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Home Town: North Carolina, USA
Living In: California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2010
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Dessert
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Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Easy Granola Bars
I guess it depends on whether you want a sweet, cookie-like bar or one that tastes kind of healthy. This one is a cookie bar. I used 3 c. quick oatmeal, 2 T. melted butter, fat free sweetened condensed milk, 1 c. chopped, salted almonds, 1/2 c. chopped walnuts, 1 cup dried strawberries, 1 cup dried blueberries, and 1 cup miniature chocolate chips. I pressed it in the pan using leftover butter wrapper. As other reviewers recommended, I cut it right after it came out and tried a piece - I had no problems getting it out of the pan, using non-stick cooking spray for baking (includes flour in the spray). I definitely like the flavor combination - maybe I would use less condensed milk, and sub almond butter to make it less sweet (noted in other reviews). Also, increase the walnuts to 1 cup, then decrease the chocolate chips to 1/2 cup. It's whatever suits your taste. Texture seems good - will have to see how it is when it's completely cooled.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 3, 2012
Date Filled Cookie Bars
These were easy to make as the instructions were easy to follow. The cookie part was very tasty and had a nice texture - buttery, crunchy b/c of the walnuts and kind of roasted and chewy because of the oatmeal. I only made one change and that was to add 1 teaspoon of ground cardamom along w/ the 1 tsp cinnamon. The date filling had a nice texture. I had never had date bars and was actually skeptical of the recipe but I ended up really liking them. Oh, and the lemon and orange zest really adds a great flavor. Everyone who tried them loved them, and most of them said that it was not too sweet.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2012
Annemarie's Lemon Bars
I made the recipe exactly as is. The shortbread base was perfect. I found the lemon filling to be too tart and/or not sweet enough, and also there was not enough of it. Most other lemon bars I've made had at least double the amount of filling. Also, I didn't really like the consistency of the filling. Other people who tasted them liked them but I didn't. I will not be making these again.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2012

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