Candy Cane Cookie Bars

To make things merry and bright, bake these cookie bars tonight!



Candy Cane Cookie Bar ingredients

The first layer is cake mix to give you the ground, you’ll need your base to be solid and sound.


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Then you mix snow with toppings galore, soon you’ll have everyone asking for more.


Sweetened condensed milk to top it off,


makes it come out of the oven all gooey and soft.




I Chocolate Cake Mix (Gluten Free if desired)

1 1/3 cups butter

25 Mini candy canes crushed (About 1 cup)

1 1/3 cups white chocolate chips

1 1/3 cups dried coconut flakes or shredded

1 Can sweetened condensed milk




Preheat the oven to 350*F

Let butter sit out until it is room temperature.

Get some Holiday aggression out by beating the living daylight out of the tiny candy canes. It takes about 25 Mini Candy canes to make 1 Cup.

Pour cake mix in a bowl, add butter and mix till crumbly. Cover the bottom of a brownie pan or casserole dish with the cake/butter mixture. This is the dirt below the snow.

Mix the white chocolate chips, coconut (The snow) and candy cane bits, then spread evenly over the top.

Pour the can of condensed milk over the entire mixture.

Place in the oven at 350* for 20- 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool for 1 hour before cutting. I know it’s hard but trust me, if you cut while hot you’ll only have dirty snowy mush!

If you want to be naughty here’s the scoop, after cooking sneak in some reindeer poop (hidden regular chocolate chips).


Don’t mind!

I only write
at night
to stop the fear
the thoughts
the fright
to hope
to dream
to sleep tonight
with pure delight
and wake up in the morning light
well rested
in a new day
a new way
to avoid the games my head may play
my mind is ever turning
and yearning
for learning
but this is my admission
sometimes my mind seems like a juxtaposition
between lion and limpy gazelle
the heat change between heaven and hell
the concept of a kid stuck in a wishing well
that’s swell
let me clarify
or just simplify
I’m physically exhausted from running circles in my head
you’d think I’d sleep when I hit the bed
but then my brain
like a children’s train
goes in circles again
and again
that’s why
I only write
at night

Multi Colored Carrot Chips

This is my take on the various recipes for carrot chips out there, it’s very simple and tastes great.

I bought a Multi Colored Packet of Carrots, but hadn’t eaten them.

Multi Colored Carrots

As a single man it’s hard to eat a whole bag of carrots before they go bad.

Then an invitation to a “game night” party arrived in my inbox, and all of a sudden too many carrots became the perfect amount.

I used the slicer function on my food processor, to thinly slice them.

Thinly sliced multi colored carrots in a food processor

See how super thin they are, good work food processor!

Brushed them with olive oil, and placed them on parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Thinly sliced multi colored carrots on parchment paper with olive oil

Yes there are many different colors for carrots, however, they all taste the same.

Set the oven to 350* Fahrenheit, and after around 30 minutes, voila!


When all the batches were finished, they looked like this.

cooked Thinly sliced multi colored carrots on parchment paper with olive oil

They were quite a hit at the party, even though someone thought they were potpourri at first.

Here are the instructions if you wish to try them for yourself.

Ingredients –

  • 1 bag of  Multi Colored Carrots

  • a few tablespoons of olive oil

  • garlic salt

  • parchment paper

Instructions –

  • Preheat oven to 350* Fahrenheit

  • Rinse carrots, and remove tops

  • Slice carrots thinly or in a food processor

  • Place 1/2 tablespoon olive oil on parchment paper and spread evenly

  • Place a single layer of carrots on parchment paper, turn them over once so that they are “lightly” coated in the olive oil present on the paper. (Too much olive oil will cause you to fry them instead of bake.)

  • Shake a small amount of garlic salt over coated chips. (You may always add more later.)

  • Place in oven, after 15 minutes remove, flip carrots and cook until brown on edges.

  • Let cool and place in a serving dish.