Nina Nixon

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I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Chocolate Nut bars


Phew!

What a week it's been - and on that note.........................


This is an adaptation of a well loved and favourite recipe called Chocolate Chip Walnut Bars from my favourite cookie and muffin book and as it's been another busy week - these have literally kept me going - I thought I would share with you how I create them using some 'alternative' ingredients.


:: Chocolate Nut Bars ::

175g oats

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

200g good plain chocolate chips

115g chopped hazelnuts

115g butter

175g demerara sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

1 x 230g bar Cadbury's chocolate


In a bowl combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, plain chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts.

(if you are allergic to nut then a good alternative is raisins)

In another bowl cream the sugar, butter and extract then add the egg - blend well.

Gradually mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Just mix long enough to combine the ingredients - do not over mix.

Spread the batter into a lined (greased) pan and bake on the centre rack for 20 to 25 minutes - I find lined easier as you can lift the whole thing out more confidently.

The bars are done when the batter is set and when you touch lightly there is no indentation.

DO NOT OVER BAKE



Remove from the oven and break the Cadbury's chocolate bar all over and leave for a few minutes to melt.

Spread the melted chocolate all over evenly with a spatula then put on a wire rack to cool.

Once the whole thing has cooled, put in the fridge until set.


Cut into bars of your choice and hey presto, the chocolate nut bars are done.


Happy weekend to you!

xXx

ps. blogger is mucking around so if you notice any fundamental errors like - spelling, spacing, font - then I do apologies.

Nina x