We went to Sunday dinner at my in-laws’ house tonight, so I opted to bring banana bread and dessert. (Everyone else lives pretty close, and we have a 45 minute drive, so volunteering for the soup seemed impractical. And why bring rolls when I made TWELVE DEAD BANANAS into banana bread yesterday? Besides, it worked out–there was enough of everything.) I looked up desserts last night, and I opted to go with these Fudgy Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, because what’s not to love about THAT description? And let me tell you–nothing. There’s nothing not to love.
(Unless, of course, you count the crumbliness of the crust. Do not be tempted to melt the butter in the pan in the pre-heating oven and toss the graham cracker crumbs in to mix them there. It didn’t affect the taste, but they needed to be eaten on plates. With forks.)
I do have to warn you, though. They are totally delicious, and perfect for a get-together, but before you make them for just your family and have them sitting around your house all day, take a good look at the ingredients. Because the bars have three layers, it’s easy not to realize just how much TOTAL there is of, well, many very delicious things that rack up the calories disturbingly quickly. Then again, they’re pretty darn good–they got a thumbs up from the vast majority of the crowd–so do it if you want to. Like I said–at least you’ll die happy!