Tuesdays With Dorie – Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars

by Jessica on January 19, 2010

Missed the gym last night, but I totally toned my right arm by “stirring” in the oatmeal and cashews into the batter! Geez, it was tough!

After reading this week’s P&Q (an absolute lifesaver – love whoever came up with this idea!), I ended up halving the recipe. I also subbed heavy cream for the condensed milk and it turned out great! These tiny squares are packed with sweetness, but they’re oh-so-good. Definitely refrigerate them before cutting them up… makes it easier and they’re SO yummy chilled!

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Lillian of Confectiona’s Realm has this week’s recipe on her blog… and don’t forget to check out the other TWDers here! 🙂

Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars (pgs. 114-115)
Source: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Romaine January 19, 2010 at 7:19 am

Heavy cream? Why didn’t I think of that? Instead, I made my own sweetened condensed milk because I didn’t have any. But these bars didn’t need more sugar. Yours look wonderful!

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2 chocolatechic January 19, 2010 at 11:09 am

I didn’t chill mine….and I don’t know why.

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3 Spike January 19, 2010 at 11:12 am

looks good- worth skipping (or extra) trips to the gym!

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4 Mary January 19, 2010 at 11:53 am

They look great and cashews sound amazing! I preferred mine at room temperature, so I’m keeping them in the fridge so I don’t eat them all at once!

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5 Amy (Sing For Your Supper) January 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm

They look great! I liked them chilled too, but I have to say they were pretty darn good luke-warm as well!!

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6 Eliana January 19, 2010 at 1:23 pm

they look absolutely delicious.

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7 pamela January 19, 2010 at 2:00 pm

They look terrific and the cream was a good idea in place of the condensed milk. And you should try them straight outta the freezer!

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8 Karen January 19, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I think your workout stirring totally counts. 🙂 Glad you liked these!

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9 Susan January 19, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I will have to remember that heavy cream instead of sweetened condensed milk. I will vouch for you getting your workout in making these. 🙂

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10 Katrina January 19, 2010 at 11:37 pm

My KA did the workout for these. Sigh! I suppose it’s a good thing I didn’t eat much of them, can’t risk that! 😉 But these are de-lish. Cashews sound great!

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11 Kayte January 20, 2010 at 11:28 am

Those dots in the background make it look like confetti at a party, and with them all stacked up like this, it feels like a party! They look great. The guys, of course, loved them! In fact, I made another batch this morning as a bunch of them are watching Big Ten Basketball over here tonight and I was certain this sort of thing would be much appreciated. Yours look just wonderfully fun.

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12 Lynne January 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Great idea using the heavy cream! I refrigerated mine overnight and was amazed at the difference in flavor. I may become a chocolate convert after all. Yours look fabulous! Maybe you could make another batch and use your left arm to even out the muscles-Hah!

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13 Teanna January 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Between cutting them and lifting them, these bars did provide quite a workout! They look gorgeous!

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14 Michelle January 21, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Great looking bars. I loved them too and thought they were much better then candy bars!!

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15 Margaret January 23, 2010 at 1:03 am

Also used cashews. Completely different flavor. Heavy cream would be good.

love you stack of YUM!

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16 uclala January 24, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Thanks for reminding me that I did work out the day I baked these cookies – HAH!
Your cookies look wonderful and I love the blue backdrop – it looks so fun! =) I must be the oddball of the group, I didn’t think these cookies were too sweet at all! Yipes.

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17 Tracey January 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Haha agreed – there were a lot of ingredients and it was NOT easy to get them all mixed together. Yours look terrific! These were a bit too rich for me but I’m glad you enjoyed them! I sent the rest to work with my hubs and they were very popular with his coworkers.

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