[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Near the cash register at Murray's Cheese, a perfect spot for temptation, lies an assortment of candy bars custom made for Murray's by Tumbador Chocolate. They're all chocolate, marshmallow, cream, and cake-based confections, and my current obsession is the lovely Scooter Bar ($3.50). It starts with a devil's food cake base, a thin, tender, supremely rich layer. It's then topped with a pour of dark caramel, which binds together the cake and a fluffy vanilla marshmallow layer. The bar is finished with a thin, crackly shell of tempered dark chocolate. Trust me, this is not one you'll want to share.

Murray's Cheese

254 Bleecker Street, New York NY 10014 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.


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