Fat Ladies

I did not name this dessert. I am quite sure I know how it came to be called Fat Ladies though. One of these ooey, caramelly, nutty, chocolate chippy squares is never enough. They are incredible. I haven’t met a person, yet, who doesn’t love them.

I love the name Fat Ladies. You might not know this, but I am one of the most politically incorrect people you will meet. In a nice way.

You know, sensitivity is one thing. But, the whole PC movement has become intrusive and ridiculous. If I want to call something ‘retarded’, dammit, let me.

That said, you can call these yummy treats ‘Horizontally Challenged Non-Gender Specific Thingies’.

I’m sticking by Fat Ladies. If you are offended by the name of the dessert, definitely don’t listen to the songs. Oooh. I love me some political incorrectness.

Fat Ladies


1 roll chocolate chip cookie dough
1/2 cup half and half
35 caramels (12 oz) (I LOVE the caramel block that I picked up at King Arthur Flour. I lose patience unwrapping all of those little individually wrapped caramels.)
2 cups chocolate chips (I like a mix of semisweet and bittersweet)
1 cup pecans, chopped


1. Preheat oven to 350℉.

2. Pat dough into a 9×12 inch pan. Bake for 12-14 minutes.

3. Melt caramels with half and half in microwave.

4. Sprinkle chocolate chips over cookie layer. Bake 5 minutes longer or until chocolate is melted.

5. Spread caramel mixture over the top and sprinkle with pecans.

Cut into small bars to serve.

Recipe from Nelda Mooney

Too Fat Polka ALWAYS cracks me up. I’ve had some dicey moments when my children were younger and they’d be belting this song out in public….where the general public was, in general, too fat.

“Does she fit in your coupe?
By herself she’s a group
Could she possibly
Sit upon your knee?
No, no, no”

Kills me.
Bobby Vinton-Too Fat Polka

This song charted at #12 US, #2 UK in 1977. Can you imagine hearing it play on popular radio today??? In freakin’ Vermont??
Joe Tex-Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)

One of my favorite songs. Yep, it’s politically incorrect.
Louis Prima-Closest To The Bone


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9 Responses to Fat Ladies

  1. Muffy says:

    Hey – Don’t forget “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen – a classic revitalized by the kids on Glee this season ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t5Yv7qPCDU )
    Goes perfectly with this recipe!

    • I totally forgot about that one. That was a huge (ha!) radio hit, too.

      That Glee slushie has some voice. :) We just started watching Glee on dvd. I have a love/hate thing with it, but the children adore the show.

  2. noyrproduct says:

    …or a more recent favorite of mine, Grayson Capps “Big Ol’ Woman”

  3. Deirdre says:

    I grew up in a city with a large Polish population…lots of Polka on the radio and TV. Of course this Bobby Vinton classic was a favorite of mine and my siblings, much to our mother’s chagrin. Thanks for bringing back some silly 70s memories!

  4. Anna says:

    OMG – I am LMAO reading this post!! Can’t wait to make us some fat ladies – might have to wait until we’re back in politically correct Vermont to get the Merken’s! Thanks for another fabulous, mouth watering recipe – I want one of these now!!

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