I can't explain how good these are. They are perfect snacks for camping/hiking trips. a great thing about them is that you can add or take away some ingredients, like the peanuts. I like to put in mini m&m's. My husband loves this stuff, but tells me I can only make it once a year, usually during the summer when we go on a big camping trip, mainly because of it's fat/sugar content - you have to be careful with this stuff- it's addicting! and I'm not sure about the servings, i just guessed :) UPDATE: Sorry about the typing error with the heating times, it is correct now.
- preheat oven to 350.
- in a large bowl stir all the ingredients together.
- Press 1/2 inch thick onto a 9x18 inch cookie sheet.
- bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, until the mixture is bubbly,
- Remove from oven and let cool (this is very important, it will become very crumbly if you don't allow it to cool completely)
- Cut into small pieces and enjoy!
The taste for this is 5 stars, however, I was confused by the temperature differences, between pre-heating and cooking, and wasn't really sure what temperature this should be cooked at...That said, I really loved the way they tasted, and wasn't willing to give up on them. I halved the recipe, and added 1 cup of semi-sweet morsels, 1 cup of white chocolate morsels, 1 cup of whole almonds (for texture) and 3/4 c. chopped pecans, for personal preference. I mixed the ingredients up, as directed, but when I went to put in the oven, the recipe said to bake at a different temperature than it had been pre-heated to; I waffled, and put it in, as stated, and dropped the temperature. It came out, and I was hoping it would stick together, but, that didn't happen. I ended up squeezing them into balls, as Pneuma mentioned, and re-baking them for about 20 minutes at 275 degrees. That seemed to be the ticket! They are so yummy! My DS (5 y.o.) wanted 2 for dessert tonight. One of the highest compliments, IMO. Thanks for sharing, cookin_nurse. Made for Fall PAC '09.
I'm supposed to be eating real food, but why am I eating this first? I can't stop! So good! I used sugar substitute with this so I won't feel guilty eating this.Sure there were others that didn't settle or harden together that I had to squeeze them into balls (makes me wonder if Almond Roca was done the same way ;) ) but I love everything in it! The bars were crunchy sweet chocolaty. I don't think I'd want to buy expensive granola bars when I can make these instead. Thanks for sharing! Made for PAC Fall 2008.