Friday, April 20, 2007

Gooey Goodness

But not from me.

I don't have much exciting to post about today. It was a gorgeous day yesterday, so Andy broke out the smoker- and I didn't do any cooking myself to post about. But I do want to direct my readers to one of the yummiest bites of gooey chocolate-goodness to cross my lips in a while.

Joe over at Culinary In The Country made these scrumptious looking bars the other day. Being the thoughtful person that I am- and having the ingredients on hand, I whipped up a batch Sunday morning. My plan was to share them with our Sunday Company. I tucked them out of site before company arrived because I wanted them for after dinner, and we all have a tendency to pick at the desserts beforehand. Anyway. Imagine my surprise when one of my guests shows up with something that looks very similar to what I'd just made! What are the odds of that! Her recipe was from Bon Appetit magazine, and was different than mine, but similar enough that I just left mine hiding away for another day. The basic recipe is a cookie or shortbread crust with a caramel layer, and then chocolate on the top. My friend's called for the addition of sea salt, which we both were shocked to find out was really good- and what totally made the bars. Joe's recipe is quite a bit different, but looks similar. Andy says this recipe reminds him of an upscale Caramel Twix bar- and I don't think he's that far off.

So having said all that, I am going to direct you to Culinary In The Country for his awesome Marbled Chocolate Bars. Because his look way better than mine ever could.


Mimi said...

I get fat just from visiting that blog, Erika.

Erika said...

You're not kidding Mimi!! I think I've copied 3 recipes for cookie like bars just this past week.