Of my two children, it’s my son who has a flair for the culinary arts. He loves to cook and has created some delicious dishes. He is adventurous with his ingredients, which sometimes result in interesting flavors.
Recently he was ruminating about one of his favorite childhood treats – 7-Layer/Magic Bars. He mused on how the basic recipe could use some tweaking.
I reminded him that we have a brownie pan with a divider that slices the brownies into 12 even pieces.
A lightbulb went off.
From there he went a little crazy. He made a common graham cracker crust, then built a dozen different bars, topping the whole mess with a can of sweetened condensed milk. (He wants to try again beginning with a shortbread or Oreo cookie crust.)
Without giving away proprietary information, I can divulge the list of ingredients he used but not their specific combination.
Milk chocolate chips
White chocolate chips
Andes chocolate mint chips
Coconut – plain and toasted
Jelly – raspberry, boysenberry, orange marmalade, strawberry
We’ve taste-tested only three of the bars, but they were each delicious.
Have fun with your own baking experiments – don’t stick with the same old thing, be adventurous.
“Just discovered that creating a recipe is like writing, the art is knowing when to stop adding and changing the ingredients.” Chris Geiger
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