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. 1
    Siesta OC says:

    Somehow I think bibby would be all over having a costume like that. My mom and I call her the “stand-up” comedian, that just happens to teache Bible studies.
    I love how your family runs on desserts – moonpies and cookie brownie bars. It figures the “veggie” part would be film.

  2. 2
    Michele says:

    I’m sorry, but 7 pounds??? Our youngest is 17 and I’m still trying to lose “baby” weight (and a lot more than 7 lbs!). Honey, eat that cookie and relax!

  3. 3
    Samantha says:

    I LOVE those cookie brownie bars! They are delicious!

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    Momuv2 says:

    Are you kidding? I think Bibby should have her very own Veggie Tales character named for her. “Bible Bibby” or something like that would be a huge hit (at least I think so.) She could have a really cute costume complete with great hair and all. She would be known as the “sharp shooter of the Word!”

    Have a great weekend everyone!

  5. 5
    Nicole says:

    I would pay good money to see Bibby in a Larry Boy costume!! I am laughing just trying to picture it!:)

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    Sandra says:

    Madame Blueberry, I love her. That’s the one Veggie Tales Show we have. My kids were getting too old when Veggie Tales started coming out. But how I love Madame Blueberry. Love Betty Crocker also. Just send some through the computer. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    roxanne worsham says:

    Oh man!
    I am really trying to work on “My Girlish Figure” which does not look very girlish. Too many years of neglect and abuse.
    However, my God is more than able to redeem all of me, spiritually, emotionally, AND physically!

    Have to pass on those brownie bars!
    But you gals go right ahead!
    I said yes way too many times when I should have said no and run for my life!!!

    Be blessed, Oh Mighty Warrior Women of the MOST HIGH GOD!!

    He delights in you and I sure get a kick out of you via this blog!

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    Kathy Little says:

    Come on you two, give me a break!!!!! ….. I’d just sat down to check my email whilst having my “Activia Yogurt with sliced banana” snack. I had thought I’d done a pretty good job of convincing myself that it surely was absolutely delicious. Then what to my wondering eyes should appear but your blasted brownies, which to my eye brought a tear. To the top of the sub-division, I flew like a flash, tore up the highway, I made a fast dash. And into Food City went my merry ole self and my eyes with a twinkle did scan all the shelves. I found it, I did. I shouted with glee. I’m trashing the yogurt — it’s brownies for me!!!!

  9. 9
    Siesta OC says:

    Kathy Little – you rock some poetry, girl!

  10. 10
    screamofcontinuousness says:

    oh my……

    the mind boggles.

    I’m ignoring the brownies. DESPERATELY ignoring the brownies

  11. 11
    jamie b says:

    Those brownies are the bomb!!! I had never had them and made them to take to a friends house one night. We all went CRAZY over them! Bakerella makes some that look even better. Here’s her recipe!

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    I love “women’s ministry”:) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Siesta OC says:

    Somehow I think the name of the costume would go from “Larry Boy” to “Big hair Joy” on your mom.

  15. 15
    Fran says:

    Precious precious!!!!

    And, thanks for the headsup on the yummy dessert. I DO NOT need it, but will make it….for the sake of the family and all.


  16. 16
    Jen says:

    ha…i agree, they are amazing! i ate almost an entire box a few days after giving birth…oops ๐Ÿ™‚

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    JW and Susy says:

    What is it about brownies? I used to make chocolate chip cookies religiously but since having baby 4months ago they just dont quite do it like brownies. It sounds very narcotic to say, but with cookies you have to put up with all chocolate-less dough. Brownies cut right to the chase and give you a burst of chocolate head-on! I swear to you one of my to-do’s today..all day…has been ‘make brownies’. ha ha ha! If I could only make headway with this stinky laundry…

    ps: Annabeth is precious My baby is Eliana Lizbeth but I call her Elibeth for short!

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    Angela says:

    Oh you guys are too funny!! We’re huge “veggie” fans in our house.. except for our four year old. For some reason he will only watch Larry-Boy stuff, including the 4 animated cartoons. He’s even named the floor lamp “Lampy”.
    My mom made a Larry-Boy costume for my oldest son… maybe she could make a bigger one?! Evil doers beware!!

  19. 19
    DigiNee says:

    I have such a mental image of Larry Bibby teaching on Tuesday nights!

    Have a great weekend Siestas – we are celebrating 33 years of marriage today! Flemings here we come! Woo-hoo!

  20. 20
    DigiNee says:

    Kathy Little – that is hillarious!!!

    Girls, if you did not read her post of 3:29 PM – read it!!!!

  21. 21
    Susan in Lubbock says:

    Can’t top any of the comments made, but what a fun way to start the weekend. Can just picture Bibby in some kind of new getup as the “Bible Sharpshooter”.
    Thanks for the fun, Amanda !!!

  22. 22
    PW says:

    Wait a minute, its BETH that wants the costume, so she can enjoy the delicious brownies, a VeggieTales movie, and her grandkids, and kids. Now, anyone have an adult sized costume?

    The brownies, they look delicious. Thankfully for now they aren’t a temptation. We’re packing for a move, and not planning to bake for a while. NOW…in a couple of weeks, I may search them out in the grocery store. (GIGGLE). Meanwhile, enjoy them for the rest of us! By the way, Amanda, if you don’t have some in limited quantities…your body will crave them, and then you’ll splurge. So go ahead and enjoy them in moderation.

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    ocean mommy says:

    I will be leaving for the store as soon I hit publish. I must have those NOW. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And the thought of our mama siesta in a Larry Boy costume made me spit my afternoon coffee all over my keyboard! TOO funny. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And that 7lbs.? Girl…my youngest is 8 and I’m trying to “Shred” the last 5 AGAIN. Hang in there…

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Barbra says:

    Hilarious! This post reminded me of the time my husband made himself a LarryBoy costume for VBS. He used an old hockey helmet – spray painted it purple, attached a couple plungers, glued on some foam stuff to make the pointy part of the helmet on top, wore a LarryBoy t-shirt and hopped down the center aisle of the sanctuary with his arms pinned to his sides!! Bibby could always make her own Larry outfit!

    Have a great weekend y’all!
    ~Barbra in PA

  25. 25
    Stafford Moments says:

    Too Funny! I am making these brownies for our dinner guests tonight. They are amazing, they are my favorite.

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    Kim says:

    I think momuv2 is right – Bible Bibby would be a great character, I mean, is a great character. I saw an adult in the asparagus costume from Veggie Tales one time. They had made it by hand.
    Enjoy the brownie cookies.
    Kim Feth
    Apex, NC

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    Anonymous says:

    Had the opportunity to do a Veggie Tales promotion at a local Christian bookstore with my son. He was Larry and I was Bob the tomato. Go for it Beth. It’s fun! (Warning: The costumes get very hot.)

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    Walking on High Hills says:

    I’ve looked for that costume- it’s not an easy one, but it may show up just for us siestas- who knows??

    I’m going to try those brownies- being that i love brownies–my favorite and then bluebell vanilla-yum…, oh and i needed the mascara tip too!

    have a great weekend!

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    Jennifer says:

    I LLLLOOOVVEEEE those too!!! I also like to take the Supreme Brownies by Betty Crocker and add chocolate chips and on top sprinkle some M & M's -so yummy!!!I can so see Beth in the Larry Boy costume.

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    Anonymous says:

    Wow I will have to make those for either Sunday night or wed. night bible study. Then I will have to stay far away. I am afraid I weigh more than my scale says, because it is not working. It weighs only a pound or two different regardless of where you set the thing, you know at the 25 pound mark or the zero. Ok enough about my troubles.

    Bibby in a Larry boy costume is just hysterical. I agree with Momuv2, she should have her own character. Something like Bibby the head of (bib)lettuce who happens to teach the bible. :0) Beth please know I am just kidding and love you and your family dearly. I just could not resist. Have a great weekend. Kim B. in AZ

    P.S. Sorry for the lame attempt at humor.

  31. 31
    Jennifer says:

    I have a box of those brownies in my cabinet I haven’t gotten around to making. I am seriously considering them for tonight.

    Kathy, I love your beautiful poem. Made me laugh!

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    fuzzytop says:

    I’VE GOT IT!!!! Beth can be a new Veggie Tales character – a head of “Bibb Lettuce” named Bibby Beth. That would be so cute!

    Those brownies look so good, but I’m trying to lose way more than 7 pounds. Darn it! Perhaps when I reach some midpoint goal…

    And I have to say I loved Kathy Little’s poem… Siestaville is just the best!


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    Moose Mama says:

    I bet she looks good in purple. At least that’s Larry Boy’s color. I spose Larry Bibby could wear whatever she wants….with stylish heals. No wait…she took those off in Laramie cuz she said she could run better without them. If she’s going to fight evil, maybe it better be a more sensible heal. The sacrifices one must make for The Kingdom!

    Love you guys so much!

    Melana in Wyoming

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    Bobbie says:

    I have to agree with 'momuv2'-she hit a home rum with 'Bible Bibby-sharp shooter of the Word'!! Lovin' it!

    The Brownie Cookie Bars sound amazing, but I'm going to have to pass right now! I have to have more than my man & I in the house to make something like that!!! Don't worry about those 7 lbs, Amanda, you'll get them off for sure when Annabeth becomes mobile!

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    Glen & Sarah says:

    I was so surprised to see the title…I had to read this post. My husband says that dessert IS veggies…
    flour comes from a grain,
    sugar comes from sugar cane plants,
    chocolate comes from the cocoa plant,
    oil comes from a plant.
    He says that if half the ingredients originate from veggies you can count it as a veggie.

    So that’s not quite where you were going with this post, but I always laugh when he says this stuff.

  36. 36
    Moose Mama says:

    HEALS!!! I wrote the wrong type of HEELS…hahahahaha. I just got home from work. I’m tired. Yeah. That’s it.

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    3girlsmom says:

    Seriously. Why do you dislike me so? I haven’t ventured into the world of Cookie Brownie Bars but will probably make my maiden voyage this weekend thanks to you.
    No, seriously. Thaaaaannnnkkkksss.
    Or, I could consider it community bonding and necessary to future discussions in Siestaville.
    Yeah, I like that one.
    Either way, yum.

  38. 38
    Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! says:

    Five dollars says you will have at least three Bibby-sized Larry Boy costumes mailed to the LPM office by one month from today’s date.

    When Siesta Mama has a need, you know her peeps are on it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Anonymous says:

    You all are the best in Siestaville. What a fun afternoon to read such clever posts! LOL! The poem by Kathy Little was the bomb, and Momuv2 and her idea rocks. Thanks Amanda for your incredibly bright idea. Now, my man wants them. Now.
    Pam H.

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    Esabelle says:

    Ok, first, Amanda, I just love all of
    you all’s posts. I was laughing so hard just imagining Larry Bibby. And, then I read all these great posts and laughed some more. Thanks to all of you. One of my most favorite things to do is laugh and boy did all of you make me laugh. Maybe that’s one reason I love Beth so much!!!

  41. 41
    Bobbie says:

    …that should’ve been a ‘home RUN’ on my previous post! opps!

  42. 42

    You all just crack me I don’t know about moore woman and jones woman and fitzpatrick woman I think you all should put on your own comedy show for reals you all are to funny I laughed so hard at some of these comments . Your mom is to funny I bet there is never a dull moment in the moore house.Thank you making a seista laugh today. Il like seista oc comment on the BIG HAIR JOY, I WILL ADD TO THAT YOUR MOM COULD BIG HAIR JOY BIBBY BIBLE LADY. You all rock. Just Love you all to pieces
    Carol Albuquerque NM Oh I am going right now to the store to go get me some cookie brownie mix but I will go in a diguse so nobody at the store will see me. ahah

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    glorysuzy says:

    My oldest grandsons (now 8) LOVED Veggie Tales since he could just sit up. I remember buying him a video for Christmas and when he unwrapped it he was just shaking!

    I swear we watched it dozens of times a day. My husband (who is a crusty gruff sort of guy) would find himself singing the Cheesburger Song.

    For this little guys 2nd birthday, we borrowed the church BoB and Larry costumes and his dad and I dressed up in them and when we made our appearance, he could’t stand it. It kept hugging us and touching us. I really don’t think he saw us…just Bob and Larry.

    Oh my gosh, you aren’t living till you have grandkids……

    Paula – Tulsa

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    glorysuzy says:

    You just have to post Kathy Little’s poem on your main page. That is TO good to miss!

    You done good, Kathy!

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    Jill_in_AL says:

    Heading to the Publix tomorrow and will get some cookie bars~~~tnx for the heads up.

    We loved ourselves some Larry Boy around here (I miss him on the TV because now it’s goofy iCarly and Drake and Josh)…..the rumor weed, the alchemist, they are all good. The sound tracks and CDs are also really good if you haven’t tried those for Jackson yet.

    Go Bibby Larry!

  46. 46
    Amanda says:

    Kathy Little, that was truly one of the best comments we’ve ever had. So clever!

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    GentillyIzzie says:

    Can you imagine the Larry Bibby with frosty lip gloss and heels not to mention the blonde hair because you know siesta mama ain’t goin the bald route. That is almost to funny for words.

    Have a great weekend Siestas

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    Ann says:

    I haven’t tried the Cookie Brownie Bars, but the Peanut Butter Brownies are scrumptuous! (and you have to eat them warm!) They are brownies with peanut butter chips in them…delightful!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I envy you, Beth, for being able to have so much time and fun with your grandkids. My three grandkids live in CO and I would give anything to have them come over to Grammy’s house. What a joy that must be!

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    Kristie says:

    Just made that very box…an hour ago…took them to the next-door neighbors who are moving in tonight. Yes, I did leave 2 squares on my counter. Couldn’t resist. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Living day by day for Jesus says:

    I am sooo treating myself to those or something like it when I finish moving this weekend…and I want the pictures of Beth in that costume…I bet some talented Siesta could maybe slap one together!!!

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