This weekend, I did the unthinkable.
I grew up.
I finally said goodbye to the Pampers, drew within the lines and took off the training wheels and and and… BOUGHT A CAR!
I’m so stoked. It’s a 2011 Honda Civic and we were able to snag some seriously awesome discounts on it which made me happy that my first car was haggled 🙂
At first, I figured I needed to go into this with a loin cloth, a sword and a shield, ready to battle the ever-popular, highly-dreaded salesmen for a reasonably priced car… which is about as common as people dressed as gladiators.
My mom promised we were just going to look at this car we’d seen online, so I left my loin cloth at home and also we aren’t allowed to have swords in the house. I was–at first–ill-prepared, because the second I removed my seat belt, the lions were charging at us and fifteen minutes later, I was in the middle of a test drive.
I hadn’t even come up with a code word with my mom!
(I was hoping for “brownies” or something that would go unnoticed to the dense salesmen)
But we went in, were surprised by the ease of the sale and the lack of a desserts-themed code word or a suit of armor, and a couple hours later, I drove off in my new ride!
The worst part? The fact that I had to listen to the radio on the way home.
The radio is awful. Who would have thought Led Zeppelin only had three songs?!
Needless to say, being spoiled with working blinkers, air conditioning, no flashing, scary brake or check-engine lights flashing at me and working speakers(!!), I was content to listen to the same five songs on my way home.
Home, where I had these amazeballs Funfetti Cheesecake Bars waiting for me. Sort of like a preemptive congratulations, if you will.
These are beyond rich & hardly for the faint of heart. They’re unrelentingly sweet from the decadent Funfetti cheesecake filling and are smothered in rainbow sprinkles, which pretty much could cure the world’s problems if people were open to more rainbow goodness in their lives.
Come celebrate with me!!
Funfetti Cheesecake Bars *inspired by Megan’s Munchies recipe HERE!
1 pkg Funfetti cake mix
1 jar Funfetti frosting
2 pkgs cream cheese
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Liberally grease a 13×9 inch baking pan and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and melted butter until a crumbly dough forms. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the baking dish.
3. In the same bowl, beat together the Funfetti frosting, the cream cheese, eggs and vanilla extract with a mixer until blended and smooth, about several minutes. Stir in sprinkles (about 1/2-3/4 cup) if desired. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for approx. 40-45 minutes or until the center is just set and the edges are lightly golden.
4. Allow the bars to cool completely before refrigerating for at least 3-4 hours. Serve chilled and store airtight in the fridge for 1-2 days.
Now excuse me, but someone has to eat these.
Have a great day!