I cannot say enough good things about these bars...I have been making them for several years and they have become our signature item for holidays and parties. Even when my kids take birthday treats to school, they (and their friends) ask for these! I also make them for a cookie exchange party and for teacher gifts...they are continually requested by most people we know! A little pricey with the amount of chocolate that is used but worth every penny...people tell me they think they came from a "fancy bakery"! I usually don't use the walnuts but they are excellent either way.