Monday, June 13, 2011

Walnut and Dried Cherry Bars—The Secret Recipe Club

I had the chance this month to bake from Margaret’s blog, Tea and Scones for The Secret Recipe Club.  I chose to make these healthy treats, Walnut and Dried Cherry Bars (with a little chocolate drizzle—my addition).  The recipe is from Ellie Krieger from the Food Network and was part of one of the many baking groups Margaret belongs to. 

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These bars are good—anything from Ellie Krieger is, because it always tastes really good and is healthy!  I just ever so slightly changed the recipe.  After baking the bars, Ellie has you spread a little apricot preserves on the still warm bars.  I didn’t have any preserves, so I decided these needed a little something on top—so I drizzled them with a little melted dark chocolate (still healthy, right?!).  You can get the link for the recipe above, as I made them just as written except for the chocolate drizzle.  I actually left some of them without the drizzle since I’ll be heading out to see my parents in Idaho tomorrow for the week and I thought I’d take some of the bars to my mom, who doesn’t eat chocolate.

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Check out Margaret’s blog, Tea and Scones.  I don’t know how she keeps up with all the baking groups she’s in, but she rocks in that realm! ;)  Want to know more about The Secret Recipe Club and/or join in?  Check out Amanda's blog, Amanda's Cookin'.  She’s our fearless leader and has made it super simple to sign up!





12 comments:

Cooking Rookie said...

These bars look wonderful! Yum! with all the right ingredients - great recipe choice!

Jeanette said...

Great recipe to try for this month's Secret Recipe Club. I love a healthy granola bar recipe!

Lisa said...

Mmm, I always love your little chocolate touches. Great way to let your personality shine through your baked goods.

Leslie said...

Yes..totally healthy!

Lisa~~ said...

I'm enjoying my first month in the Secret Recipe Club and checking out all the blogs and recipes and these bars look wonderful, love the added chocolate.

Dan said...

These bars look awesome. Dried cherries must really add extra flavour.

TeaLady said...

Well... as long as it was DARK chocolate we can still say they are healthy. Glad you had fun with this recipe. It was a good pick for this month.

Barbara | Creative Culinary said...

If I'm not mistaken, chocolate includes anti-oxidants doesn't it? Therefore, it adds to the overall health and even if not, it's adds to my own personal well being! Well done.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

It's so awesome that you volunteered to make a second recipe. The bars look great. Your mom not eating chocolate finally explains your obsession with it :)

Megan's Cookin' said...

Hi Katrina! Hope your having fun in Idaho. Tell mom "Hi!" Love the bars. I'd rather have the one with chocolate! :)

Ruchi M said...

Love all bar recipes... make such a great snack for kids!

Ruchi
http://ruchisimplyfood.blogspot.com

amanda @ fake ginger said...

Mmm, everything's better with a little chocolate on top! They look delicious!