Crispy-Topped Brown Sugar Bars - Tuesdays with Dorie
Crispy-Topped Brown Sugar Bars from Dorie Greenspan's latest book Baking Chez Moi was this week's Tuesdays with Dorie pick. Comprising a tender shortbread-like cookie base, a layer of chocolate and a topping of Caramelized Rice Krispies, this treat was easy and fun to make.
I used a bittersweet chocolate (70% cacao) that I hoped would balance the sweetness of the other components and it did. The cookie-chocolate combination was quite good but not particularly special. The highly
addictive Rice Krispies "brittle" that formed the topping was a different
story, adding texture, flavour and lots of interest to the little bar cookie. I've halved a few of the recipes we've made so far but this one, I should have doubled! These were best enjoyed at room temperature with a glass of cold milk. Visit here to see what the others thought of this sweet.