Forgive me, I wanted to take pictures of my newest creation, but every time I make them they disappear too fast. Do you like Nutty Bars?
In fact I'm a little addicted to them.
I stopped buying them because I have no self control.
I'd open the box to eat one bar and wind up eating the entire box in less than 10 minutes.
Then I'd be sick to my stomach and grumpy for the rest of the day.
Plus the first two ingredients are dextrose (a form of refined sugar) and shortening.
They have more sugar and shortening than flour or peanut butter.
They also have those nasty artificial flavors in them that keep us addicted and going back for more when we should be satisfied with just one.
So guess what I did? I found a way to make my own healthy-ish homemade version of this classic treat. The simplicity will just kill you. So will the ingredient list.
The ingredients in them are rye flour, water and salt.
That's it, nothing else.
They are really thin and crispy.
Then spread some of this on the peanut butter.
Ingredients: Pollen and bee spit
Put the two crackers together like a sandwich with all the gooey peanut butter and honey gushing out of the sides.
This is the naughty part. You melt some of these and cover the top of the sandwich with a layer of melty chocolate. I used semi sweet because I like dark chocolate, but milk would work too.
Be sure you use Ghirardelli brand or another brand that does not list vanillin in the ingredients.
Vanillin is bad.
It's a substitute for vanilla which is natural. Vanillin is artificial and a petroleum by product.
You'd be surprised how much stuff they put vanillin in instead of vanilla.
OK, off my soap box now, back to the cookie!
You can either eat them all melty or you can put them in the fridge until the chocolate hardens, about 5 minutes.
The first time we made these they got put in the fridge, the next time they did not last that long.
The best part about these is after just one I am totally satisfied. They fill me up.
Try them, you'll be glad you did!