The flavor of Chai! It does wonders to my senses and brings back memories of studying like a freak in the local starbucks while attending LSU. I was a staple at starbucks, I am pretty sure they might still remember me if I walked in and ordered a chocolate chip cookie (duh?) and a venti chai latte. It was my thing, my signature drink and God bless him, my husband to this day remembers to bring me one when he is near a Starbucks.
In honor of the cooler weather(Note: I didn’t say colder- that just doesn’t happen here) we are now FINALLY getting in south Texas I wanted to do a slight twist on my favorite cold weather drink of choice and make it into a dessert. This is no typical dessert. The strong aromatic flavors of the spices and the rich sweetness of the caramel marry so perfectly together it is all I can do not to eat the whole pan right now as I am typing. By all means you would think I would stop making desserts like this since I am really the only one who eats them- but hey- Judge Not!
Did I mention this is the EASIEST shortbread recipe you will ever make and the EASIEST caramel sauce you will ever make? I didn’t mention that yet? Well, consider yourself informed and now that you know this bit of information you are personally responsible to make this dessert:)
These Chai Latte Bars will make the perfect ending to a comforting hearty soup or simply drop them off at a friends’ house this fall and bring someone unexpected JOY!