Tuesday, September 7, 2010

sweet treat

even though today was the last day of summer vacation for the kiddos, it sure as heck felt like fall. it was cloudy and chilly and the perfect day for baking so today we decided to make little bit o' chocolate bars, which my mom has dubbed wheat germ bars. my mom got the recipe out of some cookbook from the late 70's early 80's with healthy kid friendly recipes. wheat germ bars were a staple for me growing up, i ate them often for breakfast since i loathed milk and refused to eat cereal in the morning. not only are wheat germ bars great for breakfast but they are delicious for dessert too.

one of my favorite sweet treats.

mmm... don't they look delish?

little bit o' chocolate bars
(wheat germ bars)

1 stick of butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup chocolate chips

mix together butter (i like to soften it for a few seconds in the microwave first), brown sugar, vanilla and egg with spatula. add in flour and wheat germ. stir until blended (i like to use my hands)
place in a greased pan and spread with hands, smooth down. 
bake at 325 for 25-30min, remove and sprinkle chocolate chips on top, let melt and then spread.
eat up and enjoy!

i would love to know if you try this family favorite of mine or if you've ever had it before...



Maddy said...

i've never had wheat germ bars... i've never even had wheat germ... they look delicious! i want to try them.

p.s. your little baby girls are so adorable

Amanda Nicole said...

um, that looks so amazing! we made something very similar to this when i was growing up - except the mixture on top was peanut butter and melted choc. chips! and instead of wheat germ, we used oatmeal. but i would love to try your recipe!

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

i think i might like to try making those, but without the chocolate.

and, you loathe milk?! what?!?!? you crazy lady!

you look so cute in your apron, and you hair looks longer. i STILL haven't put more highlights underneath like you did, but it's still on my to-do list!

xo millionsandzillions

Anne said...

Hi Kassi, that picture of you and the girls is too cute, you guys look like an Anthro commerical :) The bars sound awesome...just wondering, did you paint your hutch yourself? Would you mind telling me where you got it? We are looking for one and I love yours! Thanks! take care lady, Anne

Catherine Anne said...

CUTE post, I LOVE your kitchen

Caroline said...

YUM!!! You and your girls are adorable!! Love the apron too! xo

BuenoBueno said...

kassi why you do this to me!!!! i want that now!
and look at yall all sassy in the anthro aprons. i miss you guys. i will prob call you this week!

"miss" james said...

oooh. ima make these bad boys! thanks for the recipe and you and your girls look waaay to adorable in your kitchen. :)

XO, james.

Amanda Pearl Shires said...

looks so good!

With Love, Jamie said...

I love all your sweet aprons too :)

shellybellylarson said...

I have never had wheat germ...do you get it at a regular grocery ??

They look super yummy...think I will give it a try and make some this week.

You got me & Tman so hooked on the brown rice, artichoke heart, pesto dish...we laugh and call it the Kassi rice. It's great...except that I end up eating waaaay too much of it !

Love your apron...one day I'm gonna get me an Anthro one too ;) !

Michelle A'etonu said...

looks delicious! i love your apron!

Anna said...

love your apron!

Kassi said...

maddy - thanks for the compliment on the girls!
amanda nicole - mmmm your bars sound yummy. i almost used peanut butter chips for the topping on these but decided not to last minute... i bet it would be good though!
danielle - i can't stand milk, ick! i like rice milk though. i guess i'll have to come to VA to give you some real highlights this time ;)
anne - you're so cute... athro commercial, ha! the hutch was given to me by my dad and barb, not sure where they got it from but i can ask... i did paint the inside turquoise but that's it. :)
catherine anne - thank you!!
caroline - thank you and thank you!
brandi - let me know if you make them and what you think... looking forward to hearing from you, miss you.
james - let me know if you make them! and thanks for the compliment on the kiddos :)
amanda - they are me fave yo!
jamie - thanks!
shelly - yes, the regular grocery store, usually near the oatmeal. you are so funny calling it 'kassi's rice' i love that! glad you and tman like it! they always have cute anthro aprons on sale - you should totally get one :)
michelle - thank you!!

Kassi said...

thanks anna :)

monica said...

i am going to try these sometime soon!!!! when i have a chocolate craving>

Lee said...

Definitely one of my more fondest of memories in the kitchen with you & MamaClaude for sure!!! I still make that recipe to this day..mmm..mmm..yuuummy!!:):) XOXO<3<3

Kassi said...

monica - let me know if you do!
lee - for shizzle dude... i actually thought of you while making them and while posting this! you and i were the only ones who really loved them in the family.... mmmm. love you sis.

chelsea lee aka spicklebee said...

how adorable are you and the girls in your little aprons!! so stinkin' cute!! and thanks for making me crave these now.

my girlfriends got me an anthro apron for my bday and I just love it! I need to make a cute one for each of my munchkins - they love to bake too!