This year, cancer has taken friends, colleagues, and acquaintances, and it’s working hard to claim more. A few children in our circle have been battling pediatric cancer, and I’m thrilled to be able to say, the kids I know are not only surviving, but now thriving. Many others, unfortunately, cannot say the same.
Pediatric cancer claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease, and when two OXO employees lost their son Liam to pediatric cancer, they started Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, which provides inspiration and support to allow anyone to easily get involved in fundraising to find a cure for pediatric cancer.
OXO Cookies for Kids’ Cancer
Salted Chocolate Caramel Bars
The hand-mixed ingredients create the shortbread cookie base, and after pressing this mixture into the bottom of a square glass baking dish, you bake it in a 350 degree oven for 21-23 minutes.
While the shortbread bars are baking, start to make the chocolate caramel. The bottom right photo above shows the approximate color you want the sugar mixture to get to before taking it off the heat and adding the chopped bittersweet chocolate. Be sure to watch the caramel carefully because it can go from not-yet-done to overdone quite quickly!
The Brownie Spatula by OXO is perfectly sized to help you make clean cuts (no crumbs!) into brownies and bars. I seriously love this little kitchen tool and can see myself using it regularly during the upcoming baking-heavy holiday season!
The perfect dessert for all occasions
- after-school snacks
- brunch squad weekend dessert bites
- late night fire pit red wine at-home date nights after the kids go to bed
- teacher and staff gifts (check out some food gift packaging ideas!)
- dessert for any night ending in “y”
I really loved the crunch of the shortbread because it’s not too crunchy and it’s not too soft.