Initial reports from the other bakers on these bars (which aren’t actually baked) were mixed, so I was skeptical. Plus, they’re a big jumble of peanuts and peanut butter and white chocolate and pretzels. I’m not someone who likes a big jumble of stuff mixed together. And ew, peanuts.
I didn’t expect Larry to like these, either, since he usually doesn’t like peanut flavored desserts. But I made them, and as I was cutting them into squares, we kept snacking on them. They’re addictive. I like them, strangely enough. They’re salty and crunchy in just the right way.
I inadvertently made one modification to the recipe, which I think may have been for the better. I was short a couple of ounces of pretzels, but I still used the full amount of everything else. The recipe didn’t quite fill up a 9×13 pan, but it really wasn’t an issue – they didn’t ooze all over after I propped them up. I ended up with nicely flavored bars that didn’t crumble at all.
For the recipe and to see how the other Baked Sunday Mornings bakers fared, head over to Baked Sunday Mornings.
- Bale Bars (Baked Elements, p. 37)