Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Inexpensive Holiday Baking: Bit O'Honey Bars




These are good. The kind of good you find when something is quick, inexpensive and has simple ingredients. With the added bonus of using one saucepan to mix the whole recipe in, your kitchen will be largely undisturbed! You'll want to curl up on the couch with a plateful of these, a book and a cup of hot tea. Or if you are like me, you'll be eating them from a paper towel in front of the TV while watching 30 Rock. I sometimes feel like Liz Lemon's long lost (blonde) fraternal twin. Off point, I know. But still, I love that show!

I first got the idea when I was experimenting with a basic brown sugar bar recipe. I was at my mother's house when she first tasted them. She looked at me with one eye closed and said "...tastes kinda like Bit-O-Honey candy". That's all she had to say. I tinkered around with a few ingredients and came up with something pretty close flavor-wise.

I always wanted to enjoy Bit-O-Honey candy and still keep my dental work in tact. Now I can and so can you!





Bit O'Honey Bars

This chewy bar is adapted from a basic brown sugar ...

See Bit O'Honey Bars on Key Ingredient.

9 comments:

The Red Rolling Pin said...

These are seriously good!!!

SprinkleBakes said...

I'm so glad you like them!

Anonymous said...

These were a big hit at my organization's picnic. Thank you for the recipe!!

Aunt Pammy

SprinkleBakes said...

Hi Pammy! I'm just so tickled that you tried these out and they went over so well. I made them again last week and they don't last long with Mark in the house!

marte said...

Hi, these look like just the thing to get me out of my baking slump.. do you know how long they'll keep, and how to store them?

marte said...

questions still stands, but as I am gleefully polishing off the leftovers from my testbatch yesterday, I just have to say: these things are goo-oo-ood! thanks so much for the recipe : )

SprinkleBakes said...

Hi marte!

Thanks for your question!
They'll keep for about a week, maybe longer if stored in an airtight container. By day 6 or 7 they start losing moisture and get a little hard. I'd say no longer than 7 days.

I'm so glad you like them! They are easy peasy. I love them.

Megbot said...

Unfortunately, I did not have the same success the others have had. Mine turned out incredibly hard and crisp. I didn't follow the recipe to the T, however, and I'm posting this as a lesson to others. Here's what I did wrong:

First, I did not have a 9x9 pan, so I used a 9x13. Then, I used a nonstick pan, so I probably shouldn't have baked it at such a high temperature.

Other than that, the ingredients were measured exact and prepared as instructed. So, for future bakers, mind your pan. :)

Unknown said...

I can not wait to try these, I could not be more excited!!!!!

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