I can hear the groans. ANOTHER recipe post.
Eh, you’ll thank me.
Also all I’ve been doing lately is baking and working out. Makes sense. But just wait. There is a lot of DIY goodness planned for next week. If I stop baking and working out. I just love kettlebells. And sugar.
Yesterday I almost forgot that I needed to whip up something for the very first craft night with Newlywoodwards. (More on that next week.) I also wanted it to double as a blog post. Two birds. One stone. I dug through my recipe box and came up with an oldie but a goody.
O’ Henry bars a family favorite. Yesterday was my first time making them. I Googled the name to see if there are other recipes like this out there. Only a few. It probably has another name. Keep in mind, they are nothing like the candy bar with the same name. Go figure. They look like a Midwest thing.
I like that they have oats in them. This way you have a nice comeback when your husband says “I thought you were eating healthy this week?” You can say, “I am. There are oats and peanut butter in here.” Basically I consider them a non-healthy granola bar. (Kim didn’t agree.)
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 6 cups oats
- I used Old-fashioned Oats but Quick Oats are fine as well.
- 1 cup melted butter
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 4 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 c. white corn syrup
- 1/2 package chocolate chips
- 1/2 package butterscotch chips
- 3/4 c. peanut butter.
Mix oatmeal, butter, brown sugar, vanilla and white corn syrup together. Spread into a cake pan.
Bake 15 minutes at 375. Cool.
Melt chips. (I did this in the microwave. The stovetop is just fine too.) Add peanut butter. Spread onto cooled layer.
Eat ‘em up. And then go do a kettlebell work out!
These bars are pretty hard to make look pretty. But trust me. Deliciousness.
(There is a fine line between done and not done with these bars. Mine were a tish uncooked and they fell apart a little. If you cook them too much, they will be hard. I prefer the fall apart route and to eat it with a spoon!)
Have you heard of O’Henry Bars? Who is pumped for DIY posts next week? Big week-end plans?