Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TWD ~ Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars

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.

13 comments:

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful bars.

We just loved them.

spike. said...

i have no self control- if they were in my freezer they would be gone in days!

Mary said...

They look amazing! I should put some in the freezer now before I eat them all!

Hanaâ said...

Those look amazing, Shandy! I saw them on Michelle's (FlourChild) blog earlier and they look soooooo good. I have NO excuse NOT to make these. All the ingredients are staple items.

Shandy, I'm so sorry but I cannot send you the PodCast. It's too big (26 MB). So here's the link to where I got it from originally: http://www.sweetmelissapatisserie.com/main.html. Go there and wait a couple seconds. Then a link at the bottom of the screen will appear that says "Bake with Melissa", with a link to PodCastGO. Once there, you'll have to create an account which is free and then you can start downloading. There are about 6 podcasts there from Melissa. I downloaded all of them a long while back. They're fun! Hope that helps. Let me know if it doesn't work for you.

Flourchild said...

Hey you..I love your bars..there so FAT!! Im glad you enjoyed this recipe. I just loved them!

Susan said...

Your bars look terrific! You can even see the raisins in them. :) I sent most of these to work with my hubby so I wouldn't eat them.

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Jessica said...

They're just so tasty, aren't they? I love your red ruffled baking dish -- it's so cheerful. The bars look fabulous.

Pamela said...

They look gorgeous. Love your pictures. I froze mine and they were pretty darned tasty right out of the freezer. It did make SO MANY!

Lynnylu said...

Decadent bars-weren't they? Yours look perfect. I should have photographed mine after they had been in the fridge longer.

Kurdistan said...

wow looks so delicious cant wait to try it

Kurdistan said...

sounds good cant wait to try it

Shandy said...

Kurdistan , the bars were delicious and thank you =)