…is NOT a good thing. The other day I went to a blog I go to frequently. I loved what I saw, made a comment and realized a few hours later when it popped into my mind, that I had called the lovely lady, a blogger I know (know as in blogs) by the wrong name. Needless to say, when I went back and looked, the comment I had made had NOT been approved. Lol… this aging thing sucks. In my defense I had been to about 40 gazillion blogs that day (t’was before I got sick and kind of disappeared), reading and buzzing and commenting and at that point, I’m surprised I remembered my own name, much less that of anyone else.
Anyone else find things like that happening as you age? And by as you age, I mean anyone over 25 hehe because God help me, I remember it happening back then too. I blame my kids. The memory loss and the fact that I haven’t had a full nights sleep or hot meal since 1985 are all the fault of my kids 😛 I’ve found though that It really does get worse as you get older. I can think to myself, while sitting here at the computer, “Oh, I need to look up such and such” and literally by the time I get Google pulled up to do a search, I’ve forgotten what I wanted to look up. Talk about wanting to slam my head into my desk! I frequently decide I’m just gonna give up trying to remember things and go adopt 36 cats, buy a pair of glasses that hangs by a string around my neck (though I just know I’ll still forget where they are), a case of Geritol and call myself the Crazy Old Cat Lady. It suits me… the crazy part anyway. Right now we only have 4 cats so that isn’t enough to qualify me. At least I think we have four cats. I can’t remember.
I had seen today’s recipe quite a while ago & printed it out but just never got to making it. They use two of my favorite flavors; apricots and almonds. They also use white chocolate which pairs well with both of the other flavors, thus why I wanted to make them. These are a “prize winning recipe” from the Betty Crocker site. Quite easy. These are also very very sweet and rich so cut them small. They use a package of sugar cookie mix which makes them even easier. Make sure you have them chilled when you cut them or the ganache on top melts and drips everywhere; great for gooey looking photos, not so much for trying to eat them lol. The easiest way to get a sharp cut is to dip your knife in hot water before you cut them.
Almond, Apricot & White Chocolate Decadence Bars
- 1 pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 8 ounce package almond paste
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup finely chopped dried apricots (I used more like a cup and a half)
- 6 ounces cream cheese (I used the full 8 ounce package because it seemed silly to put away a small chunk)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 bag (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds (I toasted mine for better flavor)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 13×9 inch pan with foil, preferably the non stick kind. If not non stick, spray very lightly with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the crust ingredients until it forms a soft dough.
- Press down into the foil lined pan. Yes, I know it’s a pain in the butt to press into a foil lined pan because it slides, but you can do it 😛
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until set on top. Cool somewhat while you’re making the filling.
- In a large bowl, crumble up your almond paste. Add the sugar and beat until blended. It’s not going to be perfectly smooth due to the texture of the almond paste.
- Add the cream cheese, eggs and lemon juice. Beat until well blended. Stir in the apricot pieces.
- Pour this over the warm cookie base.
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes or until the top is set and not wobbly. Cool 30 minutes.
- In a microwave safe bowl, heat the heavy cream to just boiling. Dump the white chocolate into the cream and let sit for about 2 minutes, then stir until smooth.
- Pour over the filling; top with the sliced almonds.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 to 3 hours until the topping is firm. Then cut into small squares.
LOL! I have done the same thing. I had two blogs in my email and I was excited to visit both of them. I clicked on one and totally thought I was in my other blogger friends’ blog. LOL! Talk about feeling like a fool when I realized what I had done. Yes.. I blame age and that fact it was way too early in the morning to be functioning properly. Now these decadent bars would make me fell a little better.. they look so good. 🙂
Oh yum…these look like they are named appropriately. Decadent and delicious!
I find that if I don’t write something down immediately, I forget about it. Then it will pop into my head at some odd hour and I’ll panic that I didn’t do what I was supposed to do. ugh!
I do some of that stuff and I’m only 28 – oh wait, 28 in a month! It actually scares me sometimes but I get over it quickly haha. These bars sound delicious! I’m a huge fan of apricots and white chocolate anything is always good to me 🙂
I sympathize with you on the whole name thing. I’ve done it many times, and will likely do it again by day’s end. I also used the word ‘piece’ instead of ‘peace’ in my blog title (‘…peace of mind…’) today. As a professional writer and former editor, I know better. It’s a good thing our readers are only human too! Great looking bars, by the way.
These sound wonderful! I love that you used a cookie mix and added so many wonderful things.
Mmmmmmm, these sound divine!
Also, I haven’t called anyone by the wrong name, but I did imply to a blogger that she was a he, when in fact she is a she. Sometimes it’s hard to know! LOL!
Pinned dahling, for later enjoyment!
These bars look so delicious and simple! Love your recipe. Thanks for sharing!
High fivin’ you, sista!!! I’m exactly the same. I’ll see a recipe and not print it off, but think I’ll remember where I found it. Nope. But as long as I can still follow a recipe, I’ll keep blogging. These bars look fabulous!
Wow I love all the flavors in these bars. They look so gooey and delicious!
I have done that before too! Worse when it happens in real life 🙂
These bar sound delicious! I love white chocolate lately!
If I had a nickel for every time I did that….I’d be rich! Speaking of Rich…the bars? Total yum!
We all have those days where brain farts are frequent…I hear ya! These bars sound marvelous! I can see why you added decadence to the name, they are truely decadent and I love all of the components, especially the marzipan and toasted almonds! Delicious!
Well, when the dementia really kicks in, you’ll have your own private RN to take care of you.
Assuming I remember who you are and what I’m doing by tomorrow….
I’ve always had quite a good memory…except for names. Odd. But I have experience Google brain freeze a few times 🙂 Anyway, nice recipe Judy…um…Jessie…er…Joanie? 🙂
Ha-I think that my incident on commenting beats all and is very embarrasing, but I will not broadcast it here. Yours is a minor infraction-believe me! Love the flavors in these bars and it is surprising that it has a sugar cookie mix in it. Also, the topping is definitely a required part of this goodie. Yum!
Love these Janis, (ha-ha). And that’s one hot shot super duper picture!
Been there, done that. It’s even worse when you’re trying to introduce someone you know REALLY well and their name totally escapes you. I hate aging.
I do love your bars. They fit me perfectly; white chocolate, apricots (I adore apricots). What’s not to love?
Don’t worry we are in the same train in the life, 😉 when something like this happens to me, I just relax and laugh about myself lol, and enjoy something delicious like these yummi treats!! this recipe looks great!
I have done the exact same thing. Oh and these bars look great Marilyn! 😛
These bars are going to keep me up all night with cravings – delicious combination of everything 😀
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hahahaha, I was laughing when I was reading this!
forgetting things are only a thing that happens to people that are 25 or more?
cause im 17 and sometimes I forget things too haha Thank you for sharing this story 😛 and those bars look amazing! My mom would love this 🙂
Haha, aww, sorry! But I’ve done the same thing, and hardly have any excuse 😉
Ooooh, these bars sounds excellently decadent!
Oh, I’ve done the same thing. It happens when we read through so many blogs! Especially at night! I be tired! No worried, Helga…(ahem, I mean Janet) 😛
I don’t usually like white chocolate, but these look so yummy, you might change my mind!
Decadence indeed, these look amazing! And try not to stress about calling the blogger by the wrong name. There are so darn many of us, I am sure it happens all the time!
I hear ya! Its impossible for us to keep up..
These bars look fantastic!