Fatty Bars

Sure the name Fatty Bars is ridiculous, but it’s appropriate. After all, this is basically a brownie stuffed Reese’s cups and layered with Fritos, Pretzel M&Ms, and toffee–talk about caloric overload.

Fatty Bars via Bakers Royale

Let’s agree that I won’t be to blame if self-control stands you up on this one? Agreed. Okay, then I might as well introduce you to the rest of clan, say hello to–Slutty Cheesecake Bars, Man-Whore Bars, Bikini Killers and Belt Busting Heroes. See the theme here? I sorta love over-the-top desserts with obnoxious names, and these Fatty Bars are the latest addition. I know they aren’t for everyone. But if you love a good a sweet and salty combo, paired with chocolate–this is one to try.

Fatty Bars from Bakers Royale

As for the name, Matt suggested that I call these Fatty Bars Pantry-Clearing Bars since he literally saw me clean out the half eaten bag of chips, peel back the holiday wrapper from the candy, and use an ice pick to break apart the stuck-together toffee bits from the summer humidity–but Pantry Bars—well, seemed practical. I guess Kitchen Sink Bars would have worked too, but that sounded familiar for some reason and I’m sure, taken. Compost Bars were considered for a name, but that seemed unoriginal being that  compost cookies already exist.

No, Fatty Bars are perfect. The name alone tells you they are ridiculous (and lovable).

A few notes:

  • I used a 9 inch round cake pan with a removable bottom. If you don’t have one, make sure to line your pan with a parchment round on the bottom, in addition to lightly covering the side with bake spray for easy removal.
  • I’ve made this recipe with Fritos and potato chips, so use what you prefer or what you have.

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Fatty Bars

A sweet and salty brownie stuffed with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and finished with crushed Pretzel M&Ms and Fritos

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 oz. chocolate
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup toffee bits
  • 14 snack size Reese's Peanut Butter cups
  • 1 cup Pretzel M&Ms (5oz.), crushed
  • 1 cup Fritos (1.5oz), crushed

Directions:

Preparation: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cover pan 9 inch pan with bake spray and lightly flour.

  1. Place butter and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat; stir until melted and combined. Set aside.
  2. Add eggs and sugar into a mixer bowl fitted with the whisk attachment, beat until mixture is light yellow and fluffy. Add in butter and chocolate mixture, cocoa powder, flour, and toffee, then mix to combine.
  3. Pour 1/3 of brownie mixture into pan, using an off set spatula spread mixture to an even layer. Place Reese's cups on top. Layer Reese's cups with remaining brownie mixture. Sprinkle top with crushed Pretzel M&Ms and Fritos.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for about 30-35 minutes, or until cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before cutting.

**See post for notes**

 

 

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48 Responses to “Fatty Bars”

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    jamie @lifelovelemons — September 18, 2013 @ 3:29 am

    OMG this looks like an indulgence I seriously need to get after. Obsessed with all the add ins!

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    foodnerd4life — September 18, 2013 @ 3:49 am

    Oh my word!!! This looks insane – well played. Everything is better with Reese’s cups and pretzel M & M’s! Yum!

    FoodNerd x

    http://www.foodnerd4life.com

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    Betsy @JavaCupcake — September 18, 2013 @ 4:00 am

    Woah.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — September 18, 2013 @ 4:07 am

    I JUST MADE some brownies that I used to clear my pantry for my Monday post. Taking pics of them later on today. And I love your recipe for that reason. And that you even worked in Fritos. LOVE it!

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    Tieghan — September 18, 2013 @ 4:17 am

    Nothing beats over the top. I love it! The name, the brownies and all the add ins. These are something I would have been to afraid too post in fear that people would call me crazy and basically just get mad, but I am so happy you did! So stickin amazing!

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    Monica — September 18, 2013 @ 4:21 am

    My skinny jean’s worst nightmare… but my taste buds heaven.

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — September 18, 2013 @ 4:31 am

    Nothing better than a fatty! The only thing I can think of is “get in my mouth!” and Will my pants expand to the size I will get if I had these in my house?

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    Stephanie @ PlainChicken — September 18, 2013 @ 5:41 am

    OMG! I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at those amazing photos!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 18, 2013 @ 5:57 am

    hahaha I love the name of these!! they look SO decadent and amazing!

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    marla — September 18, 2013 @ 6:29 am

    Can I eat these beauties without becoming a Fatty?

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    Gaby — September 18, 2013 @ 7:51 am

    this.is.pure.genius!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — September 18, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    Caloric overload has never looked better! (Now I need to lace up my running shoes and get moving!)

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — September 18, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    Completely drooling over here! And the name makes me chuckle and want to slip on my sweat pants:)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 18, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    Haha fatty bars is really the perfect name… and yes, I would lose all self control.

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    Heather @ French Press — September 18, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    LOVE the name,and it definitely seems fitting {totally worth it though}

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    Vicki @ WITK — September 18, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    You put fritos in this dessert? I love it. I’m pulling out my springform pan right now…

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    • Naomi Robinson replied: — September 18th, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

      Vicki – It’s 350 degrees. Thanks for letting me know. I’ve fixed the recipe.

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    Rachel — September 18, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    Sounds amazing Im making thses for my boyfriends bday this wkend…he’ll love them. Question though, beginning of directions say heat over to 350, but then the end says bake at 325…?

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    Norma @ Allspice and Nutmeg — September 18, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    Oh man, this will satisfy on those days I need chocolate and I need to wear my fat pants. :)

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    Shaina — September 18, 2013 @ 10:03 am

    Love the name! Gotta love the Fritos on top.

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    phi — September 18, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    = my belly after realizing it needs more food right before bed, bc I only ate two meals alllll day.

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — September 18, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    Goodness, these look completely GLORIOUS! I’m busting out my fat pants and making a batch.

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    Heather Christo — September 18, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    the name says it all, and i love it. i really, really love it- not to mention that I want to shove my face into those bars.

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    DessertForTwo — September 18, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    Oh, Naomi. Everything is SO right with these bars. I used fritos in chocolate chip cookies a few weeks back and there’s just something about chips baked in sweets! They get caramelized or something! I need to clean out my pantry, too! How perfect :)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 18, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    These have allllll the good stuff in them. My goodness!

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    Erika — September 18, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    Lawd! This is what dreams are made of..

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — September 18, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    ahhhhhhhh, I need like half of this!

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    tracy {pale yellow} — September 18, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    Props for calling it as you see it! These sound fantastic, pretzel M & M’s make everything better!

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    Aimee Wimbush-Bourque — September 18, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    Love your latest creation. =)

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — September 18, 2013 @ 4:04 pm

    I can’t think of a more perfect name! These Fatty Bars do indeed look over-the-top, but totally lovable. Another winner! :)

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    Nik@ABrownTable — September 18, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

    I love the name and the bars!

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — September 18, 2013 @ 9:07 pm

    I love the names you give your desserts! You’re perfect and so are these bars!

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    Amanda — September 19, 2013 @ 3:54 am

    Fatty Bars is perfect! These look like the best thing that would ever happen to my pantry! :)

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    Stephanie — September 19, 2013 @ 4:50 am

    Sweet and salty is the way to go! Not sure if I could finish one of these slices in a single sitting!

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    Maria — September 19, 2013 @ 4:51 am

    WOW! These are trouble!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — September 19, 2013 @ 6:18 am

    Perfect name for the perfect bars! I can’t believe you put Fritos in them! LOVE!

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    Betsy @ Desserts Required.com — September 19, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    I don’t know which I love more…the story, the name or the recipe. Ok, we both know the REAL answer….the recipe!

    Can’t wait to try these Fatty Bars!!

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    vanillasugarblog — September 19, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    good lord woman!!
    pass me one lol

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    Karen@Mignardise — September 19, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    Your photography makes everything look so elegant – even Fatty Bars!

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    Rochelle Hutchinson — September 20, 2013 @ 4:30 am

    I’m just getting fat by looking at these. We don’t have Fritos over here :( will salted doritos work?

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    anna @ annamayeveryday — September 20, 2013 @ 4:50 am

    Fatty bars, perfect name and they look like the perfect treat.

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — September 20, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

    Hahaha #Fatty These are awesome :)!

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    Nancy @ gottagetbaked — September 21, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    Fatty bars = best name ever. These bars look sinfully delicious! Perfect way to clear out all the opened and half eaten bags of food in the pantry. I love your photos – these are beautiful.

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    Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate — September 25, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    This recipe totally reminds me of the “fat kid cake” I had at a restaurant in Calgary called “Model Milk”. It was layers of chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream, cheesecake, peanut butter, chocolate covered pretzels and candy. So good!

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    Heather - Chickabug — September 27, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    Hate the name, love the recipe! : )

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    Luv What You Do — October 3, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

    These look incredible! I will definitely save this recipe for a rainy day!

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    ashley - baker by nature — December 15, 2013 @ 5:34 pm

    My nieces are going to go nuts for these!!! Genius!

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    Kris — May 26, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

    Making these right now … I hope I haven’t messed them up by starting at 325 degrees and trying to finish at 350 :(

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