Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars was chosen by Lillian of Confectiona's Realm for this week's TWD. Dorie Greenspan's recipe is a delicious mixture of oatmeal, chocolate and crushed peanuts with a crunchy/chewy texture.The recipe also makes a 9 x 13 baking dish amount of thick bars, needing to be sliced in smaller pieces so the bar actually fits in your mouth.
I ended up with 2 Gallon size Ziploc bags full of Dorie's bars. The great part is the bars can be frozen and taken out, a few at a time, to be eaten in the next several months. The melted chocolate, crushed nuts and raisins do look yummy.
The oatmeal mixture on the bottom was nibbled on too before adding the chocolate layer.
Dorie's Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bar was nibbled on but I think being able to freeze the bars was a conscience relief because our home is still on a sweets cool-down. The bars seem to taste a little more like a granola bar then a candy bar to me; which I liked but was not expecting. I shouldn't have looked at the picture just before this recipe before tasting. The picture looked like ice cream sandwiched between 2 cookie layers and between the previous picture and the title to this recipe, my brain made its own assumption before trying, hence ~ Granola bar. Thank you Lillian for choosing this week's recipe. To get the recipe, you can go to Lillian's site and to see how the rest of the TWD bakers did, you can you here =) for the baker list.