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Reese’s Fluffernutter Bars

I lied.

I went out on Black Friday, despite saying I was going to spend the day in bed and relax.

Instead I stood in line, in the cold, outside of the mall. And then I watched with awe as people bolted up still escalators, racing hopefully  to their destinations to crowd the entrance and bully the hell out of the employees behind the thin metal partition.

It was IN-SAN-IT-Y to the like, 54234862346834 billionth degree.

Alas, Jessie (he is a good boyfriend for showing up to Black Friday with me, isn’t he?) and I waited outside of Popcornopolis and got a free zebra popcorn cone.

Popcorn + stampeding folk = popcorn and a show.

Anyway, we walked around and observed the cattle–er, people–standing around waiting desperately for random stores to open and I had to wonder, why that store? Like some off-brand shoe store in the mall… um, why aren’t you waiting outside of Macy’s instead? And then I pitied the stores that had no line. No one loves Sanrio or Clarks. Sigh.

Then I watched as people literally went psychotic and began throwing sweatshirts and yoga pants in Victoria’s Secret like some teenage freaks and watched all the ghetto people whoop and holler outside of Finish Line.

Then I went home because this only confirmed I had no life and I was still (barely) surviving from a humongous food coma and a rousing 2-hour game of 31 in which Jessie’s grandma stomped everyone.

At least I got free popcorn…

Anyways, I hope you all had a wonderful, safe and delicious Thanksgiving. I did!

However stuffed from a food coma I was, I still baked more and more. So I made some Reese’s Fluffernutter Bars. And we ate them and laughed at our Black Friday moment and then watched Man vs Food. It was a good Black Friday.

Reese’s Fluffernutter Bars *adapted from 101 Things to Do with A Cake Mix Peanut Butter Brownies recipe

1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
2/3 cup marshmallow fluff
1 cup chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13×9″ inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, oil and eggs until a stiff dough forms–it will be thick. Stir in pb cups, and then gently stir in fluff and peanut butter, careful not to mix completely (think “ribbons” of peanut butter and marshmallow). Press batter evenly into the bottom of the pan and bake for approx. 14-16 minutes or until golden brown and set. Cool completely, then cut into bars.

If you like, you can easily whip up a marshmallow or peanut butter frosting to glaze on top of these bars, but they’re delish on their own!

Wanna know another way I spent my Black Friday? Filming! I have a brand spankin’ new video coming up soon with a delicious new treat you must try. Stay tuned!

xo, Hayley

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