Friends or food?
Friends and food.
When your friends are food you’re winning… Or losing?
I have friends and I have food and I love them both equally.
Which is why I get so excited when my nearest and dearest friends call for picnics in gardens with me. We eat, laugh and gossip with the safety of knowing we have the guaranteed discretion of the foliage and birds (the only living things around).
For yesterday’s excursion, it was requested that I bake something delicious.
I think I picked pretty well.
KNOCK YOU NAKED COOKIE BARS.
Never have I ever given these to anyone* who hasn’t wanted another piece. Ever.
Not even the Australian wildlife of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens could resist these beauties. There we were, munching, minding our own business, when a ferocious, dog-sized Kookaburra swooped in, fangs out, and snatched my friend’s half-eaten cookie bar straight out of her hand. Admittedly, it was as ferocious as a Kookaburra can be (which is not much), had no fangs (that we could see) and was the size of a Kookaburra-sized dog (so, normal size), but made the loss no less painful. I hope he got a tummy ache.
‘Knock You Naked’ cookie bars are pretty much just peanut buttery caramel cooked between two slabs of chocolate chip cookie. I used the recipe from www.julieseatsandtreats.com to make mine and let me tell you, this lady knows her treats. Here’s the download of her recipe (all hers):
The sides are chewy and the centre is super soft and gooey. They are the all-rounders of the slice world.
Heads up: this is definitely a treat where one must ignore its millions of calories. If you ask me though, ‘Knock You Naked’ cookie bars are worth ignoring any future side effects** one may or may not (but probably will) be subject to.
I should also note at this point, that no one has ever been knocked naked from these bars, in my presence at least, thank goodness.
Seriously though, try them. You won’t regret it.
(*vegans and chocolate, caramel, peanut butter haters excluded – I don’t know any of these kinds of people)