Tuesday, January 19, 2010
TWD - Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars
Chocolate, peanuts, raisins and peanut butter in a crunchy oatmeal crust. What's not to love?!?
Lillian of Confectiona's Realm must have felt the same way, because she zeroed in on these delicious and addictive treats for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie pick. I made these with Kayte and Tracey. We tweeted our progress and questions and I had so much fun doing bake alongs with them.
This recipe was pretty easy to put together, and you put aside some of the crust to use for the topping. The middle layer is a chocolate and peanut butter concoction that has raisins and peanuts mixed in. Dorie points out that the topping is supposed to be fun, so not to obsess too much about making it uniform. So I just tossed chunks of the topping on the top and baked it. I should have taken more time to apply it evenly as it didn't melt down evenly. Dorie suggests the recipe makes 32 bars but they are so rich that I cut mine into 64 pieces.
Initially, I wasn't thrilled with these because they seemed too sweet, but as my taste buds adapted to the raisins, I had to admit they were good. They were very popular at work. If you'd like the recipe, Lillian will have it posted, or why don't you just buy the book?
Thanks, Lillian, for picking such a winner for us!