Need something different for this year’s cookie exchange? Who doesn’t love a buttery shortbread filled with dense chocolate? Our Chocolate Schmear Filling was created to mimic the filling in the famed Ebbingers Black Out Cake, a favorite of Brooklyn natives. The bakery is long gone but the filling isn’t.
These Chocolate Blackout Crumb Bars retain a rich, deep chocolate flavor over a rich buttery crust. (Last time we offered them to 8 friends, the entire batch was eaten in one sitting.)
A fan of sweet and savory took this recipe and finished it with a light sprinkling of fleur de sel, flaked salt. You can also dress it up with some raspberry jam or chopped nuts. Or try this recipe with our Almond or Cinnamon Schmear filling. Just be certain to make enough to leave for Santa.