Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It took me two years to make these damn bars.

Apparently there was some 'Make it to 20 Posts!' MoFo goal that I recently picked up on. Fortunately, I'm on track.

Here's my #20!
Apple Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

I remember seeing the recipe (scroll down) for these Apple Peanut Butter Caramel Bars pop up on the Post Punk Kitchen forums and meaning to make them.  I didn't see how this recipe could be available and I would not jump on a reason to make it!  The thread is from September 2006 and I didn't find myself making them until this past weekend for a party.  To be fair, I was gleely swallowed up in Veganomican recipe testing at the time.

For the crust, I used a double recipe of the Date Nut Diamonds base from Vegan with a Vengeance, also a recipe I've never made.   I thought I had read about it being used instead of graham crackers, which I didn't have.  It seemed a bit thick, but I can't really complain or approve because I didn't get to try one!  I'll just have to make them again.

I mentioned my fear of bugs, especially in my produce, in my Broccoli post a couple weeks ago.
How FUCKING HAPPY I was to find this friend in the basil I had bought the weekend earlier and forgot about.  LIVING IN IT.

AHHHH.  I felt the evil coming from his basil scented antenna.  I carried him and the basil to the dumpster and then locked my door and took a long shower.

25 comments:

Miss Marie said...

At least you know there were no pesticides on the basil. LOL

VeganView said...

OMG those bars look to die for! Ahh I am like salivating looking at those photos.

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Congratulations on being accidentally on track.

Those bars look amazing.. that basil not so much.

Michelle said...

I made those last year around the holidays, and I remember them well! That caramel was so good!

allularpunk said...

those bars do look awfully tasty. and boo on that moth. i hate finding..'friends' in my food.

VeggieGirl said...

HEEEEEAVENLY BARS!!!

Sorry about the basil :0(

Virginia said...

i'm with ya on the bugs! ewwwwww!

funwithyourfood said...

haha the look worth 2 damn years for sure.
perhaps you should try to assimilate yourself to bugs by watching cutesy films like A Bugs Life....??
because I don't think they're going anywhere

Teddy

Chelsea said...

You are hilarious about the bug!

Those caramel apple bars look amazing! I will have to try something like that very soon!

Katy said...

OMG, you totally have me freaked out about the broccoli bugs!!! I had never even heard of them before!
I would have taken a shower after dumping the basil too. I hate bugs, especially when they're living in my food!

bjorkedoff said...

we just talked about these in an email,but those pictures are spectacular!

Anonymous said...

I once had a cauliflower infested with bugs AND eggs.

Jeannie said...

Hey, that's what organic means - no pesticides, natural everything. It's only a bug!

Veronica said...

I fully sympathize with the fear-of-bugs thing. I had a gnat problem in the kitchen a month or so ago, and I literally could not sleep at night because of it. Still drives me up the wall just thinking about it.

Mandee said...

I was in flickr last night and saw pictures of these up as recent additions so of course I googled them and came up with the thread from 2006! I'm glad I did, they look amazingly good.

allicia said...

I had to go to flickr to check out your pictures because I could not find the bug you were talking about. Ick. One time I opened my kale that had been in the fridge for about a week and it was completely infested with little bugs.

theveganfoodie said...

These bars looks so awesome!! These are on my list to make they have been for a couple of months!!!

Bex said...

ooo I need to make these

Janet said...

Oh my gosh that was a nasty suprise in the basil! Blech. Bugs are scary.

But on a good note, the Apple Peanut Butter Caramel Bar looks divine!

Mihl said...

I've been eyeing those bars. They look so damn good!

Johnny Burnham said...

you crack up my shizz jd.

Sal said...

holy shit those bars look amazing!

Adriana said...

Grow the basil yourself. It's super easy and it grows fast. C'mon, give it a go! =)

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

adriana, I don't have a yard and my cat eats my plants!

Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

Your caramel drizzle is so glossy & luscious!