Do ever need to pull together a snack fast for a playdate or you just really need something sweet but there is nothing to grab? These squares are a very fast and delicious and hit the spot when you want a cookie or a chocolate bar kind of snack. These disappeared quickly, mainly because I can’t pass the pan without cutting out a square.
For the base:
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
In a large bowl mix oats, brown sugar and wheat germ. Cut in butter until crumbly.
Stir in corn syrup.
Pour mixture into a microwave safe (glass), greased 8 inch square pan. Spread lightly and microwave on high uncovered for 2 minutes. Stir.
Press down firmly with a damp fork. Microwave uncovered on high for 2 minutes more until bubbly.
Now for the topping:
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
In a microwave safe dish, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave for about 1 minute, but stop part way through and stir, then continue heating. If not melted smooth microwave for 20 seconds at a time until melted smooth. Pour over oat mixture and let cool before cutting. T
Once cooled cut into squares. Good luck with the self control!
Our next project is to give these a makeover so they are healthier and nut free so they are school safe for the lunch box. We will work on that as soon as my little social butterfly has some free time at home to work on it with me.
Fresh picked strawberries, vanilla cake and whipped cream and a layer of homemade freezer jam (made from the rest of the strawberries). It was quick to make, perfect red and white for Canada Day, and delicious!
We whipped 2 cups of whipping cream with 1 tbsp caster sugar and about a tsp of vanilla, just enough to give a little flavour. Slice a vanilla cake or vanilla sponge through the middle, spread a layer of good strawberry jam over the top of the bottom layer, then some sliced berries, a good layer of whipped cream. Add the top layer and press down slightly, just until the filling starts to squish out the sides. cover the top of more whipped cream and a few berries.