Posted in Home Baking, Sweets for the Sweet

In Which the Blogger Bakes Up a Wholesome Delight…

Fresh-cut and ready for noshing...
Fresh-cut and ready for noshing…

The original plan was to bake a batch of blueberry oatmeal cookies, seeing how I’ve become such a fan of the big old-fashioned oatmeal cookies with blueberries over at Starbucks.  As luck would have it, however:

  1. There were no dried blueberries to be had for either love or money at all of my favorite supermarkets;
  2. I decided to switch gears and go for a blackcurrant-chocolate chunk cookie, but there were no Vochelle Blackcurrant bars available, either;
  3. I opted to bake brownies – then totally forgot that I didn’t, at the time, have any cocoa powder on hand; and
  4. My brother asked why I never considered baking bars – barring brownies and toffee bars, of course – that were more substantial than mere cookies.

Well!

What I actually did end up baking were these wee beasties I call Booster Bars.  These are best described as an oatmeal cookie on a bender: these chunky, substantial bars are loaded to the gills with oats, plenty of nuts, lots of dried fruit, and a generous helping of both dark and white chocolate.  Wholesome, yes?  I should also state here that these are low-sugar treats sweetened with a mix of Splenda and muscovado sugar.

I can’t exactly divulge the recipe for these at the moment as they’re still a work in progress, but I assure you that these were a scrumptious hit both at home and at work – and they were devoured with both impunity and a very clear conscience.  😉

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

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