My library book was due within the week (after renewing it for my 3rd and final time) and I just had to get baking and make some of the treats from 125 Cookies
. I liked this recipe because I need little preparation to finish the task. The recipe called for cold butter, which always helps when baking on a whim.
The shortbread crust is so light and flaky. Yet it has a little crunch when you bite into it. I made the fudgy topping while the crust was baking. The recipe suggested semi sweet chocolate, however I always prefer bittersweet. Somehow makes it a little more interesting. I toyed with the idea of putting a layer of toasted coconut or toasted pecans between the shortbread layer and the chocolate topping, but decided to keep it authentic. However, next time, I will add some sort of treat between the layers.
A few friends received these tasty treats. Yet, Eli was dead set on keeping the majority of the bars in the house! He won his argument.