Soon after my daughter was born 5 years ago, we decided that our townhouse was too small and we should put it on the market. So, we packed up a bunch of stuff to put into 2 storage lockers, trying to declutter the house, making it more attractive to sell. Sadly, this included packing up some of my kitchen stuff and cookbooks that I don’t use often. Well, the house was up for 1.5 years, and because of the economy, we couldn’t sell it. We grew tired of keeping the house spotless with a toddler and a baby, so we finally gave in and took it off the market. A few months ago, we realized that keeping 2 storage lockers is really expensive (I know, duh). So we decided to go through them, selling and donating enough stuff to combine them into one. In the process, I came across 4 boxes of cookbooks that I totally forgot about. For me it was like Christmas! I had a whole box of those little food magazines that they have at the grocery checkout that always seem to find their way into my cart. I was looking through Nestle’s Very Best Baking cookbook and these chocolate crumb bars caught my attention. The bars have a shortbread crust, a buttery crumb topping, sandwiched together with a creamy chocolate filling. Shortbread and creamy chocolate? Well, now there’s a winning combination to me!
Chocolate Crumb Bars
Yield: A 13 x 9 pan of bars, the number depends on the size you cut them.