Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Eatmore Bars, take one...

Sometimes you just have to break down and make your own treats.

Eatmore Bars, take one
I know this because I just ate my last Eatmore bar, and I'm already craving another one.

You can't buy Eatmore bars in the US.
Why?
I have no idea.

I have to wait until I either make my way to Canada to visit family or have a friend bring me some.
Which a friend did, not too long ago.
And I appreciated it/them very much.
Then I ate them.
The last one today.
sigh.

But I'm gonna try my hand at making my own.  Awhile back I googled and goggled at all the Eatmore lookalike recipes online.
Then I bookmarked some, and thought I would wait until Christmas to make some, but it ain't gonna happen.

I want one now!
Or maybe tomorrow.

So I went online and looked at all kinds of Eatmore Bar recipes and decided to try this one.  I got from here.
I did play with it a little, not much though.  I used Chunky Peanut Butter.   And while the taste is pretty good, it's no Eatmore Bar, so I will continue to try new recipes.  The honey overpowered the taste a little, and they're not chewy either.

 More like a candy bar.  So this batch will go into the freezer and I'll dip into them from time to time.  But I did realize that even if they're not an Eatmore, they're a great energy bar.  I mean Peanuts, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, Honey, all great sources of energy.  The chocolate is just there for flavoring.
Yeah right...

Recipe:   Makes one 9x13 pan and one 8x8 pan, if spread out thinly. 

1 c. Chunky peanut butter
3/4 c. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. oatmeal, not the quick cooking one
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. peanuts, dry roasted, lightly chopped. 

Mix the Peanut Butter and Honey in a large sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Peanut Butter and Honey

Peanut Butter and Honey, heated together
Add the vanilla.  
Peanuts and Mezzaluna
Remove from heat and pour over the chocolate, oatmeal and peanuts. 

Spread into a greased 9x13 pan, if you want thin bars, or into a 9x9 pan if you want thicker bars.
Eatmore mixture spread in pan
   Chill at least an hour and then cut into bars and serve. 

*** Next time I make these, I'll place a sheet of parchment paper on the bottom of the pan before I place the bar mixture in there.  These were not easy to get out even though I sprayed the pan with cooking spray first. 

This was only my first try, I'm going to go and have fun making more.   
Just gotta get to the store to resupply.

This recipe was also shared on Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Sid Munkholm
Sid Munkholm

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

2 comments:

  1. I wish I could just take one of your bars, they look delicious! Hope you have a very special Fathers Day Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you and thanks for allowing me to participate in Full Plate Thursday.

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