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.