Tuesday, January 19, 2010

TWD: Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Lillian of Confectiona's Realm. She chose the Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars. These start off with an oatmeal-peanut layer of cookie dough. Then comes a chocolate layer with peanuts and raisins (I used golden). I don't know how to describe this layer - sort of like a ganache, but not as rich. Then you sprinkle on more of the cookie dough, which was reserved earlier. Pretty easy, and pretty quick, too, to make. Not to eat, because then you wait two hours and some more in the fridge (we only waited about one - they looked so good and were delicious warm from the oven).
If you baked along this week, you might think mine look really thick. That's because I used my new toy, this pan. It is smaller than a 9x13, which is what the recipe called for, but it says to use recipes meant for a 9x13. It just barely fit, but I love this pan because it cuts the squares for you, and it's all edges. But, these bars are very rich, so we cut each of them in half and ended up with 36 squares (Dorie says 32, but oh well).
They were delicious! All of my taste-testers liked them, and we will definitely be making these again. Oh, and in the P&Q on the TWD website, people were complaining about the raisins, but I actually enjoyed them in the cookie - it would have seemed too rich and chocolate-y without them. If you want to try for yourself, you can buy the book or find the recipe here. Enjoy!


chocolatechic said...


I didn't add raisins or cinnamon.

Mary said...

Neat pan! I didn't use the raisins or peanuts, and they were nice. i used bittersweet chocolate, so maybe that kept them from being too sweet. Definitely rich, though!

Sophia said...

thank you :)

Mimi said...

These were a big hit at my house. I like your new pan, I think I have pan envy.

Sophia said...

haha thanks mimi