VSG Maintenance Group
Hey Mom- baking Quest bars..
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..
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.
Ok, for those that aren't triggered by stuff like this- I have to say, oh yeah .
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.)
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!
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