Thursday, August 30, 2007
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Energy Bars
Wow, Kirsten baked something?!!?? Well...sort-of.
The nice people over at Matisse and Jack's sent me a sample of their TrailBlaze Bake-At-Home Oatmeal Energy bar mix and surprising me a bit, the finished product was great!
I love the idea of a healthier, more environmentally sensitive snack bar/breakfast bar/energy bar, but sometimes those sorts of products taste so awful they aren't worth the trouble. Not these!
Literally easier than instant brownies, I made these in minutes. I liked them enough that I ate a half of a bar with a glass of wine while reading in bed. Only the elite snacks earn that spot, so I can confidently say that if you live in Northern California or British Columbia, grab a box at the store and give these a try - or if you live anywhere else, buy a box online.
There are several ways to make them (different wet ingredients), but below is my recipe.
Anyone know of any good not-from-a-mix bar recipes? I have been wanting to try make a granola bar at home, so please post a comment or send a link if you know of one!
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Energy Bars:
(makes 9-12 bars, depending on how you cut em)
1 box Matisse and Jacks Trailblaze Bake-at-Home Oatmeal Energy bar mix (I tried chocolate chip)
2/3 c unsweetened applesauce
1/2 c 2% Greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 c crushed high-quality 70% or more cacao dark chocolate (or choc chips)
Mix all ingredients except chocolate. Spread into a lightly greased 8 x 8 baking pan. Sprinkle chocolate pieces over top. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. Let cool, cut and serve (or store for eating later on-the-go).