Sunday, February 26, 2012
Oscar Worthy Bars
Are you watching the Oscars tonight? In all honesty, it completely slipped my mind. And, in all honesty......I really only watch the shows to see what everyone's wearing. I always record it so I can fast forward through all of the Thank You blah-blah-blah. This year I haven't gotten around to seeing too many movies, and the only two I've seen that are up for Best Picture are Midnight in Paris and The Help.
Instead of thinking about the Oscars, we had our best friends son's 6th birthday party to go to today, and I decided to bring a bunch of sweets for people to snack on (and to try out some new recipes). The biggest hit were the Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Bars from Two Peas & Their Pod. People were going crazy for the ooey gooey-ness of these cookie bars......these bad boys definitely earn a gold star from me!
Two layers of chocolate chip cookies with a layer of caramel in between. The caramel sauce will firm up a bit as it cools, but never hardens completely.....so you'll always get a small bit of the ooze out the sides.....but I thought that just helped to show you what yumminess was waiting inside. Then there's the hit of sea salt (I used Maldon sea salt flakes) that you sprinkle over the melted caramel and then the top of the bars. I think I could have added a touch more....I loved the burst of salty flavor that you'd get when you hit the sea salt. I always seem to package up my bars the same way.....just like in the picture above......just a strip of parchment paper tied with twine......always makes for a cute presentation.
Check out Two Peas & Their Pod for the recipe.....and Enjoy!!
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