Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars


 I don't even know where to begin describing these cookie.  Holy Cow Batman! comes to mind.  I have to tell you these really blew my mind.  I guess I wasn't sure about the combination.  Weird huh.  I mean what's not to love?  Dories original recipe had raisins in it along with peanuts.  I guess that's the part that wasn't working for me.  Well, my daughter and I just decided to omit the raisins and switch the nuts to walnuts and bake up a batch.  These were so off the charts delicious.  I couldn't believe it.  The recipe makes a large bunch but we went through it like it was a tiny amount.  It was almost embarrassing.  Well, anyway, if you haven't tried these yet you are truly in for a very sweet treat! 

This recipe is at my new site. Hope to see you there :) I've posted a lot of new things.

Here's the home address:  http://www.gonnawantseconds.com/


85 comments:

  1. Oh I want one! These look so good!!!!

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  2. Oh my lands!! These are some of my favorite cookies ever! :-) What marvy memories you just brought back. :-)

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  3. Mom mom used to make these when I was a kid! So glad to have found them again...I can't wait to make them!

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  4. Beautiful photography. Purely indulgent bars.

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  5. Wow...all my favorites:chocolate, oatmeal and bars! I will be making these! :) They look delicious!

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  6. Wow is right! I love that beautiful chocolate stripe in the middle!

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  7. These look delicious! I could talk myself into eating dozens of these. After all, they must be healthy if they have oatmeal, right?

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  8. Oh, my gosh.
    Delicious cookies, awesome photos.
    Well done x

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  9. Wow, my mouth is watering! These look excellent and I'm printing this for a rainy day. (I hope it rains soon.)

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  10. These look so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Oh my ! Am drooling looking at them...awesome

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  12. Mowie-wowie, these look so good! I can't wait to try them out. P.S. Thanks for stoppin' by my blog! :o)

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  13. Oh my, these look dangerously good. I had seen them flipping through the pages of the Dorie Greenspan book but was kind of turned off by the raisins as well. I will have to give your version a try though.

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  14. Those look so delicious! Definitely have to put these on my must-bake list!

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  15. I made these a while back and they were awesome! My daughter asks me to make them again about once a week. Your photos are beautiful.

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  16. Aren't these just amazing?! I made them for Tuesdays With Dorie a few months back and I absolutely could NOT stop eating them!! Yours look completely perfect!

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  17. These were a big hit when I made them with TWD. You didn't miss anything by leaving out the raisins.
    Mimi

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  18. I NEED to make these now! You always come up with the best recipes ~ thanks!

    Jo

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  19. Oh yes, these sound amazing! I have thought about making these ever since I saw them on TWD. Your pictures make me want them now!

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  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!
    Wow..these cookies look SO good! Yummy!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Take care Kathleen!

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  21. yummm, now that will certainly be gone in seconds ;) have a nice week end

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  22. Hi Kathleen! So nice to meet you!

    I made these a few months ago with "Tuesdays With Dorie" bakers. They are one of my favorites I have tried in the cookbook so far. Yours look delicious!

    Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

    Kindly, ldh

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  23. une recette très gourmande j'adore
    bonne journée

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  24. Holy cow! I think I could devour a whole tray of these. Bar cookies like this are definitely the way to go. These look super delicious.

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  25. I just made a chicken Caesar salad with your recipe - it was just delicious!

    These bars look so good. I love your changes to the original recipe. I prefer walnuts to peanuts. Yummy!

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  26. Oh my , can I have couple of pieces with my cup of tea ...these are awesome. I bookmarked your recipe , i like to give it a try.

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  27. These look like wonderful cookie bars. I would have taken out the raisins too.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate the visit.

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  28. I agree, these were awesome. You're making me hungry!

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  29. I want one (or five) right now! Those look super yummy!

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  30. Oh my goodness, I want the whole pan full! I bookmarked this recipe, which is dangerous, because I have NO self control.

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  31. Those bars look so gooey and delicious... I wish I could pick it up off my screen and eat it all! :)

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  32. These cookies seem to be healthy but I have a suspicion that they are not. I want to them them regardless. Yum!

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  33. droooooooool! How good do these look? Love your changes to the original recipe. Walnuts and chocolate go together so well. I wan one ;)

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  34. These are referred to as "crack cookies" in our house, lol! YUM-a-licious!!!

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  35. Chocolate and oatmeal. A marriage made in heaven.
    Sam

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  36. These are like semi-devil, semi-angel gobs of delight. The oatmeal's always a winner but the chocolate? Definitely makes it even better!

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  37. Oh those look amazing Kathleen. Yum!

    Thank you for your sweet visit. Stop by anytime. *Smiles* ~Melissa :)

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  38. Loving your blog!!! Posting you up today on my blog!! Sending a little Link Love your way!

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  39. Yum, these sound scrumptious with chocolate and oatmeal!

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  40. So I just popped over here for the first time and WOW these look amazing! adding you to my reader to see what else great you have in store!

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  41. Kathleen,
    Glad you liked the post!!! Your recipes are so yummy!!! How to link to other sites? When you post I just drag a photo from a blog to my desktop.....then when I post I pull up the photo as usual and then type the blog name under the photo. I copy the blog URL and then highlight the blog name under the photo.......then click LINK and it will show the highlighted blog name and then have a box for the URL,,,,,paste the URL from the blog you are linking to....dadad.......done......on your post it will have the photo from the visiting blog with the blogs name under it and when a reader runs her mouse over the blog name it will highlight....the reader clicks it and it takes them directly to that blog! I hope this makes sense!!! Let me know!!!

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  42. kinda like choc chip oatmeal with a choc layer??? how can you go wrong with a recipe that calls for brown sugar, choc AND condensed milk- i am with you and the eating of the huge batch like it was a tiny amount thing!!! Bet you had a good day after that!!

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  43. Kathleen, they look wonderful! Great picture. I would have a lot of nerve to make them right now..so many Easter treats have found their way to my mouth!
    I will save it for a leaner day!

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  44. jus the kinda ecstasy we need at the party below and u sure are invited ...

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    and all u need to do is hop at the link below and leave her a birthday message and link any or all of ur deliciousness u wanna bring to the party.....looking foward to u ....at the party and CHaya ...is going to love having u over .......
    ANd if possible please send this message atleast to 5 of ur bloggin buddys , we so wanna make her day dont we....

    come to the party ....ur presence n love will make the difference.....

    to bring the joy of the gorgeously stunning Springtime right here

    http://brightmorningstarsfoodie.blogspot.com/2010/04/hugs-n-love-suprise-party-for-u-dear.html

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  45. These turned out just great! I'm sure they were better than any store bought candy bar!

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  46. Okay, you've convinced me...I must try these! After I've worked off the Easter treats and the birthday cake I'm making for my daughter's birthday this weekend ;) Good call on the substitutions/omissions!

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  47. All I can say is WOW....these look positively decadent!! WOW again!!!!

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  48. oh my what a treat for my eyes, my hips, my butt and my tummy!! wow....

    sweetlife

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  49. These do look scrumptious! I would probably add the raisins and omit the nuts.

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  50. Yum, it looks very good - too good. I am so weak for this type of sweets.

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  51. Oh my! These look delish! I want to make them but I'm not sure I'd share with my fam... ;)

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  52. An audible gasp escaped my lips when I saw the picture that downloaded first on this entry. WOW! I am going to make these and then I am going to owe you some kind of serious favor. What a great post. I will never get fired if I keep taking recipes like this to work on Monday mornings. Thank you!

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  53. These look absolutely scrumptious!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the comment!

    Dimah
    http://orangeblossomwater.net

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  54. I've seen these around the blogosphere and think they look absolutely amazing! I love your substitutions. These pictures and fantastic. I am drooling everywhere. It's obscene.

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  55. These look so good. I'll have hubby make them. He loves to bake.
    mary

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  56. Count me in! I'll be making these super soon! Thanks for the inspiration, and my kids thank you too! I'm bookmarking you, glad I found you on SITS.

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  57. Wow. I think I'd keep in the raisins and substitute pecans for your walnuts, but man, these look good!
    Your photos are making me soooo hungry!

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  58. Hi, These are a must try....No more fake cupcakes for me...I want real food...Thanks for your comment.

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  59. Yummmm.. I'd love to try these!

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  60. Holy cow, am I glad you stopped by my blog today! I would have never discovered these goodies without your sweet comment!

    They look delish!

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  61. So glad I saw this post; I needed a dessert for the evening. =)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    XO
    Carly

    All this is Grace and Charm
    http://allthisgraceandcharm.blogspot.com

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  62. Wow...these look so delicious and chewy! I love it!

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  63. Hi Kathleen: Thanks for the "visit" which brought me to your blog and the recipe for "health cookies". Is it o.k. for me to rename them? Oatmeal is good for cholesterol and the heart, chocolate helps the heart, walnuts are extremely important for good health and condensed milk just means one is getting more milk than usual. The fact that they look and sound absolutely delicious is just an added bonus.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  64. Thank you for the visit to the blog. The cheese is wonderful I strongly recommend it. They sell it in Whole Foods. It's called the Drunken Goat Cheese.

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  65. Good call omitting the raisins! Delicious :)

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  66. hi kathleen! thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! :) i love your blog! so many great recipes i'm dying to try... and beautiful pictures too!!

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  67. oh wow, I'd seen these doing the rounds a while back but now I really have to try some. They look absolutely awesome, I can see why they disappeared so fast :)

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  68. Yep, I've made these before and they were really yummy! They look great.

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  69. I could DEFINITELY eat a plate of those! They look so good!

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  70. These look heavenly delicious! They wouldn't last long in my house!

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  71. Thanks for stopping by my blog. These bars look amazing. My kids would love them.

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  72. I just bookmarked this recipe. I have been wanting to try these! They look fabulous.

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  73. I think these would be a perfect "compromise" cookie in my house. I love oatmeal, Ole Sweetie-Pi can't have enough chocolate. Totally yummy-liciousness in these.

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  74. OMG......they look way to good!!! they would be almost gone if you put them in front of me!!
    I do have to try these!

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  75. They looked like brownies! My mouth is now watering right now. Really looks so delicious!
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  76. These look like they would really hit the spot!

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