4.26.2012

White Chocolate Decadence Bars

.  So it's the Spring time everyone, and can anyone take a wild guess at what that means?

You got it, FOAMER tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime!

Ha, I have to chuckle at that because anyone new to this blog will most likely click out of this post immediately, since their impression of me will be of complete craziness.  Granted, that would be a warranted assumption but also [a little] false.  I promise I'm not that loopy.


So what's with the Foamer exclamation then, you may ask?  Well, if you look back at previous posts, you'll find that the audit department I work in formed a co-ed slowpitch softball team last spring and you can bet the undefeated Foamers are back in action.  Woop, woop!

What's funny about the whole situation is the reason why I'm so excited for the season to start up.  Not simply for the love of softball, or hanging out with co-workers in a more laid back fashion.  But rather, the softball season means I get to start baking regularly.  As in every week regularly.  And I couldn't be more ecstatic to get back into that routine!


Our season officially started last week, but due to some inclement weather [i.e., annoying rainfall], our first game was cancelled.  So these outrageous 'decadence' bars I made didn't quite make the debut I was hoping for at the field but instead made an appearance at the office last Friday.  But regardless, they were a smash and let's just hope any luck they may have had strings out to this week ☺

So these bars are rather simple, as you can see.  But like I've said many times before, simple ingredients typically produce the most wonderful treats.  And these White Chocolate Decadence Bars are no exception whatsoever.  One of my co-workers even claimed these might be one of his absolute favorite goodies I've given him.  That's saying a lot since he's one of my designated taste testers.


The bars themselves are white chocolatey, buttery and chewy, like a blondie but much too soft.  Like cake but much too moist.  Somewhere in between those two.  And then sitting atop them is rich white chocolate frosting.  Enough said, thank you.

Wish the Foamers the best of luck this week at our first game.  Hopefully we won't need it though!  .


My Notes:
  • Since white chocolate is the absolute star in the entire recipe, I suggest using the best quality bar of white chocolate you can.  And make sure to not use almond bark.
  • Let the bars cool to a fairly cool temperature, but I do suggest topping them while they still have a little warmth to soften the frosting.



Ingredients:
White Chocolate Bars:
1 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. white chocolate, chopped
4 eggs, beaten
2 c. sugar
1-1/2 c. all purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

White Chocolate Frosting:
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/3 c. white chocolate, chopped
3 c. powdered sugar
2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.  Grease 13x9-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. For bars, melt butter and white chocolate in a large bowl in the microwave (I recommend increments of 30 seconds).  Whisk in eggs and then sugar.  Add flour and vanilla extract and whisk until incorporated.  Pour batter in prepared pan.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Let bars cool.
  3. For frosting, melt butter and white chocolate in a medium bowl in microwave.  With mixer on low speed, mix in powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract.  Frost bars as desired.
Yield: 2 dozen bars

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18 comments:

  1. These look great - I'm visiting my mom and she loves white chocolate so we may have to make some this evening! Onto Pinterest they go!

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  2. These look amazingly delicious!

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  3. Yay, softball is back! Love these bars, they look SO good!

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  4. These bars look awesome and I would totally consider joining a softball team if someone was brining me treats every week!

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  5. MY OH MY! My mouth started watering about half way through. YUMMY! thank you

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  6. Those look so yummy. Cannot wait to try this recipe. Come visit us. We have a terrific recipe to share today.

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  7. OMG !!!
    I just loooooooooove white chocolate and these bars look irresistible

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  8. Those look AMAZING! I think I need to try those:) I found your blog from Crazy Sweet Tuesdays… So glad I did! Thanks for sharing!
    -Sophie
    http://lacreativitedelafille.blogspot.com/

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  9. These look so delicious! We're so glad you shared this recipe with us! Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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  10. My husband loves white chocolate. Thanks for sharing this recipe. :)

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  11. Yum! These sound fantastic and look even better.

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  12. This looks so very good! I'm tempted just to make it right now!

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    1. And eat it the whole thing by myself. haha

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  13. Mmmm, the one kind of chocolate I do love is white chocolate and these look delish! Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. Thank you so much for stopping by Sweet & Simple Sunday at Cups by Kim! Just wanted to let you know you will be one of my features at tomorrow's party!!

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  15. Oh, these sound great! i want to make these with gluten free flour, I'll bet they'd be great!

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  16. Hhhoooolllyyyy crap. I just made these and they are phenomenal. I might need to eat the whole pan. It would be worth the barfing. The vanilla flavor is so clear and tasty.

    I don't know if I would even make the frosting again because I think the bars are tasty without it. The powdered sugar flavor is a little overpowering. But oh. My husband's gonna have to fight me for these. He can have the healthy salad I made for dinner - I will just eat these.

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