Toffee/coffee/caramel lovers – these bars are just for you!
I really don’t know where to begin with these bars. I really haven’t tasted anything quite like them. The only similarity in taste I could make was comparing them to honey joys. Honey joys are made with cornflakes that are coated with a caramelized honey glaze, then left to set. The crunchy little things are served in patty pans and are often served at kids’ birthday parties. I guess you could say honey joys are like chocolate crackles – except that they’re made with cornflakes and caramelized honey. So maybe they’re not quite like chocolate crackles, but you get the idea.
Anyway, where was I? Seriously Grace, one would think we’re talking about honey joys here.
Ah yes. These bars. I should mention this is a no-bake recipe. I think half of my mixture disappeared down my pie hole before it even made it to the pan. Oh my giddy aunt, these are dangerous.
The addition of dried fruit makes it a little less guilty, right? I like to think so.
One word of warning, though: they’re incredibly moreish. They literally disappeared into thin air as I was photographing them. What’s more worrying is that I was home alone, so I either have sweet-toothed, food-loving ghosts around or I ate half the pan myself. I like to think sweet-toothed ghosts are real.
*Milk Arrowroot biscuits are plain, sweet biscuits/cookies.
Adapted from Merle Parrish.