Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TWD - Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars


I enjoy squares so I don't know why I rarely make them. I think it's those layers. Layers mean bowls and bowls mean a messy kitchen. Or maybe it's that they are usually so darn sweet. All that condensed milk and coconut.

Well, this recipe had the condensed milk but paired with lovely dark chocolate. The recipe also calls for raisins. I used giant Thompsons which gave the filling a date bar texture. Dense and satisfying without the tooth-rattling sweetness. Sandwich that between two simple layers of oatmeal and walnuts. We liked it very much. Perfect with milk or a cup of tea!

Thanks to Confectiona's Realm for choosing this recipe. Please check out her blog for the complete details.

29 comments:

  1. Something about your pictures is so....ethereal. Love em.

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  2. How pretty to see this little bar on the edge of a saucer alongside a cup of tea!

    You did a beautiful job!!!!

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  3. Wonderful photo ! I'm happy you loved them too !

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  4. I would have liked the raisins and I think walnuts are a better pairing with them, but had to change it all up so "my boys" would eat these. They look great.

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  5. Beautiful.

    I didn't add raisins, but peanut butter chips instead

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  6. I can't make treats like these too often either- I like them way too much!

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  7. That photo is amazing. It took me a minute to get my bearings and figure out where the cup ended and the plate began and how the bar fit into the overall picture. Very artistic! I really liked these bars, too.

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  8. Your bars look delicious, especially along side the tea!

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  9. These look yummy. I would love a cup of tea right about now and one of these bars.

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  10. Your bars look perfect, beautiful pictures.
    Mimi

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  11. Bars are great - no in and out of the oven, you know? One pan and poof! Lots of treats.

    But that could be a bad thing, too.

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  12. Love those sky-high bars perched on the saucer! Walnuts would be great in these, I'm sure.

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  13. I'm excited to be a new member of TWD. These bars were delish! I would like to try them with dried cherries and walnuts. Perfect bars to share! Love your photos.

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  14. These were devine - I have to avert my eyes so I am not tempted to track down the last few of the ones I made.

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  15. Such a pretty picture. Sunshine, cup of tea, and a yummy bar to enjoy. Looks perfect!

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  16. As I go to different blogs, I see this cookie looks very much the same with minor variations. I made mine round but cut it into bars. My daughter wanted me to leave it like a cake or pie and it would have worked that way but cut into pieces, the wedges probably would have been too big.

    Love your photo.

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  17. Very wise to have cut them in smaller bite sizes! LOL I went further I made only half the recipe!

    Very well done Clivia!

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  18. I agree, they were wonderful. I like the idea of a date bar texture... yum!

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  19. We really liked these as well. I'm among the raisin fans!

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  20. Beautiful photos! These are definitely satisfying, you just need a tiny square to get a perfect sweet fix.

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  21. Your photos of these are beautiful! I just love the light play in them. I am like you, OMW the utensils and bowls this required to make...LOL...and it took me an hour to assemble it all. That said, the guys absolutely loved them, as I am sure you were betting on anyway. Yours look wonderful.

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  23. I hadn't really thought about the extra bowls, etc, but that is a good point - maybe that is why I don't find myself making bars too often either.

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  24. These were delicious, and yours looks so tempting alongside the cup of tea!

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  25. I ate mine with milk. I mean I GOBBLED up mine with milk! ;)

    Yours look great with that cup of tea. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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  26. Perfect.

    These were good. Mine were awfully sweet.

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  27. Hey, I love bars too but rarely make them (unless they're in brownie form). I agree--these were fab and way too munchable.

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  28. Your cookie looks so inviting - especially with a nice cup of tea! =)
    Giant Thompsons are giving me the heebie jeebies, can you tell I don't like raisins? The thought of giant ones, yeesh.

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  29. Your bars looks fantastic, these were so sweet but really good.

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