Disclosure: I received free Bing Cherries from Hale Groves in exchange for developing a recipe. As always, all opinions and recipes are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support The Emotional Baker!
Chocolate and cherries collide in these shortbread bars. They are topped with streusel and a white chocolate drizzle.
Would you prefer to just go with the flow or fight everything with resistance, stubbornness and lots of tears?
Former me (& a little bit of present day me) chose the latter. Especially when my family went out to eat on beach vacations.
If we didn’t go where I wanted to (which consisted of probably one place,) I pitched a huge fit, pouted, and probably created a huge scene – what a nightmare!
The only thing that would calm me down was a special drink – the infamous Shirley Temple, my favorite carbonated drink, in a gorgeous hue, with a cherry on top! Even back in the day, I believed in not wasting anything because I even tried to eat the stem!
After all that, I still wasn’t happy until we stopped at my favorite frozen custard spot. Each day they have a special flavor and I couldn’t miss one.
These cherry bars are a mash-up of some old TEB recipes. I took the chocolate shortbread from my Chocolate Pecan Shortbread Bars and the streusel from my Banana Streusel Muffins to create the perfect complement to this cherry pie filling. & just to make these even more special, I drizzled some white chocolate on top. You have to try these bars!
Are you easy to please or more demanding?