I am a bit late in posting this... I was somewhat traumatized by my experience with "the beast" (the pina colada cake in the post below that was really good but that I messed up big time), and so I need a short break from baking.
For Sweet Melissa this week, Pamela, from the cute blog Cookies with Boys, chose Butterscotch Cashew bars. These bars are really easy to make as they use butterscotch chips instead of making butterscotch from scratch. Both Dave and I, and the neighbor kids thought they were really good. They are quite rich though, so you may want to cut them into small bars.
Please see Pamela's blog to get the complete recipe: http://cookieswithboys.blogspot.com/2009/05/sweet-melissa.html
You can find the Sweet Melissa Sundays blogroll here: http://sweetmelissasundays.wordpress.com/bakers/
Today our Tuesdays with Dorie post is due and I have not even started my Coconut-roasted Pineapple Dacquoise yet. The thought of working with another meringue so soon after "the beast" is a bit intimidating. I will give it a try though!
Ive really wanted to try making these - they are certainly on my to-make list! They look so gooey and tasty, and I love the cashews! Yours look fantastic!ReplyDelete
They look great, I love all of the different nuts you used. I made caramel this week instead of the bars - no butterscotch chips...ReplyDelete
They look great! I'm glad they were a success for you.ReplyDelete
The SMS bars look great - but I have to admit I laughed out loud about the "beast". Too funny.ReplyDelete
wow those look sweet and tasty!ReplyDelete
The topping on these bars look so good..I love the pecan and cashew combo, great job baking! Thank you for the bday wishes..it was so fun!ReplyDelete
They look yummy! I agree they were really rich, though, you just need a few bites. Definitely a good one to bounce back with after a traumatizing baking experience. Good luck with the dacquoise!ReplyDelete
Oh my, these look delicious. I'll definitely have to make these soon!ReplyDelete
These look delicious. I send cookies to the troops overseas and I think I would like to try these for them next month.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry to hear about your traumatic baking experience... I'm super sensitive and always get overly upset when things go awry in the execution of a recipe. I've shed quite a few tears when my baking doesn't live up to expectations. I'm glad you decided to put "the beast" behind you, and try these bars- yours look simply scrumptious.
Thanks so much for stopping by my site and saying hello. Can't wait to talk again after this Sunday's recipe postings. Have a wonderful rest of your week!
I don't like butterscotch chips, so I wonder if I would like these. (I guess it's good there is something sweet I actually DON'T like! As I have quite the sweet tooth)ReplyDelete
Yeah! I'm glad you got to give them a chance and that you shared with your neighbor kids! :o) Thanks for baking with me, even after THE BEAST!ReplyDelete
Thank you for all the wonderful comments!ReplyDelete
Jennifer- They have a fairly strong butterscotch flavor, but you could use caramel or even chocolate instead.
Heather- How lovely that you send cookies to the troops. Dave is in the military again. And while he's here, most of his unit is in Iraq.