Sunday, April 6, 2014

"Candy Bar" In A Bowl

Candy bars are just so............sweet.....sickeningly so, sometimes.  Yet, they also taste good.....sort of. Well, anyway, I like nuts....and chocolate. I do not like fake or sickening sweet chocolate, but I do like chocolate. A snack I have had on occasion is to put peanut butter on a knife *blush* and dip it into chocolate chips in my hand.....better than a candy bar for me.

Well, I accidently discovered something even better......

First of all, in a small dessert bowl, put a layer of chopped pecans.....


Next, add a layer of chocolate chips. 

Add a dollop of peanut butter and use a spoon (or a table knife)*blush* and put some peanut butter on, then dip it (smash it a bit) into the nuts and chips.






Then enjoy!!  Yum Yum.  Salty, nutty, a little sweet. Some protein along with the bit of sugar. Mmmm.
One very nice thing about this type of "candy bar" is that it is quite satisfying and doesn't require more and more to feel like it is enough. It is easy, not as bad for me as a candy bar.....and most of us have some of these ingredients in our home.

I have also tried slivered almonds and that is also good......any kind of nut would work well.  Another combination that I have really enjoyed is a small bowl with some walnuts and raisins....a wonderful snack and a great "pick me up".  I still get my sweet tooth satisfied, but not with a huge sugar rush. 

Have you ever made a "candy bar" in a bowl?  

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63 comments:

  1. Wow! That looks absolutely incredible... I want to go make that right now

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    1. It is! :) It also leaves me with more energy to keep going, than a regular candy bar does..... Thank you for visiting.

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  2. Mmmm. That looks so good! Can't beat peanut butter and chocolate anything and I love nuts too!

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    1. I agree... peanut butter and chocolate, especially with actual nuts in it... Yumm! I'm sorry I missed responding to this earlier... I really appreciate your visit. :)

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  3. It is....and it's easy....and not "totally" junk food. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  4. I am going to be eating this! Thanks for the idea!

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    1. You're welcome! Hope you enjoy it....it is pretty wonderful. :)

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  5. “Blush”??? What is there to blush about?? Doesn’t *everybody* eat peanut butter straight from the jar?! Only some of us use spoons! J (I am totally having fun, btw, not jeering! That type of thing is *SOOOOoo* normal in our house!!!! (So is having a handful of chocolate chips straight from the bag to satisfy a sweet tooth! A habit we picked up from daddy. LOL) I love your idea though! Slightly healthy, slightly sweet, easy fix, easy to modify--- everybody wins! :D No, haven’t tried it… but I ought to! Lol

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    1. It REALLY is good............thanks for not jeering. :) I always feel a "tad bit" embarrassed to lick off that knife. :) Glad I am not the only one who does it!!!

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  6. Mmmmm this looks so yummy :) I would love for you to share this on my Friday T.G.I.F. linky party@ mamasblogcentral.com :) Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thank you..........I will plan to head over there..........thank you. :)

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  7. Okay...that looks inviting! I will definitely have to try it in our home. I like the simplicity of it and that you can get creative with it. Thank you for passing it on at Monday's Musings. So glad you did. Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday.

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    1. Oh, pinned it and shared on FB.

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    2. That looks so yummy. I love peanut butter with pretty much anything. :-)

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    3. Me too... peanut butter sure is tasty. :)

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  8. Wow...this sounds so good.
    Simple too!!

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    1. It is good... a great combination of flavors... and also very satisfying. :)

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  9. There is nothing wrong with peanut butter straight out of the jar, be it from a knife, spoon, or fork (my personal favorite tool, for some reason)! Looks great, although I'd use Lily's Chocolate Chips for a sugar-free version (sweetened with stevia). Love simple recipes like this!

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    1. I do the peanut butter out of the jar, but use a knife for some reason. :) I like doing that when I am tired, hungry and need a pick up... some quick energy. :) Thank you for visiting... .I'm glad I am not the only one who does this. :)

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  10. I've done pb and chocolate chips before but never added pecans. This looks fantastic and, as you said, way more filling than a candy bar. Pinned! Stopping by from Treasure Box Tuesday.

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    1. I'm glad I am not the only one who has done this! :) Thank you for visiting and pinning. :)

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  11. MMM sounds good, I have nuts with a few dark chocolate chunks, but never have tried it mixed with peanut butter, will have to try that soon :)

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    1. Mmmmm dark chocolate chunks sounds GREAT! I may need to try that also. :)

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  12. I think I just died and gone to heaven! I've got a terrible sweet tooth and this just took it to a whole new level! YUMMMmmmm! Thanks for sharing!
    -Linked over from Oh My Heartsie Girls WW linky!
    -Shannon
    www.dailydiyer.blogspot.com

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    1. Funny! :) It is good in a not-so-sickening-sweet way. :) I love it as a quick pick-me-up. :)

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  13. Oh my, what a wonderful and very tasty idea! I am definitely trying this, my friend. So glad you shared this with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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    1. It is pretty good.... and a treat that seems to be on hand quite often, although sometimes I have to leave out the pecans if we are out of them. :)

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  14. Oh yum! I would probably roll it into balls and freeze this as I love the taste of frozen chocolate. Thank you for sharing this idea on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

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    1. Mmmmm, that's an idea I have not tried! :) It is a nice treat no matter how you do it. :) The frozen bit would be great for the times of summer heat. :)

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  15. This is tasty! Must o try on a movie evening...:D

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    1. Mmmm.... movie evening? Great idea! I haven't done that. :)

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    1. It is a good snack. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  17. What a great idea, I never would have thought of this. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. It was one of those times where necessity was the mother of invention! No sweets in the house... needed a snack... put some things together.... yum. :)

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  18. Double yum! Who can resist this? Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you will join us again this week.

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    1. Smile. :) It is a good snack ... thank you for the great link up party. :)

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  19. Brilliant! And you had me at "I do like chocolate." You KNOW I'll be trying this today. ;) Stopping by from #TuesdayTalk!

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    1. I smiled at your comment. :) I hope you liked it as much as I have. Speaking of which, it's been a long time since I did this. It may be time again! :)

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    1. It is! The nice thing is that I can control how sweet it is... and when it is more salty that I want, with just a little sweetness, it is easy to do.

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  21. I'm not much into sweets because I don't like an overly sugary taste but that sure does look good and has the combination of all the ingredients I like.

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    1. It can be made to your specifications too! Add what you like, remove what you don't want. :) Thank you for visiting.

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    1. Thank you... it is a tasty treat! :)

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  23. Never seen such but it looks tasty :) Thank you for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I shared your post.

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    1. It was my rebellion against the super sickening sweet candy bars that have no nutrition value. :) I love that it is an easy and quick snack. Thank you for visiting and sharing.

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  24. This looks REALLY dangerous... and I like it!

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    1. It does take some self control! :) Since it isn't so sweet, I find this more satisfying and doesn't lead as much to need more and more. :)

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  25. Ha! What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty!

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    1. Thank you.... so glad you visited. :)

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  26. This little snack has all of the flavors I love.

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    1. Me too... I love that it isn't so sweet, but it does have sweet stuff in it...and salty and protein... yum. :)

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  27. Looks great and so much better for you than a candy bar!

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    1. Yes... and it tastes better too. :) Hmmmm.... it's midafternoon... maybe it's time for one of these!

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    1. It really is.... and I am getting ready to go and make one. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  29. This looks totally yummy and not the usual kind of junk food...Totally delicious

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    1. I like that it can be made to be a bit healthier, yet tastes great. :) Thank you for stopping by.

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  30. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Like someone in person today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!

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    1. Thank you... I do enjoy your party. Glad you visited. :)

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