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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this recipe

Fatty Bars

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


  • 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


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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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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!

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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!

  3. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

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

    • Avatar for Naomi Robinson

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

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

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonRachel says

    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…?

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonNorma @ Allspice and Nutmeg says

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

  6. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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 :)

  7. Avatar for Naomi Robinsontracy {pale yellow} says

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

  8. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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.

  9. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    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!

  10. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonKris says

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