Friday, October 15, 2010

too good

These are too good not to share.
I wanted to do some homebaking but i also wanted them jampacked with goodness to balance out the butter and sugar, y'know?

This is what i came up with. Something totally new. I followed a recipe. Well, okay, i tweaked it a little and cut down the sugar and sneaked in quinoa flakes. They came out insanely good. Disappeared fast and a request for another batch for the weekend followed thereafter.
I give you...Chocolate Nut bars. (I need to rename these, what a lame name, any suggestions?)

Going, going, gone.
Chocolate Nut bars
125 g butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp vanilla essence
2 tbls cocoa
1 ¼ cups corn flakes
¾ cup coconut
¼ cup chopped nuts of choice, we used almonds.
(We chucked in a few chocolate chips, chopped organic apricots and quinoa flakes.
I also forgot the egg first time round and it was a bit crumbly but still wonderful)

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa together. Mix into creamed mixture. Add cornflakes, coconut and nuts, mix ing well. Press mixture into a greased 20 x 30 tin. Bake at 180 c for 30 minutes. When cold ice with chocolate icing (we went with drizzling melted dark choc on the top) and cut into bars. Makes 30.

Tweaked from the Edmonds Cookery book. (A famous NZ cookbook, we all have one) 1992 ed.

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