Recipe Repeats

Remember that time I switched sites? Oh ya, that was not too long ago. Well, not all my recipes were successfully transferred so I thought I’d take some time to REPEAT a few.

Good idea, eh? I mean, who doesn’t like a good recipe repeat anyway? Today’s repeat recipe is from last November. A holiday gift that was super easy, the only hard part was trying not to keep them all for myself.

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GF Coconut Pecan Truffle Bars

First things first; make your chocolate mix

(notes in red are for the “healthified” version).

Chocolate Mix Ingredients:

  • cups Pecans, Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 cups condensed Milk and 1/3 cup almond milk combined -melted coconut butter and almond milk if you want the healthy version.
  • cups brown Sugar (or NuNaturals sugar)
  • 2-1/2 cups Chocolate Chips (milk or dark chocolate)
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4-1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut.

Preparation Instructions:

Toast the pecans for 3 minutes in a 325 degree oven. Then chop finely. Set aside. Combine milk and sugar in a small heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium-low heat, and boil stirring constantly for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips. Stir until mixture is smooth. Then stir in vanilla extract.

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Base Ingredients:

  • ·1/2 Cup butter (or smart balance or earth balance)
  • 1 Cup packed brown sugar 1large egg (or 1/4 cup egg whites or 2 tbsp. flax for vegans)
  • 1 tsp. real vanilla
  • 1 1/2 Cups all-purpose gluten free flour (can use spelt, WW, or regular)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup gluten free pretzels
  • * NOTE: I grounded up the oats and pretzels together to make one dry mix.

Directions:
Set aside 2 Tbs. the butter. Beat the butter with mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar; beat until well mixed. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In another large bowl stir together flour and baking soda; stir in oat/pretzel. Gradually stir dry mixture into beaten mixture. Set aside.
Press two-thirds of the oat/pretzel flour mix into the bottom of an ungreased baking pan (I used a 8×8). Take cooled chocolate mix and peel it off the parchment paper with the pecan/coconut mix facing down over the oat mixture. You might need to spread it more into the corners.

SECRET INGREDIENT– if you want more chocolate filing, spread 1-2 tbsp. of NUTELLA over that. My trick! Using your fingers, dot remaining oat mixture over the chocolate.

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Would you make these?

What’s your recipe repeat that I must try? Feel free to link it up below.

Cheers to your “MON” day!

LC

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Comments

  1. Cheers to Monday! Hope you loves had a great weekend!

    Nutella is the KEY in this, ha! YUM!

    I am tired today, I think I need to go to bed early, Monday’s always drag!

    Have a good night! xoxo <3

  2. this recipe sounds AMAZING! just posted quite a decadent recipe on my blog today. the fruit makes it a little healthy and the cookie/icing make it 100% yum :)

  3. Yum! I’m lovin the recipe, especially the secret nutella addition 😉 I swear that stuff is crack. If nutella was a man, he’d definitely be the most eligible bachelor ever! Haha
    Have a wonderful Monday my dear!

  4. um yummm!!!! i want. want some now!

    my recipe repeats – homemade pizza AND elvis granola! http://www.eatliverun.com/elvis-granola/

  5. Sometimes you just have to repost a recipe especially when it looks fantastic like this one.

  6. Ahh! MON day — thanks for the reminder I truly forgot and I love LOVE LOVE that concept.
    Hmm…now what to do this evening that is crazy-all-about-me-indulgent? Decisions…decisions…decis (!) Wine.

  7. What a good idea, its always cool to look back on old recipes of yours that you may have forgotten about. I don’t typically make recipes over again (because I cook throw together meals with whatever I have on hand for the most part)… but looking back on some of mine I think I need to make my extra fat deviled eggs!
    http://www.katiekdid.com/2011/05/14/extra-fat-deviled-eggs/

    • same here. I always throw together meals, so this is new to me, but I kinda like it. Extra fat deviled eggs, thats a winner to me!
      p.s.
      saw you over on MDA! yippeeee

  8. I go through phases with repeat recipes. I’ll repeat them for weeks and then I’m done. I was addicted to this veggie “salsa” last summer. And now that I said that I really want it again, but none of the ingredients are in season anymore. Sigh. But oh, do I have tomatoes to make it. May have to improvise here…

    http://makingfoodandotherstuff.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/eat-and-repeat/

  9. I would totally make these, they look marvellous! Yay for Monday, at least for me because it’s a long weekend (Canadian Thanksgiving)!

  10. Yum! Glad you repeated this!
    Hmmmm….I don’t know if I have anything so great to repeat, but I was just reminded by someone of my kelp noodle recipe—that I got from Planet Raw. It’s got cashew cheese sauce on it and it just makes me happy! (although at this point, I think I might just make it with real cheese sauce since the unpasteurized cheeses are working just fine for me these days)

  11. This looks DANGEROUSLY good! I’m glad this recipe wasn’t lost in the move!!

  12. Recipe repeats are grrreat because they really show which recipes were THAT good to be recreated! I have been making the SAME exact chocolate chip cookies the past 3 times I have made cookies, and today I am repeating my vegan zucchini brownies, but with more cocoa powder! YUM yum to this recipe you have re-shared!

  13. Yummy!!! I’m definitely trying these out soon!

  14. Glad you repeated these, they sound awesome. And I would definitely add the secret ingredient! :)

  15. YUM! oh sweet Nutella, I love you but when you are in my house you always cause trouble (me attacking jar with spoon) so GOOD! Nutella and banana on toast, mmm. Wow, those bars look great – I love pecans, and the ground up pretzels are such a good idea. Bit of salty sweetie – my fav :)

  16. Oh wow those look really good!! Hope you’re having a great Monday :)

  17. Yay for recipe repeats! (I do that all the time, secretly. ;))

  18. Fried rice is a must for me to repeat! It’s my favorite family meal! These look delicious…as always!

  19. Yum. I would make them for sure, but not until my tummy unstuffs itself from a day of eating for Thanksgiving…and with the way I ate today it might be a week or two before I’m unstuffed! 😉

  20. This is a great idea, Linds! And yes, I’d definitely make those. Delish.

  21. i am gonna go ahead and say that this was a GREAT idea. that recipe looks AMAZING!

  22. Oh no I am sorry to hear your recipes didn’t transfer! How annoying! But now I get to see them in action again, so this is good for me and your readers :) And this of course looks delish m’dear

  23. So….this recipe would be a reason for us to buy Nutella, then?? You’ve officially made my day 😉 And these will be gone in approximately 1 day, because D cannot resist Nutella in ANYTHING.

  24. Oh I am glad you are doing this. This recipe looks fantastic and I never would have seen it since I didn’t know about your awesome blog last November. :-)

  25. i love the secret nutella ingredient! my repeat recipe is a cook’s illustrated banana bread that calls for 6 bananas! you cook them down to release the juices & then simmer them to create a thick banana-y sauce to add to the bread as part of the wet ingredients. soooo moist & delicious!

  26. oOOO this looks amazing Lindsay!! Especially with the nutella and all, omgoodness haha. And I agree that sometimes, some recipes need to be repeated, especially IF they should have deserved more attention! 😛

  27. Oh wow! These look absolutely sinful! I’ll take two…one for each hip! 😉

  28. these look perfect!!!

  29. Love the red healthified tips for the recipe! You rock! <3

    and I LOOOOOVE your new bloggy! I had been stalking from my phone but its pretty darn baller "in person" on my laptop! hehe! =)

  30. Oh no! I’m sorry you didn’t manage to transfer all your recipes – I lost all my photos when I moved sights too – it was sad! :-S But I got over it, lol! 😛 I love the idea of your recipe repeats – these look like a real sweet treat.
    Hmmm…I don’t really post recipes (bad cook, simple palate!) but I would love to start experimenting in the kitchen more! :-) Hope you had a wonderful Mon-day! <3 xyx

  31. Well I missed this, so I’m glad you did a repeat. Pecans, nomnomnom. And did you say Nutella, oh my.

    I have nothing but sweet treat recipes, sad, I need to expand my baking portfolio. but my Heath Bar Cake is the bestest, swear!

  32. I’m all for repeating recipes! The truffle bars look ah-maaah-zing, dahling. Can’t wait to see how these turn out. Have an awesome Tuesday!

    PS – I made Husband french toast yesterday and was salivating/kicking myself for not picking up Cinn. Bread for my own GF french toast. I wanted to improvise with regular bread and asked “WWLD” haha!

    • i am sure it was still delicious! can’t go wrong with french toast! but yes, get your butt to the store for some cinnamon raisin Fresh Toast.
      p.s.
      Love the “WWLD.” Can i makes shirts like that?

  33. Truffle bars? Wow! These look & sound so good!

  34. Thanks for reposting. I realized yesterday that not all mine transferred either. Yipes!

  35. These looks awesome – and since I missed the original recipe, this was perfect for me!

  36. I am DROOLING. (seriously. yum.)

  37. Ha! Since I have all of three recipes on the blog, I picked the “fanciest” one – Bruschetta Chicken
    http://lindsayslist.co/2011/09/bruschetta-chicken-on-the-cheap/

  38. Drooling!!! Wow these look and sound amazing :-) I hope you have had a great beginning to your week. Love ya girl!

  39. OF COURSE I’ll make these bars! They’re perfect for the holiday season (or anytime!). Coconut + chocolate is one of my favorite combinations. And I never say no to Nutella. :-)

    Thanks so much for sharing, Lindsay! I love the recipe repeat idea!

  40. Ooh, this looks amazing, it ticks every box; chocolate, coconut and crunch factor, yum! And GF, which is always a bonus :-)
    My repeated recipe is these polenta fingers, they taste like a healthy version of potato croquettes!
    http://eatinglikeahorse.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/ca-shew/

  41. This looks like a recipe repeating that’s for sure!

  42. You’ve got some great recipes!

  43. Yup, I’d make those!! oh man, i am behind the ball, i haven’t given one thought to the holidays, i still feel like it is september :)

    have you seen my ginger version of 7 layers? I think you’d like them!
    http://tri2cook.blogspot.com/2011/03/ginger-magic.html

    ps- finally found cherry chia kombucha :) i loved it, but kinda missed the tang of trilogy!

  44. Remind me not to read your blog when I’m hungry! Pure deliciousness!

  45. Ooo gosh i need to switch my site. things have been so crazy with all fun stuff though, maybe during the winter when i don’t go outside much haha

  46. haha i know oh gosh, i am nervous specially after the beating i took for my 20, my leg still has not recovered from sunday

  47. Yum…nutella should be a secret ingredient in more things!

  48. Um, wow. These look amazing! You should bring more recipes out of the vault!

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