Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I am finding it so hard to cook and bake. My gears have shifted. Before I could not get enough of cooking and baking and creating in the kitchen. But I became tired of my masterpieces disappearing in one gulp. Dont get me wrong I still enjoy it. Now my passion is quilting and creating. I am approaching it with the same fervor as my food fascination a couple years ago. I started a blog called the Crafty Bee's Knees. I cant stop. I eat sleep and breathe fabric. Dreaming of new ways to put it together. Watching it transform itself from the singular into a composed piece of whatever- like a wuilt or a hand bag. So fun.
But you know me and the kids still get snacky from time to time. These were a great treat for their lunch pails.
Oatmeal Toffee Bars
Adapted from this recipe here at Hershey's.
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup HEATH BITS Toffee Bits
3 cups quick-cooking or regular rolled oats
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
Stir together flour, oats, wheat germ, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Spread batter into prepared pan; sprinkle toffee bits over surface. Bake 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.