Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Tuesdays with Dorie - Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars
This week Lillian of Confectiona’s Realm picked Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars, pages 114 and 115 of Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.
This recipe was one of the few that didn't have pictures of the finished product. So I was anxious to see what it would look like. As I progressed through the recipe it started looking more and more familiar to me. Turns out my mother makes a recipe, very very similar to this. She calls them wonderful bars. The difference: my mom's doesn't have peanuts or dried fruit and she makes them on a sheet pan.
Okay, so these were really good. I think they are among my favorites of all the recipes in this book. I love the oatmeal and peanuts, it makes the bars so hearty. I used dried cranberries instead of raisins and thought it was a great addition.
I will say these things were so dang thick. This recipe really makes a ton. I think the next time I'm asked to bring a dessert to a chill event for a larger group...I'll make these.
Check out the recipe on Lillian's blog and be sure to see how the other TWD bakers like it too!
Next week: Cocoa-nana Bread (already made it...and it's good!)