Man Whore Bars

man whore bars | pale yellow {chocolate chip cookie, oreo, brownie, peanut butter cups, rice krispy treats, & ganache}Teddy is my co-teacher and we share the best class ever.  And by best I mean the class that makes me want to pull all my hair out and lock myself in a padded room.  But somehow we’ve gotten through the year, only a few more days until the kiddos graduate, at least most of the kiddos.  Yesterday I bribed to kids to participate with cookies, store bought cookies, true story.

man whore bars | pale yellow {chocolate chip cookie, oreo, brownie, peanut butter cups, rice krispy treats, & ganache}Teddy’s actual birthday was in February and made him terrible vegan cupcakes, the ones people spit out.  I knew he was due for a redo, but it took me a while to figure out what to make to compensate for something so horrific.  Man whore bars – perfect!

man whore bars | pale yellow {chocolate chip cookie, oreo, brownie, peanut butter cups, rice krispy treats, & ganache}I doubt Teddy is a man whore, but any male teacher gets to play the roll as we work in a female dominated profession.  Lunch most days consists of several ladies and one or two token men; they love it!

man whore bars | pale yellow {chocolate chip cookie, oreo, brownie, peanut butter cups, rice krispy treats, & ganache}Man whore bars are a take on the slutty brownie.  Women need not be continually shamed for their practices while men get off without a second thought for their behavior.  What women do or do not do is no one’s business; slut shaming should stop especially when men can be sluts too.  All seriousness aside, here is the answer to a slutty brownie – a man whore bar with more layers of naughtiness.

man whore bars | pale yellow {chocolate chip cookie, oreo, brownie, peanut butter cups, rice krispy treats, & ganache}We start with a chocolate chip cookie dough bottom.  I chose store bought dough, which is a rare occurrence in my life, shocking I know, but I felt it justifiable.  Next is Oreos.  Oreos are round and leave gaps.  By cutting them in half and carefully arranging them, there is better coverage.  When Oreos are baked in bars or cupcakes they become softer and better.  Covering the Oreos in brownie batter ensured the Oreos would be perfectly soft and baked into the brownies.

man whore bars | pale yellow {chocolate chip cookie, oreo, brownie, peanut butter cups, rice krispy treats, & ganache}If you stopped here, you would have a perfectly lovely slutty brownie, but we’re not stopping, we’re taking things farther, too far even.  Chocolate and peanut butter?  YES!  Some gooey rice crispy treats to hold in the peanut butter cups?  Absolutely.  All that is needed is a little ganache to hold it all together.  Done.  Open your mouth and take a big bite.  It’s OK to be a whore, sometimes you need all the desserts at once!

man whore bars | pale yellow {chocolate chip cookie, oreo, brownie, peanut butter cups, rice krispy treats, & ganache}One Year Ago – Strawberry Sparkler

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Man Whore Bars
Adapted from Baker’s Royale via Endless Simmer
Brownie portion from MMMMMM Brownies
Yield – 36 pieces (9 x 11 pan)

16 ounces chocolate chip cookie dough (you could make your own, but this is a 6 layer bar, buy if necessary, no guilt here!)
1 package Oreos
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon espresso powder
12 ounces (1 bag) semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
12 ounce bag Reese’s mini peanut butter cups
10 ounces mini marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter
4 cups rice crispy cereal
8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
pinch of salt

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Line a 9 x 13” pan with parchment paper and leave extra hanging over the sides.
  2. Press the cookie dough evenly over the bottom of the pan.
  3. Cut half the Oreos in half and line the outside of the pan with cut sides touching the pan.  Use the whole Oreos in the middle.  Set aside.
  4. In a medium sauce pan melt the bag of chocolate chips with 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons water, and 1 teaspoon espresso powder.  Stir and heat until melted.
  5. Let cool slightly and then stir in the eggs one at a time.  Stir in the vanilla.
  6. Stir in the flour, soda, and salt until just combined.
  7. Pour over the Oreos and spread evenly.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the brownies are set.
  9. While the brownies are baking, unwrap and chop up the Reese’s peanut butter cups.
  10. Also make the rice crispy treats by melting the marshmallows and 3 tablespoons of butter in a large pot.  Stir in the cereal to coat
  11. Spread the Reese’s as evenly as possible over the hot brownies.  Things will get melty, but that’s fantastic!
  12. Press the rice crispy treats as gently as possible over the melting peanut butter cups.  The whole bar will feel soft, but keeping pressing and spreading as evenly as possible.
  13. Let the bars cool for about 20 minutes.
  14. To make the ganache, heat the cream until scalding and then pour over the 8 ounces of chocolate.  Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes and then stir to melt.  Stir in the 2 tablespoons of butter and salt.
  15. Spread over the top of the rice crispy treats.
  16. All the bars to cool and harden overnight in the fridge.
  17. Trim the rounded edges of the bars and then cut into pieces.  These are tall, dense, and rich pieces, so smaller pieces are better.  Let people eat two small pieces rather than not finishing a piece that is too large.
  18. Store in the fridge.

man whore bars | pale yellow {chocolate chip cookie, oreo, brownie, peanut butter cups, rice krispy treats, & ganache}

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7 responses to “Man Whore Bars

  1. Your photos are gorge!

  2. I kind of love you now. 1. These bars look fan-freaking-tastic, and 2. I love that you put that little feministy edge on it ;) I love the ingredients to the slut bars but HATE the name. Now that there’s a male equivalent, perhaps I can enjoy both without the bit of rage.

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