TWD: Granola Energy Bars

The first selection out of Baking Chez Moi for 2015 was the Granola Energy Bars (probably to give us all energy for working off the tasty treats of December) 🙂 These bars turned out to be very delicious! I enjoy granola with plain yogurt for breakfast and make this King Arthur recipe. I’m glad this was a selected recipe- otherwise I might have skipped right over it in favor of another sweet!


I made my granola with a mixture of dried cranberries, apricot slivers and unsweetened coconut. I also added a few handfuls of semisweet chips to the mixture before it went into the pan.


I also didn’t have an 11″ x 7″ Pyrex pan (only 13″ x 9″) so I added some silver foil into the pan to scale it down to the proper size! I was really pleased with how well these bars turned out. They were the perfect fuel ahead of a long run and my husband was really happy to have them for breakfast in the morning. I will definitely make these again- I just wish they had a longer shelf life than 1 week! Check out the round up from the Tuesday’s With Dorie group and bake along with us!


TWD: 15 Minute Magic: Chocolate Amaretti Torte


Seriously, what a fabulous dessert! 

I’ve been baking with TWD for almost a year now and this dessert just went skyrocketing up near the top of my list of favorites. Seriously, if I hadn’t made it myself I would have thought someone picked it up from a 5 star restaurant.

I only had one shot to find the amaretti cookies so I went to my local whole foods and struck out. I decided to buy a box of Jules Destrooper Almond Thins to use instead. As it turned out, I ate too many on my own and didn’t have enough for the topping for the cake!

Run, don’t walk over to Holly’s blog to get the recipe!

Need to make this again!