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Hey Mom- baking Quest bars..

INgirl
on 2/17/13 11:51 am
VSG on 04/11/11 with

Just a shout out, you had posted about the cookie dough one which I just got- and like zapped, like I do with the brownie one.. Well, it's really cold here- and that means any excuse to use the oven. Rolled & squished a bar into 2 cookie shaped nuggets and baked in a 350* oven for about 7-8 mins, just until slightly browned. It works! It works so well in fact that I'm going to try this with a few flavors..

 

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jubjub
on 2/17/13 1:26 pm - Eden Prairie, MN
VSG on 06/25/12 with

Sounds good!  

I tried a recipe from the pB2 site last night... basically PB2 + water and egg - they call for coconut palm sugar, but I used truvia.  Texture not too different from a quest bar.  About 60c per cookie and 7 net g carbs.

Heaviest: 313/VSG Pre: 295/Surgery: 260/Maintenance range: 175 - 180

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INgirl
on 2/17/13 6:27 pm
VSG on 04/11/11 with

Ok, for those that aren't triggered by stuff like this- I have to say, oh yeah kiss.

I am not going to feel guilty about anyone *****ing that these were just too good and they had to eat 4 of them at one sitting.. Do not complain if you decide to try it for yourself. 

That's it- I like Quest bars baked better than straight. They do come out cookie-ish and a *****ewy/crunchy/browned around the edges.. Just had a banana nut one, and from now on, these in a baggie will live in my purse instead of the regular bar.. they also seem a bit more filling baked rather than just unwrapped.. prob from getting a bit more dense.

Plus, one bar=two cookies.. could even poss stretch it to three small flatter ones.. not  bad. Even my husband approves.. they don't puff up like they do in the micro- but they also don't get too overdone either (burned a few in the middles by zapping too long.)

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jubjub
on 2/18/13 5:14 am - Eden Prairie, MN
VSG on 06/25/12 with

Holy cow, you weren't kidding.  I tried this with Banana Nut, Cookie Dough and Brownie.  Totally changes the nature of the bar from a soft thing to a nice crunchy cookie.   Sometimes I gots to have a crunch - and it seems like so many of the foods we eat lack that....  

Thanks for the tip!

Heaviest: 313/VSG Pre: 295/Surgery: 260/Maintenance range: 175 - 180

2014 Miles cycled so far: 4,300 / Goal: 7,000 miles

 

Mom4Jazz
on 2/18/13 5:07 am

OK, trying this, no doubt! Thanks!

Highest weight: 335 lbs, BMI 50.9
Pre-op weight: 319 lbs, BMI 48.5
Current range: 140-144, BMI 21.3 - 22

175+ lbs lost, maintaining since February 2012

diane S.
on 2/18/13 10:26 am
VSG on 11/17/09 with

good to know this stuff works.  gonna try the pb2 stuff since i have a bunch of it.   diane


      
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Mom4Jazz
on 2/19/13 6:34 am

Success. I baked a brownie and a cookie dough last night and just ate some.

I broke the bars down into 4 small cookies each. Then today instead of packing a Quest bar I packed 4 cookies. I love this because I can mix them up; today I had 2 brownie and 2 cookie dough pieces.

I have some banana nut on order, will try them when they come in.

Highest weight: 335 lbs, BMI 50.9
Pre-op weight: 319 lbs, BMI 48.5
Current range: 140-144, BMI 21.3 - 22

175+ lbs lost, maintaining since February 2012

Escape_Pod
on 2/20/13 7:00 pm
VSG on 06/29/11 with

If you haven't already, try baking the apple pie flavor.  I've never baked one, but I've had one slightly browned under the broiler - mmmm wonderful!


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Shagdoll
on 2/21/13 1:55 pm

Thanks for the tip Jo about baking these in the oven & how they come out more dense.  I'm gonna try this!

   Jenn  

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