Monday, November 26, 2012


It’s been a bumpy November. Instead of dreary details, I divulge a blissful alternative: a bar that may perhaps pardon all that is erroneous in the world. Welcome a newly adapted rocky road bar from Alice Mendrich’s (yes, how dare I) glamorous bakebook: Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies. (

These altered bars- they’re not glamorous. To me, they are actually the opposite of Alice’s sophisticated rocky roads. With only a few changes, Alice’s uptown bars morphed into serious heftiness that even look like they can handle tough roads. The colour of the cookie base reminds me of Harley motorcycle tires, oil, black boots, leather… I know I’m among polite company, but I say this to describe it best: these Biker Bars are bad-ass.

Biker Bars

1 ½ stick unsalted butter, melted
1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup sugar
1 cup walnut halves (try to not miss out on this one)
6 Giant Roaster campfire marshmallows, cut in half
1 cup good-quality semi-sweet chocolate chips

Line an 8-inch square pan with foil. Preheat oven to 350F. Mix butter with both crumbs and sugar until moist. 

Spread mixture into the lined pan and press firmly and evenly to form the crust. Scatter walnuts, then chocolate chips. 

Bake for 8 minutes, then remove from oven and place giant marshmallow halves (flat side down) on top. Bake for 10 minutes or until the marshmallows are puffy golden brown. 

Set on a rack to cool completely. Lift the ends of the foil and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 12 bars. Keep in an airtight container for up to a week. 
© 2012

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