Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Festive Fudge-filled Bars

                               Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by Two Writing Teachers.

Tomorrow our staff enjoys savory and sweet treats for our 3rd annual bake-off.  I think of all the things I'd like to make.  My personal favorites are molasses crinkles, but I made them last year.  I could make my double chocolate brownies, but they seem rather pedestrian for a holiday celebration. I would love to make Sara's Chocolate Rolo Cookies, but no Rolos in the house.  Or I could make the Orange Chocolate Cookies I bookmarked once in Betty Crocker's New Christmas Cookbook (new in 1982).

I took two cookie recipe books to school last week.  Several students bookmarked recipes they liked.  Trent marked the Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies, Adam put sticky notes on the Super Fudge Brownies, and the Luca marked the Caramel-Filled Brownies.

Some year I really want to try the Merry Christmas Molasses Cookies transformed into snowflakes by using Baked-On Decorator's Frosting.  But not enough time for that tonight!

So I settle on a tried and true recipe- Festive Fudge-filled Bars a.k.a. Breakfast Bars in our family.  One year, when I chided Blake for having a cookie bar before breakfast, he replied, "Mom, these aren't cookies.  They're breakfast bars, they have oatmeal in them!"


  1. Those look absolutely delicious, Ramona! Merry Christmas Molasses Cookies sound good, too. This is the season for baking, right?! Have a wonderful holiday!

  2. Just came back from the store buying ingredients to make cookies tomorrow night for our annual cookie exchange at school. I will bake bar cookies as I decided that they are less work for me. Now I just have to make a final choice which one? (I bought ingredients for 3 different ones.) Your breakfast bars look fantastic! Now if we would just have a snowday tomorrow, my baking would be done in a more relaxed atmosphere. One can always hope...