Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TWD - Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars


Every now and again, a Dorie recipe makes me go weak at the knees - literally. Unfortunately, this normally happens when the recipe is very, very naughty from a nutritional perspective. And so it was this week. Our TWD host, Lillian of Confectioner's Realm, chose Dorie's Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars.

Let me tell you folks, these bars are not almost candy bars - they ARE candy bars! They consist of a buttery, oaty base, onto which is slathered a rich, fudgy filling comprised of condensed milk and chocolate and studded with dried fruit (Dorie chose raisins, I chose cranberries), then topped with more of the oaty dough. The resulting taste is out of this world - or to quote the Hoodoo Gurus,
Like Wow, Wipeout!

The bad news is that they contain 350g of chocolate, nearly 2 cups of peanuts, a tin of condensed milk and over 200g of butter - so I had to shut my eyes and nonchalantly ignore these facts while I consumed 2 of these bars. But did I tell you how good these are ...


I cut my bars into 60 pieces - Dorie only got 32, so hers must have been enormous. My small squares of decadence were enough to satisfy me, so I am content to leave them this size if I make them again. (I would love to, but would need some occasion where there are LOTS of people who can take these away from me.)


For the recipe, go to L
illian's website. And to drool over these bars some more, visit some other TWD members via the TWD blogroll.

25 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

I would have made them enourmous. I am a pig like that.

jillbert said...

I agree that these are out of this world! You didn't need to summarize all the bad news ingredients...but we know that's why they were so good. I cut them into 60 also and one piece was enough to satisfy me. I guess that's the good news.

Jennifer said...

Your bars look amazing!!!!! These were truly delicious!

Food.Baby said...

Oh they sound fantastic! I'll put these on my list to make seeing i'm sitting out this month.

margot said...

Your bars look yummy! Cutting them small is the way to go: not only are they decadent, they're very filling (I just ate one about ten minutes ago).

Amanda said...

I'm so glad you loved these! I thought they were pretty good :) I also used cranberries!

LDH said...

So fun visiting other TWD bakers! I have only been participating since October. I have enjoyed visiting with you and perusing very nice your posts. Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!
Kindly, ldh

adele said...

Condensed milk and chocolate? Oh my. I think my tastebuds approve of this idea, but my teeth are wincing a little.

Ellie said...

Almost candy!! I almost want to eat them off the screen.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Haha isn't that always the way. The things that are so naughty are so good! :D

natalia said...

They were good but very naughty ! Luckily I made half batch !!

Romaine said...

You are right! These ARE candy. Too rich for me and your description confirms why. :-) Pictures are harmless. Right? Enjoyed yours.

vickys said...

I love it when it's time for a TWD post! It always gets me in the mood for a decadent dessert. :) Your bars look yummy. So I may need more than 1 of the 60 pieces. :)

chocolatechic said...

Fruit does not belong in candy bars.

Therefore, I didn't add raisins.

I did however, up the ante with these...muahahahahahah

Barbara said...

Yummy! Some of my favorite ingredients. All decadent. Small pieces, please. (although I would eat so many that I should have just cut one enormous one!)

Mary said...

You mean the oats don't make them a healthy breakfast choice? Oh no! Too late now. Mmmm.

Kim said...

Glad you enjoyed these. They look great.

Clivia said...

Trust a lawyer to show us the truth - these are candy bars. And darn good ones too!
Is that a cupcake plate? It might need its own photo.

The Blonde Duck said...

You could send in other pies!

Kayte said...

LOL on the very naughty from a nutritional perspective. Yep, I imagine they were. Didn't stop the swimmer from inhaling them...of course, he swims 5 hours a day, six days a week, so we know where all that goes! Yours look lovely, and I cut mine into 48 pieces...60 looks even better.

Susan said...

I think the oatmeal and raisins, or cranberries, make these healthy, doesn't it??? That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :) Yours look great!

Johanna GGG said...

these look amazing - I would cut them small so I could eat more pieces - and I would love to eat lots and lots of this chocolate and condensed milk are a favourite combination - and I think the oats make it a health food :-)

Lauryn said...

your bars look great!! They were indeed decadent, so cutting them into small squares was the way to go!!! great job!

Leslie said...

These were so delicious that I regret I don't have any to enjoy while reading everyone's posts. I had to will myself not to think about all those things you mentioned.

Isabelle said...

These were a total hit at my house!
Your bars look amazing!