I have one last Christmas treat recipe for you. I was holding this one back for next Christmas, but decided that was very selfish. We only make these at Christmas, but you feel free to make them anytime your heart desires.
This bar cookie, simply called “fudge bars” is sort of a cross between pecan fudge and oatmeal cookies. I made these last week and just sat down to taste test the two different batches (it’s tough work- feel sorry for me) and realized that they are so much better than when they were fresh. Don’t you love it when leftovers taste even better?
So these are technically not paleo because they contain oatmeal. Gluten free oatmeal, but oatmeal none-the-less. And oatmeal is a grain. I feel like I’ve said this before, but this once a year indulgence of maybe a couple tablespoons of oatmeal is not going to set me back. I toyed with the idea of making something oatmeal-ish, but thought that was silly. If you can handle this little bit of grain, make these cookies. You will not be sorry.
There are a couple steps involved in making these, so read the recipe carefully and plan accordingly. A little time consuming, but totally worth it!
The story with these cookies is that my Grandma gave my mom the recipe, but apparently left out an important step in the process. Mom’s never turned out the same and she always wondered why – until she watched Grandma make them one time and learned the secret step!
I will not keep secrets from you, but freely share all the details you need to make these for your own family.