Battle of the Bakers

August 30, 2011 in Sweets and Treats

Last weekend, Shane and I had a big fight.

Marla: You asked me to make you that nut-oh-la and you have not even eaten it.

Shane: It tastes different, not as sweet and needs more salt.

Marla: I am NEVER making you anything EVER again.

But he said it real mean, I promise.

Anyway, about 10 minutes later the kids and I were in the kitchen making treats for the week.

First we made these ALMOND JOY BARS.

I misread the directions and accidentally used 3/4 CAN of coconut milk. It wasn’t until I saw that my batter was awfully runny that I realized the mistake. I went back and doubled the recipe (except the coconut milk) and fixed the problem. Highly recommend these. I almost never eat any of the treats I make, but these were really mild and not overly sweet. I need to play with the coconut palm sugar more in the future.

Next we made BROWNIES.

I always sub honey for the agave and pretty much use a different brand of almond butter each time. The almond butter definitely affects the taste but I have no clue which one is best since I don’t really pay much attention.

I think these are WAY too sweet and I even cut the honey down to just 1 cup, but my people like them and I aim to please!

Also worth noting!!! I always use coconut oil to grease my baking dishes and pretty much everything I makes sticks at least a little bit.

I have been meaning to try parchment paper but kept forgetting until now. LET ME TELL YOU, BRILLIANT!!!

7 Responses to “Battle of the Bakers”
  1. Brittany says:

    Holy Yummy Batman! I can’t wait to make those Almond Joy Bars. Sounds DELISH!

  2. Landria says:

    Been dying to make these! Will try these soon! YUM!

  3. Alima says:

    definitely going to try those almond joy bars! They look delicious!

  4. Chrissy says:

    Thanks for sharing! I just made the almond joy bars this morning … I wanted something to pack in my kids’ lunch tomorrow that was a treat but wouldn’t be awful for them. The bonus is that everyone in the family loves them!!! YEAAAA!!! And I even found the Paleo Bread recipe on that site … seriously, thanks for the link!!! My son – who HAS to have sandwiches at lunch time – loved the bread. I found something that will be better for him than the standard gluten free bread I was making. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Amber says:

    Yum Marla! I love Avery’s face in this pic. Too cute!

  6. Amber says:

    BTW I am going to try another attempt at Whole30. Third time is a charm right? ;)

  7. Carrie says:

    Brilliant! I must make these recipes! And for the record…parchment paper is the best invention ever. Love it!!

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