Can you believe that Thanksgiving is already here? In my neighborhood, people are battling out between the traditionalists, who don't believe in decorating for Christmas until Thanksgiving is past, and the ones who have already decked the halls. In theory, I am with the traditionalist crowd and want to see Thanksgiving get its full due before rushing on to Yule time. I have to admit, though, that I have jumped the gun this year and put up a couple of things. Have you decorated yet? I'd love to hear.
Here's the original recipe from Food.com:
1/2 cup honey, warm
4 Tablespoons of peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 tspn. nutmeg
1/4 tspn cinnamon
2 Tablespoons wheat germ
1 Tablespoon brewer's yeast
1 tablespoon molasses
1 1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/12 cups sunflower seeds
1 cup walnuts.
Stir and mix well the first nine ingredients
Add remaining ingredients and mix with hands
Pat into a 9 by 12 inch greased pan
Bake at 300 degrees for 20-30 minutes (It took me 25)
Cool and cut into bars
My changes: Instead of the amounts of seeds and nuts, I used one cup dark chocolate/cranberry trail mix, 1 scoop pea protein, 1 scoop (the same scoop) of rice protein, and a scant cup of pecan pieces. I left out the cinnamon and the nutmeg.
After I made these, I read a review of the original bars. The reviewer commented that the bars are grainy and crumbly, and she ended up using her batch as tasty, peanut butter flavored granola sprinkles for yogurt. When I first took this out of the oven, I was afraid that I would have the same problem with crumbling that she did. As it has cooled, however, it has taken on the consistency of a true cookie.