Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tricking My kids.....

Monkey Bars
makes 1 dozen

  • Cooking Spray
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup (packed brown sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sweet-potato baby food (stage 1 or 2)
  • 1/4 cup carrot baby food (stage 1 or 2)
  • 2 large bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooking) 
  • 1 cup all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips 
  • NOTE: carrots and sweet potato baby food can be used interchangeably; use one or the other, or both, as long as it totals 1/2 cup. 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray the bottom of an 11x7 inch or a 9 inch square pan. 
In a sauce pan over medium-low heat, melt the butter, sugar, and salt. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool for about 5 minutes.
Whisk in the baby food, bananas, vanilla, and egg yolks (and yes I saved the whites to make MORE French Macarons sometime in the near future). I used a potato masher to mash my bananas. Add the oats and flour, and mix just until combined. Pour the entire mixture into the prepared baking pan, and bake for 40 to 43 minute, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool completely before cutting. If desired, melt the white chocolatechips in the microwave (on high for 15 second intervals) then drizzle across the bars.
 The kids loved them!!! They got veggies and oats and fruit all in one.....ha got them fooled :)
Ohh and here is another little tip....I absolutely love these plastic baby food containers. Look HERE to see what I like to use them for!!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks really good. I can't wait to try them but I was thinking of using grated carrots and baked sweet potatoes. Thank you for the recipe :)



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