I am the type who is already daydreaming about Halloween in January, so Lillian’s choice of Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars for TWD was alright by me! Chocolatey, peanutty goo sandwiched between two layers of oatmeal chew make for a fine candy bar approximation, especially when cut into fun-size bars.
The original recipe yields a bit too much (actually a lot too much!) for just two people, so I made a third of it in a loaf pan. For me it was a little too heavy on the oat mixture. If I make it again, I’ll go with 1/4 of the oat mixture and 1/3 of the chocolate goo. A little extra chocolate is always a good thing! Also, I left out the raisins in the chocolate layer. Something about that was a little too reminiscent of a Chunky Bar…despite what Nestlé’s website says, that combo does not bring back fond memories. The peanuts alone were plenty tasty.
I thought the oatmeal layer was just right, but mine weren’t actually refrigerated (just kept outside), so maybe that made the difference. I’m glad you liked them. Thanks for baking along with me this week.
They look just perfect, seriously, a more perfect photo of them I cannot imagine. I made a full batch, kept half here, sent the other half to the swim meet hospitality room. Today they begged me to make another batch, so I baked a whole one, put half in the freezer to take to an event this weekend, filled the covered cake stand with the other half and half of those are gone already. I don’t eat chocolate, Alex is hypoglycemic and rarely indulges in much sweet stuff, so I am thinking Mark and Matt better slow down with the eating of these bars…okay maybe not Matt as he swims 5 hours a day 6 days a week, but Mark is loving these a little too much!