Friday, September 12, 2008

What do you see when you turn out the light?

Is is visions of sugar plums? Chocolate, mint or raspberry delight? Do you prefer cake? Or a nice cheese tray? Ice cream or candy or crème brûlée. Tell me your favorite dessert!

On a daily basis, I do not necessarily eat dessert after dinner. I might have a bite of chocolate or a gummy bear or something but dessert is NOT every day for me. But when I have guests I do like to offer some sweets.

For our small dinner party I looked again to help from a friend and choose a recipe I had been ogling on Robin Sue's Red Kitchen. It was these caramelicious-shortbread bars which Robin found at Ann's Velvet Lava Cafe. I just couldn't get them out of my head. I LOVE caramel!!!!!!!! I ADORE shortbread!!!! And chocolate... Well that is the icing on the cake of course! I had to try them.

The only change I made was to sprinkle some walnuts on the top as I thought it would be pretty and be a nice addition to the chocolate and caramel. I was slightly disappointed that my caramel color was not as dark or rich looking as Robin Sue's. But there was NO disappointing in the taste. MMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmMMMMMMmmmmmm GOOD! Sooo rich and decadent. I was berated a little as my friend's husband said it had enough fat and calories for a whole day worth of food but that didn't seem to stop anybody!

Because I didn't want to eat these waist-expanding treat all day the next day, I froze the remaining bars. And if possible, I have to say they were even better after being frozen! I love cold frozen chocolate. I kept them in the freezer up until one concert in the park night and brought them to the park. They truely were fabulous! So if you like your sweets cold, try freezing these treats... I might (doubtfully) help stop you from eating too much at once! I highly recommend having friends nearby to help you from eating all of these yourself. It is QUITE dangerous.


That Girl said...

I can't tell you, but I know it's mine ;-)

RecipeGirl said...

I'd eat dessert after every meal if my waist would allow it! I'm a dessert fiend, unfortunately. This looks delicious!

Darius T. Williams said...

I dont' really eat dessert - but I'd eat a boat load of these - lol! Looking good here!


Anonymous said...

I could sooo eat dessert three times a day... :-) I think i just gained a pound reading the words 'caramelicious-shortbread bars'. They look fantastic. Yum!

bricogirl said...

I'm a big fan of "just a bite of dessert". (I hate feeling overstuffed and over sugared. )Here's a recipe I made recently that fit the bill, because the servings are dainty, Chocolate Pot de Creme is a current favorite.

Lori Lynn said...

Love your Beatles theme.

And frozen sounds like a good idea! I'll have to keep that in mind.

Nicole said...

Kate- Ha ha ha! Good for you.

Lori- Isn't it a shame we have to think so much about our waists!!!!

Darius- Whoa! A boatload of these might have you looking like a boat! ;-)

Zen- Yes. I know I felt my pants get a little tighter just by writing the post!!!

Bricogirl- Welcome! I checked out your Chocolate Pot de Creme. Looks perfect! I also loved those little dishes at Amazon.

Lori- Yeah... I wasn't sure if the Beatles theme worked with this second post but wanted to keep it anyway. DOOOO try your desserts frozen sometime. It is so good.

Emily said...

These sound amazingly good. My favorite dessert is probably vanilla ice cream with stewed fruit. Yum! I like that dessert is often reserved for special occasions. I think it makes them taste that much better.

Robin Sue said...

I was just thinking of these today and saying to myself, I need to make these again. Oh and frozen! Now I love frozen Milky Ways so this would be perfect! Thanks again for the props!

Lisa Conmara said...

Oh yum... we call these Millionaires Squares in Ireland, would you blame us? they are just top of the pile for ymminess aren't they?

Nicole said...

Emily- Yes. Desserts seem much better if you don't partake tooo often.

Robin Sue- You are welcome! And you HAVE to try them frozen.

Lisa- That is a great name for these!