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Chocolate Chip Oreo Brownie Bars Recipe

 
I showed you a sneak peek of the way this recipe turned out earlier this week. I found the original recipe on Pinterest, of course. But the original called for homemade chocolate chip cookie dough….from scratch. That’s not really how I roll so I adapted the recipe to suit myself.
 
 
The originator of the recipe described it as “beautiful, ridiculous, indulgent, outrageous, illegal in 48 states, totally wonderful ultimate layered cookie and brownie treat.” And Oh My Gah- did it ever live up to that description.
 
 
 
 
 
First, line a 13×9 baking pan with wax paper and spray it with cooking spray. Trust me, don’t skip this step. Then mix together your chocolate chip cookie dough and spread it in the bottom of the pan.
 
 
 
 
 
Cover your cookie dough layer with Oreos.
 
 
 
 
 
Finally, whip up your brownie batter and lay it on thick. Make sure it gets down in between the Oreos.
 
 
 
 
Cover the pan with foil and bake it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for an additional 20-25 minutes.
 
 
 
 
Let cool completely before cutting. You must serve with Vanilla Ice Cream and Hot Fudge Sauce.
 
 
 
 
 
Just look at that. Don’t you just want to dive on top of it? I made this on Superbowl Sunday and it was demolished in mere minutes. But just look at it…..
 
 
 
 
 
Who could resist all the gooey chocolate-y yumminess? I think I just gained 5 pounds from staring at the picture. 

Chocolate Chip Oreo Brownie Bars
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Ingredients
  1. 1 pkg chocolate chip cookie mix (plus ingredients required on package)
  2. 1 pkg oreos
  3. 1 box family size brownie mix (plus ingredients required on package)
  4. 1 jar hot fudge sauce
Instructions
  1. Line a 13x9 baking pan with wax paper and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together chocolate chip cookie dough as directed on package.
  3. Spread cookie dough in bottom of prepared pan.
  4. Spread whole Oreos in single layer over top of cookie dough layer.
  5. Prepare brownie batter as directed on package.
  6. Spread brownie batter in thick layer over Oreos.
  7. Cover pan with foil.
  8. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  9. Uncover and continue baking for additional 20-25 minutes.
  10. Let cool completely before serving.
  11. Serve topped with hot fudge and vanilla ice cream.
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DINNERS FOR DOLLARS

February 13-19
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Chicken Parm Crescents (recipe credit)

1 can crescent rolls ($1.58)
8 fully cooked frozen chicken strips ($2.99)
8 slices mozzarella cheese, cut in half ($1.98)
1 t garlic powder (on hand)
1 jar spaghetti sauce ($1.98)
1 box pasta noodles, cooked ($1.06)

Preheat oven to 375.  Separate crescent rolls into 8 triangles.  Pour sauce into a bowl or saucepan.  Place one half slice of mozzarella cheese on top of crescent roll.  Dunk chicken finger into spaghetti sauce and place on top of cheese.  Roll up crescent and place on cookie sheet.  Repeat with remaining chicken fingers and crescents.  Sprinkle each roll with garlic powder.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and top each crescent with remaining half slice of mozzarella cheese.  Bake for additional 5-8 minutes.  Meanwhile, heat leftover spaghetti sauce and toss with cooked pasta.  Serve pasta with crescents.

COST-$9.59
These are soooo good. Every person in our family loves them and that almost never happens. I used half a bag of Tyson’s Crispy Chicken Strips for this recipe and they were perfect. This makes enough for 6 dinners and leftovers for 1 lunch. It works out to be around $1.37 per serving.

Mini BBQ Meatloaf Cups

1 lb lean ground beef ($3.98 on sale)
6 oz stove top stuffing ($1.58)
1 cup water
1 t garlic powder (on hand)
¾ cup BBQ sauce (on hand)
¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese ($1.16)

Heat oven to 375. Mix meat, stuffing mix, water and garlic powder until well blended. Press evenly into 12 muffin cups sprayed with Pam. Make an indention in center of each with back of spoon. Spoon BBQ sauce evenly into indentations. Bake 30 minutes. Top evenly with cheese, continue baking 5 minutes until cheese is melted.

COST-$6.72
The kids love these mini meatloaf cups and they are so easy and fast to throw together. This recipe makes 12 and I always serve it with loaded baked potatoes and a veggie so we get 6 dinners, 1 lunch and leftovers. These cost about $0.67 per serving.

Mexican Tater Tot Casserole

2 lbs ground beef ($5.98)
1 pkt taco seasoning ($0.62)
2 cans Fiesta Nacho Cheese soup ($2.00)
2 bags tater tots ($3.85)
1 bag frozen corn ($0.88)
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend ($2.32)

Brown ground beef and add taco seasoning as directed on packet. Stir soups and cooked corn into meat mixture. Line bottom of ungreased baking dish with tater tots. Spread meat mixture over top of tater tots. Top with another layer of tater tots. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Top with shredded cheese and continue baking for additional 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted.

COST-$15.65
This is the casserole that goes on forever! The tater tots make it so filling that it doesn’t take much to fill you up! We get 6 dinners, 2 lunches and a bunch of leftovers which makes this dish about $0.98 per serving.

Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili

1 can (16oz) black beans ($0.68)
1 can (16oz) kidney beans ($0.68)
1 can (16oz) tomato sauce ($0.43)
1 pkg (10oz) frozen corn kernals ($0.88)
1 can (28oz) diced tomatoes ($1.48)
1 pkt taco seasoning($0.62)
1 T cumin (on hand)
1 T chili powder (on hand)
3 chicken breasts ($2.99)

Combine beans, corn, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning in crockpot. Place chicken on top and cover. Cook on low for 10 hours or high for 6 hours. Half an hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to crockpot and stir back in. Serve with cheese and sour cream.

COST-$7.76
This is so yummy. Sometimes I add cream cheese, which makes it even better. It makes a bunch too. We get 6 dinners, 2 lunches and leftovers so it works out to be about $0.65 per serving.



DINNER FOR DOLLARS

February 6-12

Crescent Pepperoni Roll-ups

2 cans crescent rolls ($3.96)
1 pkg pepperoni slices ($2.00)
8 mozzarella cheese sticks ($1.85 with coupon)
garlic powder (on hand)
pizza sauce ($2.78)

Unroll crescent rolls into 16 triangles. Place 3-4 slices of pepperoni on each triangle and top with half of a cheese stick. Wrap tightly and press to seal ends. Sprinkle crescent rolls with garlic powder. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes. Serve with pizza sauce.

COST-$10.59
My family loves these. There are usually only 3 leftover for Mr.McHunky to take for lunch the next day. I buy the Classico Pizza sauce and it is so yummy.  This dish works out to cost about $1.50 per serving, a little more than I usually spend but once in awhile we like to splurge Ha!

Ritz Chicken Casserole

2 sleeves Ritz crackers ($1.00)
1 can cream of chicken soup ($0.60)
1 cup sour cream ($1.46)
½ cup chicken broth ($0.77)
3 boneless chicken breasts, cooked ($2.99)
4 ounces margarine, melted (on hand)

Crumble 1 sleeve crackers in bottom of casserole dish. Drizzle ½ the melted butter over crackers. Cut cooked chicken into bit size pieces. Mix chicken with soup, sour cream and broth. Pour mixture over crackers. Crush other sleeve of crackers over chicken mix and drizzle remaining butter over top. Bake at 300 for 30-40 minutes.

COST-$6.82
This is a family favorite around here. You can’t imagine how yummy this is until you make it. We usually get 6 dinners, 2 lunches and leftovers from this meal so it works out to be about $0.62 per serving.

Bubble Up Enchiladas

1 lb ground beef ($5.98)
1 can (10oz) enchilada sauce ($1.67)
1 can (8oz) tomato sauce ($0.44)
1 can refrigerated flaky layer biscuits ($1.38)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese ($2.32)

Preheat oven to 350. Brown ground beef and drain. Mix in enchilada sauce and tomato sauce. Cut the refrigerated biscuits into fourths and stir them in the meat mixture. Pour it all in a greased casserole dish and bake 25 minutes. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake an additional 10 minutes.

COST-$11.79
This is another family favorite! I use mild enchilada sauce because the kids are not fans of hot fire in their mouthes but if your family likes spic- use the hot enchilada sauce. This makes a bunch, we get 6 dinner, 3 lunches and leftovers. It works out to be about $0.84 per serving.

Baked Dijon Tilapia

10 Tilapia fillets ($4.97)
3 T olive oil (on hand)
2 T Dijon mustard (on hand)
1 T lemon juice (on hand)
2 t Worcestershire sauce (on hand)
½ cup breadcrumbs or crushed crutons ($1.06)

Spray baking dish with cooking spray. Place fillets in dish and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk together oil, mustard, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce in small bowl. Spoon and spread over each fillet. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over each fillet. Bake at 450 for 12-15 minutes.

COST-$6.03
We love fish in our house and even the pickiest of my kids will eat this without one complaint. I always use tilapia but you could use white fish or flounder if you prefer. I buy the frozen tilapia fillets from Wal*mart and use about half the box for this dish. We typically get 6 dinners and 2 lunches from this which works out to be around $0.75 per serving.

Meatball Sub Casserole

1 bag frozen meatballs ($4.38)
1 loaf italian or french bread, cut into 1″ slices ($1.05)
8 oz cream cheese, softened ($1.98)
½ cup mayo (on hand)
1 t italian seasoning (on hand)
¼ t pepper (on hand)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese ($2.32)
1 jar (28oz) spaghetti sauce ($3.36)

Arrange bread in single layer in ungreased baking dish. Combine cream cheese, mayo, italian seasoning and pepper; spread over bread. Sprinkle with ½ cup mozzarella. Place meatballs evenly over bread layer. Pour spaghetti sauce over top and sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

COST-$13.09
I was hesitant to make this the first time because it sounded strange. But I am here to tell you that it is so dang good! We usually get 6 dinners, 3 lunches and leftovers. It costs me about $0.94 per serving.

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January 30-February 5

Catalina Chicken

3 frozen chicken breasts ($2.99)
1 can jellied cranberry sauce ($0.89)
bottle Catalina dressing ($1.69)
1 pkg French Onion Soup mix (on hand)

Place chicken in bottom of crockpot. Pour remaining ingredients over top. Cook on low for 6 hours. Before serving, shred chicken and return to crockpot. Serve over rice.

COST- $5.57
This dish makes enough for 6 dinners, 1 lunch and leftovers on Wednesday. That makes it around $0.55 per serving. But make sure to not buy the fat free Catalina dressing, the taste is not the same in this dish.

Crockpot Orange Apple Pork Chops

10 boneless pork chops ($5.89 on sale)
1 cup apricot jam ($1.49)
3 T brown sugar (on hand)
1 t salt (on hand)
½ t pepper (on hand)
½ t cinnamon (on hand)
¼ t ginger (on hand)
¼ t cloves (on hand)
1 can (11oz) mandarin oranges, undrained ($0.68)

Place pork chops in bottom of crockpot. Mix jam, brown sugar and spices together and pour over pork chops. Pour can of mandarin oranges over top. Cook on low 6-7 hours and serve over rice.

COST- $8.06
This makes enough for 6 dinners and 1 lunch. That makes it around $1.15 per serving, which is more than I usually want to spend per serving but Mr.McHunky loves this dish. I only make this one every few months.

Italian Minestrone Soup

2 lbs ground beef ($5.89)
4 oz sliced mushrooms ($0.39)
2 stalks celery, sliced (on hand)
1 cup chopped carrot (on hand)
1 can diced tomatoes ($0.68)
1 T dried oregano (on hand)
4 cups beef broth ($2.09)
cup dried elbow pasta ($1.06)

Brown the ground beef and drain. Add meat to crockpot and mix in vegetables. Add whole can of tomatoes, oregano and beef broth. Stir well and cook on low for 8 hours. Half an hour before serving stir in dry pasta. Cook on high for 30 minutes until pasta is tender. Top with parmesan cheese.

COST-$10.11
I love this soup, it’s so good. It normally lasts for 6 dinners, 2 lunches and leftovers which makes it about $0.78 per serving.

Cowboy Chicken

3 frozen chicken breasts ($2.99)
1 T brown sugar (on hand)
1 T dijon mustard (on hand)
2 cups salsa ($1.69)
1 cup sour cream ($0.98)
1 can corn ($0.68)

Place chicken in bottom of crockpot. Mix brown sugar, mustard and salsa and pour over chicken. Add water to cover chicken with sauce. Cook on low for 6 hours. Half an hour before serving, shred chicken and return to crockpot and add sour cream and corn. Serve over rice.

COST-$6.28
This is a dish that the kids love! It makes 6 dinners, 2 lunches and leftovers which makes it around $0.52 per serving.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

1 bag (30oz) frozen shredded hash browns ($2.98)
3 cans chicken broth ($2.31)
1 can cream of chicken soup ($0.60)
¼ t pepper (on hand)
1 pkg cream full fat cheese ($0.77)
shredded cheddar, bacon bits & sour cream for garnish

Combine all ingredients in crockpot except for cream cheese. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. About 1 hour before serving, add cream cheese and cook until melted. Serve with shredded cheese, bacon bits and sour cream.

COST-$6.66
I’m making this as part of our SuperBowl Sunday party. It makes a bunch, usually 12-14 servings, which makes it about $0.51 per serving for just the soup. Of course, we always add the shredded cheese, sour cream and bacon bits for extra yumminess. Those garnishes bump it up to around $0.85 per serving.



DINNERS FOR DOLLARS

I know I said I was going to do my menu plan posts on Thursday but of course, plans change quickly around here. I’m going to post my menus every Monday for that week. So the menu below is what we are eating this week. I realized it’s easier for me to add my cost to the recipes when I have time to go over the receipts and add up the prices.

January 23-29

Bacon Ranch Chicken Pasta

3 frozen chicken breasts ($2.99)
2 T real bacon bits ($0.89)
1 t minced garlic (on hand)
1 pkg ranch dressing mix ($0.68)
1 can cream of chicken soup ($0.60)
1 cup sour cream ($1.18)
1 lb pasta noodles, cooked ($1.08)

Combine bacon, garlic, ranch dressing mix, soup and sour cream; mix well. Place chicken in bottom of crockpot and pour mixture over top. Cook on low for 6 hours. Before serving, shred chicken and return to crockpot. Add pasta noodles and mix together.

COST- $7.42
This dish usually makes enough for 6 dinners, 2 lunches and enough for leftover Wednesday. That makes it around $0.62 per serving. And it’s delicious!

Spaghetti and Meatballs

1 lb frozen meatballs ($4.38)
1 lb dry angel hair pasta noodles ($1.02)
46 oz jar spaghetti sauce ($3.36)
½ sauce jar of water

Break noodles and place in bottom of crockpot. Pour in sauce and water. Add tiny dash of olive oil. Top with frozen meatballs. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Serve with parmesan cheese.

COST-$8.76
I love this in the crockpot. I was afraid it might be dry when I first made it but it wasn’t. Plus it makes a lot. It makes enough for 6 dinners, 2 lunches and leftover Wednesday. That’s about $0.73 per serving.

Chicken and Dumplings

3 frozen chicken breasts ($2.99)
2 cans cream of chicken soup ($1.20)
2 cans of chicken broth ($1.54)
1 can refrigerated biscuits, cut into quarters ($1.38)

Put frozen chicken breasts in bottom of crockpot. Mix soups and broths and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6 hours. Shred chicken and return to crockpot. Drop quartered bicuits into crockpot one by one making sure each gets covered. Continue cooking on low for 30 minutes to an hour.

COST-$7.11
I love this recipe. Everyone in my family loves this recipe. They normally all ask for seconds. It makes a lot- we get 6 dinners plus seconds, 2 lunches and leftovers.  It works out to be around $0.51 per serving.

Lasagna

2 lbs ground beef ($5.89)
1 jar spaghetti sauce ($1.98)
1 cup water
1 container (15oz) ricotta cheese ($1.38)
2 cups Italian cheese ($2.32)
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese (on hand)
1 egg (on hand)
6 lasagna noodles, uncooked ($0.95)

Cook ground beef, drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and water. Mix ricotta, 1½ cups Italian cheese, 2 T parmesan cheese, and egg. Spoon 1 cup meat mixture into bottom of crockpot. Add 3 lasagna noodles on top (broken to fit) and then cheese mixture. Cover with 2 cups meat mixture. Top with remaining 3 lasagna noodles (broken to fit), cheese mixture and remaining meat mixture. Cook on low 4-6 hours. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.

COST-$12.52
This is the best and easiest lasagna I have ever made. I even use the no boil lasagna noodles! It makes a bunch, which works out great for a large family. We get 6 dinners plus seconds, 2 lunches and leftovers. That’s about $0.89 per serving.

Sweet and Spicy Sausage

1 cup packed brown sugar (on hand)
¼ cup spicy mustard (on hand)
2 lbs Johnsonville sausage, sliced ($2.29)

In crockpot, combine brown sugar and mustard. Add sliced sausage and stir to coat evenly. Cook on low for 3 hours. Serve over rice.

COST-$2.29
This is another family favorite that’s easy to throw together. I always have rice on hand so that’s what I serve this with but it would be good with egg noodles too. We normally don’t have any leftovers of this dish so it costs about $0.38 per serving.