I shared the recipe for Fat Ladies before in this post. Because they are so easy to make and can be made a few days ahead, I recently decided to make them for my husband’s surprise birthday party.
I thought I had pecans on hand, because I usually do. But, not the case when I set out to make the recipe. I was on a tight timeline, so I didn’t have time to run out to the store.
No worries since I had a tin of roasted salted almonds and some pistachios on hand.
What a brilliant substitute. Fat Ladies with pecans are da bomb. But, these are just as good. The salty almonds are heaven with the sweet caramel. And the pistachios are fun, both in appearance and flavor.
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)
1/2 cup roasted salted almonds (such as Blue Diamond), chopped
1/2 cup pistachios, 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 nuts.
Definitely need a short fat song.
The Paunch! is perfect. Very funny in a not so funny way.
Now this is sweet.
“‘Cause we love our love,
in different sizes”
Check out Luke Wright on his Website, where you can buy his albums and books.
You can buy The Beautiful South’s music here.