eating these caramel pecan bars aren't illegal, but they could very well be. THIS is the dessert you make for doubting omnivores--DO NOT, i repeat DO NOT try to convert the masses with chocolate chip cookies, try these bars instead. imagine this: i've made a batch of these twice since owning the book vegan cookies invade your cookie jar: once before my braces were removed, and once to celebrate them coming off. hoooeee! rob halford was in my kitchen singing as i popped one in my mouth. the po-po crashed down the door. a DEA agent took a bite and proclaimed that these were unlawfully good. soon there was a nationwide ban and the only use permitted by law was for medical use. mary louise parker started making extra money by distributing said bars to bored suburban housewives then opened her own covert operation posing as a coffeehouse.
if you are making these for a chocolate fan, i'm sure you could sprinkle a few chocolate chips on the top of the confection fresh out of the oven and swirl with a butter knife. even though i'm addicted to chocolate, i'll hold back. one doesn't want to mess with perfection.