I’ve made it a point in all my years of blogging to be very cautious in proclaiming anything to be “the best.” Not only is that completely subjective, but I also don’t want to eliminate the possibility that something else wonderfully delicious might dethrone that Best Thing Ever.
I can only think of two recipes that I’ve deemed worthy of that moniker. There are these chocolate chip cookies that I’ve been baking for years. And, then there is an amazing banana bread that surpassed all of my banana bread dreams. But, my friends, these bars are joining the ranks of the best as the best no-bake bars I’ve ever had.
The recipe for these bars comes from Butter Baked Goods, a new cookbook from the Vancouver bakery of the same name. Bakery cookbooks are my favorite, so when the publisher offered to send me a copy, I quickly accepted. This is a beautiful book full of recipes for delicious baked goods like Chocolate Caramel Shortbread and Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes. While there were several recipes that I wanted to make, these bars just called to me.
First of all, there is so much chocolate and peanut butter going on here that I can’t help but love them. Besides that, there’s lots of crunch from oats and Rice Krispies. And, did I mention they are no-bake? You’ll need some stovetop time for a little melting, but otherwise you’re just stirring things together and topping them with lots of chocolate and peanut butter. Are you sold yet?
I do believe this recipe is going to be a staple for me for many years to come. I love everything about them. The flavor is mind- and mouth-altering amazing, the preparation is simple, and they even keep for a long time. Plus, they’re so tall and pretty! You can make new best friends with these beauties. Or, make a batch, put them in the refrigerator, and enjoy one whenever you get a craving.
By the way, vunderbar is a variation of the German term wunderbar which simply means wonderful. I couldn’t agree more.
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