Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars - Tuesdays with Dorie

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars (Tuesdays with Dorie)
Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Lillian of Confectiona’s Realm picked Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars, pages 114 and 115 of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.

Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars (Tuesdays with Dorie)
I followed the directions except I subbed dried cranberries for the raisins. These cookies are really rich so I cut them into small squares.

Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars (Tuesdays with Dorie) Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars (Tuesdays with Dorie)
These cookies have a bunch of candy-bar like ingredients: peanuts, oatmeal, raisins (or dried cranberries), and a chocolate center.

Be sure to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers!

Confectiona’s Realm's blog
Baking: From My Home to Yours (pages 114 and 115)
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Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

I love that you used cranberries in these bars. I was so tempted to sub cranberries for raisins, but I chickened out at the last minute and just used peanuts. I'll have to try cranberries next time. Your bars look awesome, I love the peanut cranberry goodness suspended in the chocolate layer.

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

I like that you subbed in dried cranberries, I bet that tasted good in these! They look perfecT!

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

we're on the same wavelength...I went the cranberry route too, and was really happy with how yummy they turned out.

erin said... [Reply to comment]

I couldn't quite get myself to put raisins or cranberries in but your bars look delicious! I may have to try cranberries if I make these again!

vanillasugarblog said... [Reply to comment]

that looks so good!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

Your bars look perfect!!!!!

Federica Simoni said... [Reply to comment]

wow che delizia!

Soy*Baby said... [Reply to comment]

They look yummy. The cranberries sound like a great addition.

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

They look pictrue perfect - as I would expect of anything you do.

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

I'm surprised you didn't try to make these in a bundt pan! :)

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

How did you get yours to look so...pretty? Dried cranberries sound like they would be delicious additions.

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I think yours have the perfect balance of oat layers to chocolate! I skipped the raisins and peanuts, so found my middle layer a bit thin. Still pretty good, though!

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

I definitely would have replaced the raisins also. These look very rich!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Yours look great! I almost used cranberries, but I chickened out too at the last minute!

DailyChef said... [Reply to comment]

I love these! And with oatmeal, they have to be healthy, right? ;)

mike said... [Reply to comment]

Good call on the fruit replacement - raisins were just so.... "ick"! These look spectacular - and love the prep photos!

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

They looks so chunky and hearty and sweet- yum!

Sook said... [Reply to comment]

Ah, I want a bite of that right now! I'm so sweet deprived!

Susan said... [Reply to comment]

Your bars look perfect! I had cranberries on hand, but they weren't dried. I went with raisins, which I love with chocolate.

Jacque said... [Reply to comment]

Ooh, yum! Your pictures look like they belong in Dorie's book.

Jodie said... [Reply to comment]

Looks great. Good call on cutting them small. SO rich!

Carol Peterman/TableFare said... [Reply to comment]

What lovely looking bars! A lot of TWDers went the cranberry route and I love that idea. I have made a note in my book for next time.

Susan from Food Blogga said... [Reply to comment]

I just love that recipe name! And your pics look better than a professional's!

Jelli said... [Reply to comment]

These sound downright blissful. Great photos!

Hindy said... [Reply to comment]

I'll bet cranberries added a nice bite to the taste. Raisins added only texture. Lovely photos!

PheMom said... [Reply to comment]

I think I chopped the peanuts really small and not so course - I like how you can see clean cut chunks of peanut in the chocolate layer on your bars.

Mimi said... [Reply to comment]

Cranberries seem to be one of the more popular substitution for those ever controversial raisins.

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

those look really good, and i like the way your topping spread when it baked. mine stayed loose and crumbly. yours looks better.

Flourchild said... [Reply to comment]

Your bars look great. I loved this recipe too!

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

You win the best looking oatmeal chocolate bars on Earth.

Yours look incredible.

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Yum looks like yours turned out perfect!

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker said... [Reply to comment]

Those bars look so perfect and so yummy

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