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?
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!