I know that the New Year has started and no one is interested in cookies and bars and fattening foods anymore (If you are looking for healthy options, you should check out my Recipe Box for some great Featured Recipes – low fat/low calorie options that are perfect for winter. Still warm and comforting, but will help you keep those resolutions). But guys, these bars deserve a ton of recognition, because they are that amazing.
You know the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? Well these bars completely fit the bill. They are very plain on the outside, and super simple to make. But they taste like the most decadent pastry ever. Growing up in Iowa, I was occasionally given a super special treat of a Dutch Letter – a flaky pastry shaped like the letter “S” and filled with almond paste. They are so delicious. But they aren’t all that easy to make (note to self: why haven’t I made these yet?), which is why they are usually for special treats. But these bars taste EXACTLY like a dutch letter, but with seriously 5 minutes of work. And because they look so plain and unassuming, no one else will eat them. Which means you can eat them all yourself. Screw that weight loss resolution, anyway.
Jenni lives in Des Moines, Iowa with her amazing husband, two girls, two dogs who think they are children, and a feisty cat. She is the creator of The Gingered Whisk, a recipe blog dedicated to finding easy, healthy-ish, and tasty weeknight meals that kids and adults alike will love. She is super passionate about helping every member of a family learn to love great food. When not cooking, eating, or thinking about food, she is often hiking around area parks, creating intricate legos castles with her girls, watching nerdy tv with her husband, or curled up in a corner somewhere reading a good book.