Chocolate drizzled nut squares are mouthwatering bar cookies with a shortbread crust and caramel-nut layer drizzled with semi-sweet chocolate.
While I’ve been very vocal over the years with my preference for all things chocolate (chocolate coconut clusters, mini almond joy brownies, and peanut butter chocolate truffles to name a very few), I DO like a few other sweets as well. Lemon would probably be my second favorite (have you tried this amazing lemon cake and frosting yet?) with caramel running close behind (caramel coconut shortbread bars or dipped onto apples).
And though this recipe for chocolate drizzled nut squares – a shortbread based cookie – doesn’t have lemon, it does have both caramel and a bit of chocolate. So you know this recipe definitely makes the cut for our annual Christmas goodie bags:
Ooey-gooey? Oh, yes- right there in the caramel layer.
Chocolate? Of course.
Special? I think so.
Chocolate Drizzled Nut Squares Cookie Bars
I actually love the addition of nuts to the of caramel – both the flavor and how it ups the protein a bit. Ha! I know we’re not eating these for nutrition – but it never hurts, right?
Now that I think about it, nuts, caramel and chocolate are probably a pretty universal love – aren’t there a lot of commercial candy bars that are based around these three things?
In fact these bars are easy to customize to make your favorite candy bar flavor – use all peanuts and call them “Snicker Squares,” all pecans and they are “Pecan Squares,” all walnuts and they are….well, you get the idea.
Um, right. I think you’ll want to pin this to make sure you have it when you want it. 🙂