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posted: 12/17/13

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Molasses Magic Bar | The delicious flavor of molasses mixed with white chocolate and toffee for a perfect gooey magic bar

Molasses Magic Bars | www.wineandglue.com | The delicious flavor of molasses mixed with white chocolate and toffee for a perfect gooey magic bar

Yesterday, I asked on my Facebook Page for those of you who do Santa, does Santa bring one big gift, or does he bring the majority of them?

{PS I’m sure that lots of you have seen bloggers talking about how FB isn’t sharing posts . . . and it’s true. Only a small handful, less than 10%, of my 9,000 fans are seeing my posts. It’s because FB wants us to pay for our fans to see what we are posting. Just keep in mind you might be missing things if the only way you follow me is on FB. Be sure to come back and visit me more, or go directly to my page to see what I’m posting. . . . Maybe Santa will bring me a new Facebook.}

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It was interesting to see what people had to say. It was everything from Santa bringing one gift, to Santa filling the stockings, to Santa bringing the whole sha-bang. Here’s the conundrum. School! There’s just no way to get all the parents on the same page!

We kind of cover ourselves by telling Gavin that we told Santa we wanted to do most of the shopping . . . but what about the kids who go to school with Children who’s family doesn’t celebrate Christmas? They just end up thinking that Santa doesn’t like that kid?

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Also, what about the family’s who are extremely wealthy and Santa is bringing those kids jet skis? Friends might start to wonder why Santa is such a penny pincher with them.

A friend of mine told me the other day that she had her kids pack up some of their old toys for children who don’t have as much for Christmas. Her son asked a great question, “Why wasn’t Santa brining them anything??” She wasn’t exactly prepared to tell her kid that Santa doesn’t like poor people. Can you imagine? She’s smart, so she told him that kids who don’t have homes don’t have a place for Santa to visit them.

I don’t necessarily have a point to any of this. I mean, it’s not like I think we are the ones who are doing it right. I certainly do see the downfall in lying to my kids . . . I mean, lies have the tendency to snowball . . . snowball right into a tiny plastic elf who is controlling your life and your sleep schedule.

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Onto something far less complex than the implications of the Santa lie. Molasses Magic Bars!! These bars come together in a snap, and they are gooey and delicious. I love the molasses flavor, and it pairs perfectly with toffee and white chocolate. I do suggest that you wait until they are cool to cut them, unless you just want to get a fork and have your way with the whole pan :)

Molasses Magic Bars

  • 1 17.5 oz package of Molasses Cookie Mix  (I used the Betty Crocker pouch mix)
  • 1 cup of toffee bits (found by the chocolate chips in most stores)
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Make the cookie mix as instructed and press evenly into a 9 by 13 inch pan.
  3. Top with the toffee bits, the white chocolate chips and then the sweetened condensed milk.
  4. Bake for 26 minutes or until edges are bubbly and golden brown.
  5. Let cool before cutting.

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Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says

    These look delicious Lisa! I’m loving molasses/gingerbread. Pinned!

    And I hear you on what other kids feel about Christmas. We volunteered at a thrift store for foster families a couple weeks ago and the lady that runs it was telling us a story about a girl she was fostering. The little girl never seemed to believe Santa would be able to find her when she told her Santa would be coming, so she finally asked her about it. The girl said she didn’t think Santa would find her because he’d never found her before…heartwrenching.

  2. Erin {Delightful E Made} says

    Hi Lisa! Stopping by from Wake Up Wednesday. Had to come check out these amazing bars! They look so chewy and delicious. Can’t wait to give them a try. As always, thanks so much for hosting Wake Up Wednesday. Have a very Merry Christmas! ~Erin

  3. Amy | Club Narwhal says

    Ah, the great Santa Dilemma! I don’t think it will ever be properly solved but these bars certainly go a long way to soothe the pain :) Also, I cracked up at this: “a tiny plastic elf who is controlling your life and your sleep schedule.” Too true!

  4. Heather @ French Press says

    ugh, the Santa debate…it’s so hard I’m kinda glad my kids are past that, but I also miss all of the “magic”

  5. Deb says

    These look great, but I feel like I’m not seeing all the instructions. What size pan did you use? 9×9? Did you make the cookie mix as directed and then put it in the bottom of the pan, or did you mix it with just butter? I could guess at all these things, but I prefer to have a solid start on getting to a successful outcome! Thanks.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Deb, you are absolutely right! Holy cow. Those are like the worst instructions ever. Okay, they are updated now. Sorry about that! I blame pregnancy brain! :)

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