BREAK-UP BARS (A Recipe...)
Rick Rofihe

Break-up Bars

1 sleeve saltines
1 cup sugar
2 sticks soft (like your heart) butter
1 pkg bittersweet (like the memories) chocolate chips
1 cup crushed (like you) walnuts

Line cookie sheet with foil. Place saltines together on sheet. Bring butter and sugar to boil in pan over medium heat for 4 minutes. Spread this over saltines. Place in 400 degree oven for 5 minutes. Remove and sprinkle chocolate chips over saltines, then return them to oven for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and spread walnuts over chocolate. Chill (yourself) for 2 hours alone on sofa while bars chill for 2 hours in fridge.

Rick Rofihe is the author of FATHER MUST, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux (Editor: Jonathan Galassi; Agent: Gail Hochman). For a free download of his book of nine New Yorker stories, BOYS who DO the BOP, go here. Rick is the judge for the annual Open City Magazine short story contest at Anderbo, the RRofihe Trophy. Rick is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of

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