Thanks for the kind words, everyone! I'll DEFINITELY be making these again...and again...and again!
Also, the recipe seems like it would be a good "base", so to speak (want a bit of a bite...add a bit of hot stuff).
I stuck them on a couple of racks and put in the fridge last night. I'll weigh the batch (so I can track weight loss), cut them to length and wrap them up in butcher's paper later today...gonna be interesting to see how they change over the next few days!
VERY pleased how these turned out!