January 19

Have you ever met someone that was difficult to get to know.

You really want to get to know them, but they have this hard crusty shell.

But once you break through, they are just the sweetest people, and you just can not get enough of them.

That is exactly how today’s TWD recipe of Chocolate Oatmeal Almost Candy Bars, that Lillian of Confectiona’s Realm picked for today was.

A thick oatmeal cookie base.

Then a rich chewy chocolate layer, with chopped nuts.

It was supposed to have raisins in the chocolate layer, but ewwwwwwwwww raisins!

Shoot me now!

And then a bit of the base for the top.

It was supposed to have cinnamon in the cookie layer, but I didn’t include it for one reason.

I put Reeses peanut butter chips in the topping, and I didn’t think that cinnamon would go with the theme of chocolate and peanut butter.

This was a fun, quick and easy dessert.

It was fabulous tasting, and I plan on making this again and again.

If you’d like to make these, go check out Lillian’s blog.Β Β  She has the recipe.

Make sure you have a full glass of milk to drink when you eat these, because they are rich!


A thick heavy oatmeal base.

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50 thoughts on “January 19”

  1. OMW you really know how to up the recipe this week! Most week actually, but this one has just got to put it right over the top. Matt could not get enough of these. Matter of fact, making another batch today and hiding half of it in the freezer to pull out later. Your photos are outstanding, as always.

  2. Mmm, using the peanut butter chips was a fantastic idea. I debated using Skor bits but eventually settled on substituting nothing for the rasins. Your bars look absolutely delicious. Great job as always!

  3. These really are delish. I enjoyed checking out your blog–fun! My son is in Texas. It is cold enough I think the bars will be ok in the mail. Packages from home are always fun.

  4. Peanut butter chips are brilliant, although I think the cinnamon would have worked just fine with them. (Cinnamon goes with everything!) Ooh, that gives me an idea: Maybe I’ll try them with almonds and cinnamon chips. So many options! Thanks for baking with me this week!

  5. LOL – I love your analogy between these bars and a difficult to know person. Peanut butter chips – yum! We don’t get those here, sadly. Your bars look great.

  6. I was wishing for peanut butter chips when I was putting these together. If anything could improve these bars it would be peanut butter. I loved these. And ick to raisins!

  7. I have been seeing these bars everywhere on the baking blogs but I must say, none have got my mouth watering quite like your photos! That one of the chocolate looks so decadent and delicious-you’ve convinced me to give this recipe a try πŸ™‚

  8. I must admit that those look so very good it was hard not to lean forward and lick the screen of my laptop!

    You are so mean to torture your friends with such photos….I’m trying to control my diet more.

  9. You take the most beautiful pictures!
    I’m with you on raisins, bleah.
    Is it bad that I thought it needed more chocolate? I have a big sweet tooth too…

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