Dessert and Veggies

Ladies. Three words.

Cookie brownie bars.

Oh my word.

If you should come across this Betty Crocker Hershey’s Cookie Brownie Bar mix on your next visit to the grocery store, do yourself a favor and grab a box. You might even want to hide it under the other groceries in your cart. Another shopper might be too lazy to go find their own and take yours instead. That is called covetousness. And also stealing.

Mom and I (Mom, really) made these last night when we were at her house. Then she had the gall to send them home with me. Doesn’t she know I just had a baby? I still have 7 pounds to lose!

While we were having our treat, Jackson kept interrupting Bibby with pleas to watch Larry Boy (of Veggie Tales fame). I said, “Sorry, Mom. But isn’t this what you always wanted?”

When grandkids were only a twinkle in her eye, she began dreaming of the day when she would enjoy Veggie Tales with them. Only in her dream she is wearing a Larry Boy costume.

“Larry Bibby,” she said, “I’ll call myself Larry Bibby.”

If, by the grace of God, we ever find an adult-size Larry Boy costume, I promise you will be the first to know. Right after Jackson.


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  1. 51
    Emily says:

    You all are too funny! My daughter Sophie (2 1/2) has been obsessed with “veggies” since she was just shy of a year old. My dad dressed up as Larry for a church event (for some odd reason everybody wanted to see the pastor dressed up as Larry) It was kind of a make shift costume. Sophie was thrilled to see “Larry.” Not sure if she realized it was her Papa though.

    Definitely need to try some of those brownies. I just had my second daughter (Molly) 7 months ago so I’m totally with you Amanda and my mom does the same thing!! I swear it’s a ploy for more grandchildren (what’s the point in losing weight when you’ll just have more babies) 😉 Too funny! You all crack me up!!

  2. 52
    Alex and Jill says:

    Someone is so making an adult size costume to send her. And if that day does come, we better see pictures!! LOL

  3. 53
    roxanne worsham says:

    I am so cracking up at the clever women on this blog!
    Kathy, you are way toooo funny! Carol, I loved your comment about Beth being BIG HAIR JOY BIBBY BIBLE LADY!!!

    Oops, I just snorted laughing so loud!!

    When we all get to Heaven

    What a day of rejoicing that will be!

    When we all see Jesus

    We’ll sing and shout with our Bibby!!!!

    Love you all, Siestas!

  4. 54
    AbbyLane says:

    ugh. i am having a hard time with food–i just gave up dairy (for allergy reasons) and it is about to drive me NUTS! and of course my mental state couldn’t handle the fact that i had given up so many foods that i love, so my inner woman has lovingly (my thighs would say otherwise) replaced my dairy intake with more sugar to cover the deficit. gross. all it does is make me tired and reverse any thought of exercise i have into a craving for something sweeter.

    so ya’ll eat my share…i’m off to find vegan cupcake recipes. that sounds so depressing.

    the 2 yr old twins i keep are obsessed with bob and larry. i listened through the monitor for an hour the other night as twin #1 listed to twin #2 (who was already asleep) everything she loved about bob. and then larry. i think a life-sized “larry bibby” would put her over the top!

  5. 55
    Georgia Jan says:

    Amanda – those cookie bars look marvelous – will have to try them.

    Ask Larry Bibby if she’s ever watched the “Veggie Tales Esther?”

    Oh my – one of the girls in my Esther class brought it to me.

    Bibby could be the STAR!

    Loved Kathy Little’s POEM! Awesome and so clever!

    Women’s ministry is amazing!

    Love y’all,

  6. 56
    maryse says:

    I think that would put a whole new spin on LPM bible studies. I would most definitely enjoy them!!!

  7. 57
    Leslie says:

    This is too funny…I was just looking at the veggie site and trying to figure out if I dare order the veggie tales dance pad, as my grand-kids will be living with us this summer. I could dress as Larry Boy and dance like Bob the Tomato, (who has no legs so need we say more about my abilities). If I happen to see the Larry Boy in a size large I’ll get it on the way to Texas pronto..
    A Utah Siesta and Veggie lovin’ Nana,
    A Nana in Utah

  8. 58
    scarmichael444 says:

    You guys are so funny….I’m going to find you that Larry Boy costume! 🙂

  9. 59
    Anonymous says:

    I think Bibby would make a great Larry Boy! how fun!!!
    Delilah in Berryville

  10. 60
    Jill says:

    Ohhhh… we’re overseas and the Betty Crocker Hershey cookie brownie bars are just a dream… 🙂 My husband says we should try to make our own though! Heh… we’ll see! Eat a batch for us!

  11. 61
    Linnet says:

    I finally figured out how to get a picture and an orange square next to my name! Two years now I’ve checked the boring, gray name/url when commenting. But, now I’m happily Linnet Blogger. hip hip horray, we’re going the right way!

    I recently tried no pudge brownies (pig on the front)…no fat or artificial flavors. yum! coarse, I ate them with full-of-fat and artificial flavors ice cream, so I guess that kinda defeats the point.

  12. 62
    Profbaugh says:

    Okay, I’m totally cracking up at this–trying to imagine Bibby in a Larry Boy costume!!

    Still laughing,

  13. 63
    Elizabeth Smillie says:

    So, have you been working really hard on baby weight, or just not gain much to start with?
    I had a baby girl the end of February, and until I read your post, I was thinking I was doing great by having 20 left to go (in my weaker moments I tend to think of it as 15. as shocking as that is at times, it’s not NEARLY as shocking as the {gulp}65 lbs that somehow attached themselves to my person).
    If you have any particular secrets, please share! If not, I am just going to confidently assume that I am “special” and that it is HEALTHY to lose weight slowly. 😉

  14. 64
    Praying Paula says:

    I wanted to share that we’re in the “Patriarch” bible study and just this past week in our video lesson Beth said how much she wanted to dress up as “Larry” the vegetable for her grandchildren and at that time of the bible study she hadn’t any.

    I just love how God moves, Beth’s dream of a grand baby is now reality…and I’m sure her dream will come true even someone has to make a “Larry” suit for her. I can’t wait to see that picture and the expression on your little ones faces..

    God is sooooo good and He does love his ladies!

  15. 65
    Jennifer says:

    Just wanted to let you know about something that gets my kids singing the Word. It’s “God Rocks” ( It’s wonderful! My 4 and 7 year old sons goes around the house singing “Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” They have music, dvds, and books and you can get it monthly. I Highly recommend it!!!!

  16. 66
    Dana says:

    Those brownies are awesome! One of my friends brought them to one of our scrapbooking nights. 4 of us devoured the whole pan! So be warned, they can be dangerous!

    Have a great weekend,
    Another Veggie-loving Nana

  17. 67
    Anonymous says:

    Ummmmmm those look good. :0)
    That is jsut what my Mom does, she will bake these delicious goodies and then send them home with us.
    Must be a Mom thang.
    As far a Larry Bibby……that would be a post we all must see.
    Seriously, she sounds like a great grandmother.

  18. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Mixing chunks of refrigerated cookie dough in brownie batter & baking is similar if you can't find this mix. It also works to place the cookie dough on top of the brownie batter. Sugar cookie….peanut butter…..choc. chip…….

  19. 69
    Jennifer says:

    My kids saw Larry Boy and Bob at our local Christian bookstore awhile back. They were so freaked out because, as one asked in a slow, nervous voice, “Mom…why aren’t they talking?” It was such a hoot!

  20. 70
    Alexanders says:

    Oh those dang 7 pounds. Been trying to lose those for 6 months. I’m so mad I think I’m gonna go eat a cookie:)

  21. 71
    Anonymous says:

    just to let yall know – went out last night and got me some of those great brownie cookie bars. we already had some cookies made at the house but you better believe we made those too. so good. thanks for the heads up about them 🙂

  22. 72
    Vicki Sandifer says:

    Just wondered if she has seen the comericals about the “big hair” thingy you put up under your hair to make it bigger?? You know she watched tv late one night and bought that robe/blanket thing. Her hair is big already! I saw this comercial the other day and laughed outloud thinking of Beth Moore and the fact that she might like to have it!! Made me laugh. Oh, you remember how you photo shopped her with that basket ball player – you should do that with Larry Boy!! My kids are home from the Middle East – I am over joyed and they look so good and I got a bunch of sugar yesterday!
    Love from AL

  23. 73
    Mountainmom says:

    Kathy Little, that was a GRAND laugh! Roxanne, your song is right on her heels. Found my box of Betty-sin on SALE at Kroger today.
    Lori C.
    Salem, VA

  24. 74
    Traci says:

    I do think that a picture of Bibby in said Adult Larry Boy costume could very well be a best-seller cover for a new Bible Study- it’s just something to ponder.

  25. 75
    Linda says:

    Oh Yummy, I will have to make these for my bible study girls.

  26. 76
    Anonymous says:

    These are awesome! Even better with a little ice cream on top! My little girl also loves Larry Boy. We made her a Larry Boy cape. Jackson would probably love it and you can make Bibby one to match!


  27. 77
    Anonymous says:

    I purchased these yesterday, can’t wait to try them!

  28. 78
    OhioBJAE says:

    Had a Sunday School teacher appertiation brunch this morning – I brought Cookie Brownies! Yum – I left the last 2 at church, I might need to go back this evening to find my bag.

  29. 79
    Sandy in Holiday,FL says:

    Brownies idea for those who need to loose 7 pounds…bake & take…to a neighbor who needs to hear about The LPM Blog…we may get someone interested in THE WORD! Eat only one and continue working on the 7 pounds. It has been so long since I've watched a Veggie Tale, I only have them on VHS…must get dvd's for neighbor's child who's going to get the second brownie cookie cut (oops, #3…husband will want either #1 or #2.) Oh, I just love this community! Thanks!

  30. 80
    Anonymous says:

    I didn’t tell you this Shhh….but try the Cherry Chip cake mix it has a wonderful Cheesecake bar receipe on the box, chilled during these hot summer days ahhhh

  31. 81
    Kristib says:

    How can ya’ll eat this stuff and still be so stinkin cute and trim?

    Still love you though!

  32. 82
    Anonymous says:

    Oh my gosh, I would love to see "Larry Bibby".
    As for the Brownies, I saw the mix on sale in the ads today (Sunday), will have to pick one up and try it.
    Lose 7 lbs… girlfriend lost 5 lbs and I know where they went…..on me!!
    Bible Bunny in NO MI

  33. 83
    Shauna says:

    Guess what my grocery store was out of when I went there yesterday looking for these?

  34. 84
    kathy pink bicycle arkansas says:

    Looking forward to that costume! I’m sure someone can whip one up in no time…calling all seamstress…

    Brownies! I could use one. I’m working very hard outside, power washing two very large decks, make that four if you count the porches, trying to work on the pool, mow 2.5 acres….who has time to bake…someone will surley feel for me and send me some.

    Have a fun summer

  35. 85
    godsgal says:

    Y’all are sooo funny to me! I love the closeness of your relationship and all the fun you have – reminds me of my family.

  36. 86
    Shellie Paparazzo says:

    Oh, they desperately need to make one just for her! I am dying to see her in that costume. I have no doubt she really would buy it and wear it!

  37. 87
    Paula's Place says:

    I took my grandson to see Larry and Bob at our local Lifeway store last year….bet they would let your Mom use/have one!

  38. 88
    julie says:

    mmmm…those brownies sound good! I made a Larry Boy costume for my son about 4 yrs. ago when he was infatuated with the cucumber super-hero. Boy do I remember those days vividly! Some very talented gal had created a pattern, and when I found out and called her up (the things we do for our children!), she willingly let me borrow it. The helmet even had removable super-suction ears and all! Still have the costume, in fact–now in storage awaiting my 1 yr. old to grow a little more and fall in love with…”that HERO.” (Oh boy…now the theme song is beginning to run through my brain. I thought I had completely traded that one in for the Star Wars theme song. Guess you never forget something you listen to that many times!)

    btw, Jackson is totally welcome to borrow the costume for a while–I’m sure we have a good year or 2 before our little man becomes a Larry Boy fan. You can email me at [email protected] if you’d like to borrow it sometime. Or if Missy Barfuss is going to be in your summer study group (doubting that w/ the baby…but who knows), I could send it through her.

    fondly remembering sweet days,
    Julie in Tomball

    p.s. I can tell you how to make cool Larry Boy cupcakes out of ice cream cones…if you’re as crazy as me : )

  39. 89
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Hey Little Momma:)

    Those brownies look fabulous:) Yumminess in a box!:) Larry Bibby! That is funny:) You know, judging from the moon pie showering ya'll got, you may get a few of those Larry Boy costumes show up at LPM:):) I would't be surprised!:) I love veggie tales. I already have a collection of the video, you see, on the chance that I would have kiddles of my own. That, or my niece and nephews-I had to have a good excuse:) No, really, my fav silly song is the hairbrush song, a close second is the no belly button song. My husband thoroughly enjoys that one too, occas. he will break out in chorus.

    Love ya'll


  40. 90
    Faith says:

    Those look SO GOOD!! But I also still have baby weight to lose (finally broke down and started Weight Watchers ;)) so I’d better stay far, far away!
    Cracking up at Larry Bibby. 🙂 I do love me some Veggie Tales! Can’t wait till my little guys (5 months old) are old enough to appreciate them with me!

  41. 91
    Kristy says:

    I will most definitely HAVE to go out and buy these now – thank you very much – NOT that I need them either, but can hardly resist a good dessert!

  42. 92
    Cinde says:

    My kids have outgrown Veggie Tales but I still like to sing “The Song of the Zebu” at the top of my lungs…or “Where is My Hairbrush?” Those are the classics!

  43. 93
    Jayne says:

    can’t wait to go find these at the grocery store!!

  44. 94
    The B Family says:

    So I bought the brownie mix for dessert with some dinner guests last night. They're amazing! After our guests left, I was sneaking little bites when my husband wasn't looking. Later, while he was washing dishes I came in the kitchen to sneak more. He looked at me and smiled… and had chocolate in both corners of his mouth 🙂

  45. 95
    Anonymous says:

    Here is a recipe I got from a neighbor over 20 years ago. I still like this cake.
    Mock Italian Creme Cake
    1 box butter recipe cake mix-mix according to package directions

    Add:1 cup pecan and 1 cup coconut
    Bake about 10 minutes longer than package suggests

    Icing:1 stick margarine-softened
    12 oz creme cheese-softened
    1 box confectioner's sugar
    Mix all ingredients until creamy


    Frost slightly warm/cool cake-not hot
    Icing will melt into hot cake

    I bake this in a bundt pan


  46. 96
    Dawn says:

    OMG! These brownies are so dangerous. I made them for my husband's bible study the other day and actually hid some of them for me later.

  47. 97

    It’s hard to come by knowledgeable people for this subject,
    but you sound like you know what you’re talking about!

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