It has become a tradition in my kitchen to make these addictive, buttery chocolate bars every Christmas and New Years. I give them as gifts to friends and neighbors in cellophane bags with pretty ribbons for Christmas. But on New Year's Eve, which we celebrate with friends, they are a stroke of midnight treat. After the hugs and kisses and Old Lang Syne, the champagne bottle is popped and the crispy chocolate bars are eaten between sips. A perfect way to bring in a New Year. —lakelurelady
10 to 12
unsalted butter, softened
light brown sugar
Guittard semisweet mini chips (available at King Arthur Flour)
I have been a serious cook from the time I first took an introductory course in French Cooking from Irena Chalmers, a cookbook author and instructor at the CIA. My first love is French cooking but I also value the importance of fresh local ingredients. The freshest ingredients seasoned right and prepared with love will result in the perfect meal.