Friday, October 7, 2011

Take 5 Bars with Whole Whole Wheat Flour

So my MaMa says that by adding Whole Wheat Flour to these delicious Take 5 Bars, it totally turns them into a justifiable, halfway healthy treat.  ;)  I'm not sure if I believe her, but anytime she wants to make something this yummy I'm not going to complain!

She found the recipe for these Take 5 Bars on Inside BruCrew Life and instantly knew that if she was going to make them, she'd have to justify her actions by adding whole grains of some sort.  I told her that since she's pregnant with my baby brother, that she doesn't have to justify anything, she's entitled to a few cravings, right?

So here's our Whole Wheat Version of Take 5 Bars:

1/2 c butter
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c peanut butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 c Joseph's Grainery Soft White Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1 c. chopped peanuts
1/2 c. butterscotch chips

2 c chopped pretzels
2 c chocolate chips
1 Tbsp shortening

Directions:  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9x13 pan with baking spray. Set aside. Cream the butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla, and peanut butter and cream again. Slowly add the dry ingredients until it is all mixed in. Stir in the peanuts and butterscotch chips by hand. Spread the dough into the prepared 9x13 and bake for approximately 24 minutes, until a golden brown. Let the base layer completely cool before melting the chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl, making sure to stir every 30 seconds. Lay the chopped pretzels on top of the cooled bars and spread the melted chocolate on top. Let set before cutting or you'll have a ooey gooey mess on your hands!

You're in for one delicious treat.  Thanks again to Jocelyn at Inside BruCrew Life for inspiring my MaMa to make these yummy bar cookies!


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