I like these bars, but not quite as much as I thought I would. And Larry thinks they’re just so-so (I know why – it’s the candied orange peel. He’s not crazy about orange-flavored desserts).
There’s a lot of work that goes into the bars. Orange peel to be candied, sweet crust to be made and rolled out, filling to be made – including the sugar, that’s taken to soft ball stage before the chunky stuff is mixed in.
There isn’t anything wrong with these. They’re nice, kind of like a sticky granola bar. I like the honey flavor and the sweet dough. But it’s probably more work than I’m willing to put in for a bar that isn’t the best one I’ve ever eaten. The recipe is posted on Leite’s Culinaria.
- Honeycomb Bars (Baked: New Frontiers in Baking, p. 126)