A Successful Experiment: Chocolate Bars


You might remember some time ago I posted a recipe for lemon bars.  They were super easy-I just mixed a box of angel food cake (NOT following the directions on the box) and a can of lemon pie filling.  I put the mix in a greased bar pan and I baked the for 20-25 minutes at 350.

The bars are so quick!!

Yesterday I decided to try a little experiment.  What if I used chocolate pie filling??

That’s what I did…I took
1 angel food cake mix (ignore the directions on the box)
1 can chocolate pie filling

Mix it together.  Spread on a greased bar pan.  Bake 20-25 minutes.

For frosting I took
1/2 stick butter softened
1- 8 oz cream cheese softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 c cocoa
enough powdered sugar to make a frosting to the consistency

Mix all that together and spread on the cooled bars.

The results….GREAT!  It tastes a like chocolate angel food cake with awesome frosting.

They were so good I am now wondering about conducting a few more experiments with this basic bar recipe.

Bonnie UFO Challenge Update


We’ve been really busy at the house this last week.  The carpenters have been gone but have left us with plenty to do…that all translates into very little sewing time for me.  Typically even when I am super busy I still squeeze in 15 minutes..but not even that has been happening.

So how am I doing on my Celtic Solstice??  Not good.  My progress is this…  I cut the border pieces and the binding pieces …

… and I did get the triangle border on too.


I don’t foresee lots of sewing time in the future either.  I’ve told myself that Thanksgiving Day after every has gone home I might sneak in some sewing…we’ll see.

I do have one more link up planned for December 3rd.  I had hoped that I’d have mine quilted by then…who knows??  I have to say I am tempted to pack the top up and just be done with it in until we get to the new house….my want to sew is dwindling and my want to serge ahead on all things house related is calling.

See you next week and happy sewing to all you doing the mystery.

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