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These bars are a combination of some of my favorites… The bottom layer is really these peanut butter cookies I made, sans chocolate chips… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The middle is amped up oatmeal… And the top is unadulterated semi sweet chocolate…

But before I elaborate more about these bars… There’s this story I came across a couple days ago… Many of yall have probably already read about it… But it so tugged at my heart strings and reminded me of the community I have met through my blog… I simply had to share it here…

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This story is about a family’s love and dedication for their patriarch, who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in the spring of 2012, and given 6 months by his Doctors. The son in the family (Brandon) and other family members decide to make a last ditch attempt to show how very much they love, support and honor the father’s (Brian) life; and as Brian’s favorite color is “sky blue pink” which is described as a color “not found in crayon boxes, but rather, witnessed in beautiful sunsets and sunrises” they launch an online campaign – #SkyBluePink – that requests people to share pictures of their encounter with “sky blue pink”. Through tweets, emails and mailed in submissions over a year, 3500 people manage to take time out of their day to show love and empathy for a stranger. A Band Good Show Great Show even rights a song titled “Sky Blue Pink” for Brian.

Total strangers came together to shower this family with such love – “it may sound silly, but with media and politics often telling us we’re all so different, it was a great reminder — that despite any real or contrived differences — we’re all people and we actually have a lot in common,” Brandon says. “We all have feelings, emotion and compassion. #SkyBluePink was just one way to unlock this” The following quote in the article made me think about all of yall reading, some of who might have read this story before, but still continue to read on… “…despite some dissent that technology and social media are making people less personal and ultimately more alone than ever — that people still care, that social platforms have the potential to bring the world together, one retweet, Like, comment, share and favorite at a time.”

Thank you so much for reading – Yall can check out the article by Brian Hernandez on Mashable here

Now back to these bars… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA These bars are decadent… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA They are not in the same category as the Muesli & White Chocolate Bars Or the Oats, Pecan, Cranberry, Peach Yogurt & Chocolate Chips Breakfast Bars that I have made… These are definitely dessert bars… Decadently, delightful, dessert bars… Only make them if you think you can handle an addictionDribble

 
3 Layer Bars
2013-10-31 16:33:10
Yields 6
Decadently Delightful Dessert Bars!
 
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For the peanut butter (or any nut butter) layer
  1. 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  2. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. Spalsh of vanilla
For the oatmeal layer
  1. 1 cup oats-ground in a blender
  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  3. 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  4. 1 egg
  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  6. 2 teaspoons honey
  7. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 2 heaped tablespoons Chobani plain greek yogurt
For the chocolate layer
  1. A handful or two semi sweet or dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
For the peanut butter (or any nut butter) cookie layer
  1. Mix all the ingredients together till well incorporated and not "wet" and press into a parchment lined loaf pan (my idea of portion control)
For the Oatmeal layer
  1. Mix all the ingredients together and layer over the peanut butter layer
  2. Finally
  3. Sprinkle a handful or two or three (whatever your preference) of chocolate chips on top of the oatmeal layer and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Let cool and then cut - or do what I did and slice and faceplant into it STAT!
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