It' has been said that "necessity is the mother of invention". This isn't an invention but this is what I did when I didn't have all the ingredients necessary for the 7 layer bars I wanted to make. Here is the recipe:
1 stick melted butter
1 1/2 cups graham crackers, crushed
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 1/3 cups coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Mix butter and crackers together and press in bottom of 9x13 pan.
Sprinkle choc chips, butterscotch chips, coconut and walnuts on top of crackers. Drizzle milk on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
I had all the ingredients except the graham crackers! However, I DID have Club Crackers.
So I used them instead of graham. The results were delicious! It was still very sweet but had just a little bit of salty too.
While I was preparing this fresh, delicious dessert, my sons had to run an errand. On their way home, they stopped at the local Hostess dumpster. Wearing slacks, shirt and tie, they dove in to score their OWN version of dessert.
They arrived home, laden with these expired, dry, treasures and excited that the earliest expiration date was only November 15th!
The finer things in life ARE free!