Today is Friday, the work week is ending and the weekend is approaching.
Some people turn to happy hours, I turn to sweets.
Today is about taking a moment to put aside health conscious thoughts to savor a Paula Deen typish dessert. Yes, that means there is butter and lots of it. LOL.
Today is about enjoying an ooey, gooey, indulgant treat….the melding of chocolate and strawberry.
Don’t feel guilty. Everyone needs some sweetness in their life. At least I do.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Chocolate Strawberry Bars
- 1/4 cup softened butter(I actually think you could use less but I haven’t experimented)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/4 cup oat flour(my new obsession)
- sprinkle of salt
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1/3 cup strawberry preserves
- 1/3 cup coconut
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
– Preheat oven to 350 and spray an 8×8 pan
-Mix softened butter with brown sugar and cinnamon
-Add oats and oat flour and salt
-Smooth 2/3 of this mixture in pan and bake for 12min
-In microwave, melt chocolate and milk
-Spread chocolate mixture on top of pre-baked crust; Refrigerate for 20min
-Spread preserves over the chocolate
-With your fingers, flatten out the remaining sugar/butter/oat mixture and lay the dsllops on top of the preserves, partially covering the top of the chocolate
-Sprinkle coconut and walnuts on top
-Bake bars for 30min
Source: Adapted from Gluten Free Cooking for Dummies
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