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 Lillian's website. And to drool over these bars some more, visit some other TWD members via the TWD blogroll.