15 responses

  1. Stacey
    December 7, 2012

    This look delicious, Alex! Love the idea of using good ‘ole crackers for the “crust”. Seems simple enough that even I could do this. (baking loser that I am) I’m sure it tastes even better than it looks. Watch out HIPS… here it comes.
    Thanks!

    P.S. The beautiful arrangement of them on the pretty white plate is magazine worthy. Not a drop on that white plate… not even a crumb. PERFECTION! (gotta love that in a photo) Great job.

    • Alex@northstory
      December 7, 2012

      It’s so fast to do too. I can’t ice cookies to save my life so I’m always looking out for cookies or candy with an impact that I don’t have to decorate.

      Re: The crumb thing. Hilarious that you noticed b/c one of the first shoots I ever went on when I was an intern at the beginning of my career, was for a food commercial. It was an all day long shoot to get the perfect shot of a burger rotating. It only required a full crew and a giant lighting set never mind the post production editing. I remember thinking the entire time “this is why Michael Douglas’ character in Falling Down lost his marbles at the fast food restaurant”.

  2. Victoria Elizabeth
    December 8, 2012

    I don’t remember the last time I ate Skor bars—but I LOVE them.
    Those look delicious, and are probably better for you than whatever unpronounceable ingredients are in the original. (Although, as I was typing “those look delicious” I was asking myself what DOESN’T taste delicious with a cup of butter combined with sugar?)

    That looks like the kind of cookie you don’t even want to tell people how you made it… like, when they say—wow, this is delicious! You just nod and smile to let them think you spent hours baking… instead of breaking out some saltines.

    p.s.-I didn’t catch your awesome food-photography until I went back and double-checked Stacey’s comments. And I too was like, wow! There really is not a crumb in sight.

    • Alex@northstory
      December 8, 2012

      I have a friend who worships Skor bars and now I am debating whether or not to make her an entire tray and have it shipped to her office at work.

      They are totally that cookie. I told my husband if his coworkers wanted the recipe I’d just email it to him and he’s like No, you can keep it and if they want more then I call for favours. Smart. It is that recipe. People will think you found some chocolate with a delicate crisp with the perfect blend of sweet.

      HA! I took awhile to get all the crumbs off. It’s a toffee base of course there’s going to be crumbs and they just drove me nuts. At least the light on top of my freezer in my kitchen was doing good that day.

  3. now at home mom
    December 8, 2012

    YAY! I know what I’m doing tomorrow after breakfast :-) I already have chocolate chips , hum but I’m missing soda crackers, ok , I will get them tomorrow :-) I have to make these and might consider sharing them ;-) thanks for sharing and as a gift these are perfect! :-)

    • Alex@northstory
      December 9, 2012

      Let me know how it goes! And if people try to steal them, put them on the highest shelf where no one can touch them.

  4. the home tome
    December 9, 2012

    I meant to comment on this the other day, but I drowned in my own saliva (okay, that was gross but you get the point that I was a tad overwhelmed.) SKOR bars are my FAVORITE – I had one the other day! I will definitely be trying this…:)

    • Alex@northstory
      December 9, 2012

      HAHAHA! Skor is a code word for “do more cardio” b/c you can’t just eat one. The darn little cracker makes it that perfect little bit too. I still can’t get over the crackers.

  5. April
    December 9, 2012

    These are so good!!!! Thanks for the step by step, I need that!!! Going to make them this week. You’re awesome!

    • Alex@northstory
      December 9, 2012

      I think you should give Niels a box for Christmas. He’ll offer up free babysitting for a year!

  6. Danielle
    December 10, 2012

    Guess who bought crackers today for the specific purpose of making these tasty treats?! I’ll let you know how it goes… they look amazing! Plus, I love how you packaged them up to share with others. Such a great idea.

  7. Danielle
    December 16, 2012

    So we made these tonight with Milk Chocolate and Semi-sweet Chocolate. Good gravy…. they are SO incredible! And crazy easy to make. The family liked it with the milk chocolate, but I like the semi-sweet chocolate. Thanks again for sharing. These will definitely be in our regular rotation.

    • Alex@northstory
      December 16, 2012

      You’re like my husband, he likes the semi-sweet better b/c he doesn’t like cakes (I don’t understand that part either) so he likes it a bit less sweet. Glad they worked out!

  8. Laurie @ Vin’yet Etc.
    December 12, 2013

    Whoa, that looks amazing!!! gotta try it!

  9. God Does Reassemble Shattered Pieces
    April 14, 2014

    I have made this 2 times now and it is wonderful! I use EnerG crackers that are Gluten Free making it a Gluten Free dessert. So very Simple. Love it!

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