Chocolate fudge roasted strawberry cookie bars – shortbread cookie topped with rich chocolate fudge, tangy strawberry jam and tart roasted strawberries.
I’m fortunate enough to live in an area where the strawberry patches are still open. For almost mid June that’s a really good thing.
I picked almost 8 lbs the other day and I plan on going out later today to pick some more, but I didn’t want to go out without sharing the recipe for these out-of-this-world delicious bars first. Some of you may have seen a teaser photo on Instagram or on Facebook last week.
The idea of these chocolate strawberry bars recipe came from a cookie cookbook and the first time I made them I followed the recipe without changing a thing. Then it got me thinking about roasting some strawberries on top of them. The idea turned into a sort of obsession and I knew I just have to try it. Boy, I’m so happy I did.
Think chocolate covered strawberries but way better!
This time I cut on the sugar for the cookie base, changed the fudge by adding some cocoa powder and less chocolate, used more jam and changed the nut topping to strawberries.
The cookie base is crumbly and buttery, just like a shortbread, the chocolate fudge blows you away, it’s rich and not to overwhelming sweet, then comes the strawberry jam and roasted strawberries.
While baking the jam and the strawberry lose their sweetness, they become tart and tangy which complements beautifully with the shortbread and chocolate fudge.
Sending love your way,