TWD: Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars


I’m pretty darn  sure that this is the is the first cookie I have ever rejected warm from the oven.

Like a good lasagna, however, it was far better the second day.

almost candy bars

The batter has (or rather, batters have, since yu have to make the cookie dough and then the chocolate layer) just about everything: oatmeal, peanuts, craisins, chocolate and lots brown sugar. Bakers divide the cookie dough into two parts, spread one in the bottom of the pan, slather with a gooey chocolate mess, and then drop more cookie dough on top.  It’s fun. It’s ok if it’s sloppy. What’s not to like?

Maybe it’s the warm craisins, but these are just not good straight from the oven. Even The Other Eater in this Household said “they’re ok” - a significant rejection, given that his usual criteria for Dorie’s creations include 1) is it good? and 2) did it kill me?

So, I split the tray of cookies in two and took a plate to work with me the next day.  They were a hit!  I didn’t understand it, so I had to try another, and I agreed! Far better than the first day I had baked them.  Who would have guessed?

You can find the recipe here, at Confectiona’s Realm.  They are far easier to put together than the list of ingredients makes them look.


2 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. I wish I had tried them warm, just to see. Maybe next time. Thanks for baking with me this week!

    January 21st, 2010

  2. I hate when that happens. You try it the first time and it’s not so good . Then for some odd reason you decide a day or two later to give it another go before tossing it only to find out that it’s awesome.

    Happy Friday!
    ~ingrid

    January 22nd, 2010

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