So Sherry from Young House Love hosts a quarterly Pinterest Challenge, where you stop just pinning things and actually follow through on the inspiration. (ok, it’s not just YHL, but that’s the blog I read where I found out about it, so they get all the credit).
I also wanted to make paint-swatch artwork for my room, but sick kids have kept me from getting out to pick up an assortment of paint swatches (I seriously JUST pitched the pile I had, because we were moving and I was sick of them constantly falling out of the container where I kept them, and darn it I would just start over with collecting them as we picked colors for the new house.)
So, no artwork.
Instead I went to my “Baking Dreams” and “Cooking Dreams” pinboards since I knew I’d be able to find something doable there. That is, until I stumbled across a picture of some delectable-sounding bar cookies and they vaulted themselves to the top of the MAKE THIS NOW list.
Like most bars, these are super easy to make. Maybe too easy, because oh-my-word they are delicious. They’ve got a fantastic crispy cruncy top, and a lusciously gooey center (might have underbaked them a tad, but I prefer my bars to be on the gooey side of things so when in doubt, I err on the underbaking side of things).
The picture I have does not begin to do justice to these treats. Love love love them.
Changes I made? Used a half cup of toffee pieces and a half cup of milk chocolate-covered toffee pieces in place of the butterscotch chips. Used pecans instead of walnuts. Used a mix of semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate chips. Baked it at 350. I can’t say that I did much to make them my own or anything, but they were so fantastic.