pot.
Have your burner on low heat and make sure to stir continuously; this will keep it from burning on the bottom. If you do not have a double boiler you may use the microwave to melt the ingredients. Make sure to watch it closely so it does not burn.
Once you have the filling melted you can start to put everything together. First you should preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then you can start to pour the filling onto the crust in the 9 x 13 pan. After the filling is in you can take out the remaining 1/3 crust from the fridge and start to make little patties about the size of smaller cookies. When you are done making the patties, you can spread them out over the filling. After that you can put the pan into the oven and let it bake for twenty minutes. When they are done let them cool for 10 minutes before you cut them. For best results cut them into 1 x 1 or 2 x 2 squares.
Your house will smell like a Martha Stewart baking sale, with the aroma of crust baking to the sweet smell of chocolate. Smiles on your guest’s faces will fill your soul with joy.
This is is my Grandma Ula's recipe. She is pretty much amazing.