More Desserts from Cooking Class

Saturday was a beautiful day – especially since Cooking Class happened at our house! That would involve chocolate, oats, nuts, apples…..you get the picture….and Bobbie was ready for the task at hand.

Ready For Class

Ready For Class

Upon Bobbie’s arrival, we “suited up” in our aprons, and got right to the recipes of the day.  First up, melting chocolate for the Dark Chocolate Oat Clusters…next were the Chocolate, Fruit, and Nut Clusters.

Chocolate Goodies

Chocolate Goodies

Too much chocolate, you ask? No Way! Full of anti-oxidants, low in fat, and good for you fiber. What’s not to love about chocolate with those benefits?

While the chocolate goodies were placed in the ‘fridge, we moved on to the Cranberry-Oatmeal Bars. These were super easy to make, and absolutely tasted better than the pre-made, packaged bars you buy in the supermarkets.

Stir the Ingredients Together....

Stir the Ingredients Together….

Crust Ready For Middle Layer

Crust Ready For Middle Layer

Pour On the Middle Layer

Pour On the Middle Layer

Smooth the Middle Layer

Smooth the Middle Layer

Add the Reserved Crust As Topping

Add the Reserved Crust As Topping

Bake and Allow to Cool

Bake and Allow to Cool

And now for the finished product!!!

Cooled Bars Ready to Eat

Cooled Bars Ready to Eat

The only item we changed was to eliminate the 1/2 c. sugar, and substitute 2 Tbls. maple syrup and 2 Tbls. brown sugar.

Next, we moved on to the Skillet Apple Crumble.

Sprinkle on the Topping

Sprinkle on the Topping

Made in a cast iron skillet, and cooked on the grill, it is a simple dish using sliced apples and Craisins, mixed together with a splash of apple cider or apple or orange juice, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Stir together to coat apples.

Then, in a small bowl, mix together 1/4 c. of oats, a handful of chopped walnuts, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a pinch of flour, 1 Tbls. of brown sugar, and a drizzle of maple syrup. Mix well (with my favorite kitchen utensil – Clean Hands!), and sprinkle on top of the apple mixture.

Ready to Grill

Ready To Grill

Place on a pre-heated grill (about 350 degrees) for approximately 15 minutes. Check on the progress after 10 minutes, so the topping doesn’t burn. Enjoy with yogurt or ice cream on top. If you have leftover, try it as a topping for your morning oatmeal.

Top With Ice Cream...

Top With Ice Cream…

All in all – a tasty afternoon spent in the kitchen. 

Here’s the recipe for fun:  Cooking + friend = food success!!

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About Our Kitchen Inventions

Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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7 Responses to More Desserts from Cooking Class

  1. Oh they all look great but I think those oatmeal bars would be my choice for an afternoon snack…like right now!

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  2. arzea says:

    Drooling over here…

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