I’ve been making these candy bars, I mean energy bars, for a few months. The ingredients are Oats, Honey, Peanut Butter, Chocolate, Salt.
4 Ingredients, all organic.
I was telling my Sister, Molly, that I was making these yesterday and her response was immediate, “disgusting, glad I’m not there, way to ruin chocolate.” I know.
For decades, I believed nuts and chocolate should not be mixed, with exceptions for peanut butter cups, because. Then, energy bars.
That chocolate top would be hard as a rock, except that I mix peanut butter, less than half but enough, into the melted 70% TCHO Chips. When the chocolate hardens on top, it is softer and manageable for cutting and biting, with a rich and full bodied mouth feel and flavor. I’ve tried coconut and that works also, with a different feel that you have to commit to. The peanut butter in the chocolate compliments the peanut butter and honey mixed in the oats, which keeps the whole mixture stuck together.
Which is the point.
Mix Stars together, like Peanut Butter and Chocolate and Honey and Oats, make something unique and better. Like Energy Bars.
I’m using exact portions. 1 cup of honey with 1 cup of peanut butter, mix then add 2 cups of oats.
Press firmly. A secret is to use parchment paper and a pint glass to push down.
I put chocolate chips on top. Dark, 70% Ghirardelli, and mush them in.
Pour the chocolate and peanut butter mix on top, spread evenly, sprinkle salt because you can across the top, refrigerate!
These take 30 minutes to whip up and you have amazing treats in your fridge all week.
The best thing you can do is alter this recipe to your taste. That’s called putting it in the mix?
Celebrate our unique differences, and create something together that is better.