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Old 09-13-06, 02:20 AM
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Bacon Snack Bars

Anyone crazy enough to try this recipe?

http://www.kraftfoods.com/main.aspx?...=10348#ratings

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 pkg. (2.8 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Real Bacon Recipe Pieces
4 tsp. TANG Orange Flavor Drink Mix
3 cups POST HONEY BUNCHES OF OATS Cereal, any variety

MIX sugar and syrup in large saucepan. Bring just to boil on medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
ADD peanut butter; stir until well blended. Stir in bacon pieces and drink mix. Add cereal; mix well.
PRESS evenly into greased 8-inch square pan. Cool completely before cutting into 12 bars to serve.
Old 09-13-06, 03:11 AM
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I make these all the time and I also add sausage, grape jelly, head cheese, brine shrimp and a splash of pepto bismol to the recipe. Deelish!
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I am. But I can't cook
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That sounds awful! And I'm even discounting the fact that I hate peanut butter.
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Originally Posted by JumpCutz
I make these all the time and I also add sausage, grape jelly, head cheese, brine shrimp and a splash of pepto bismol to the recipe. Deelish!

Don't forget the dash of ground urinal biscuit!!!!!
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I like the idea of a bacon flavored snack, but not with all that other stuff in it!
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
I like the idea of a bacon flavored snack, but not with all that other stuff in it!

Yeah, like plain bacon.....
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Originally Posted by nevermind
I am. But I can't cook
I don't understand this reply, "I can't cook." There is a simple recipe, and all you need to do is buy and measure the ingredients, mix them together and heat them as stated, and put the stuff in a pan. What part of the recipe can't you do?
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It must be a psychological block
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Originally Posted by drmoze
I don't understand this reply, "I can't cook." There is a simple recipe, and all you need to do is buy and measure the ingredients, mix them together and heat them as stated, and put the stuff in a pan. What part of the recipe can't you do?
The part that requires all that work. I am lazy.




Actually I was going for the "it's not cooking, it's baking" reply, to which I would reply "see? I told you!"

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Old 09-13-06, 10:32 AM
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Looks like Kraft doesn't make corn syrup, sugar or peanut butter.
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Or snacks not invented by a someone on crystal meth.
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I think I might be crazy enough to do it. I'm on vacation this week, and really starting to get bored out of my skull. Sounds like fun! I'll go to the store and get the stuff and post pics of the finished product later.
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According to my calculations, each bar would have only about 220 calories. Not bad. But I expect about 219 of that is from saturated fat.
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Mmmmmmm.....saturated fat.
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i would try it.

peanut butter and bacon sandwiches is a common snack for endurance atheletes. This recipe actually sounds too sweet.
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Originally Posted by The_Infidel
I think I might be crazy enough to do it. I'm on vacation this week, and really starting to get bored out of my skull. Sounds like fun! I'll go to the store and get the stuff and post pics of the finished product later.
Next week you can post pics of your angioplasty.
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Well, if I don't like it after one bite, the last pic will be the finished product in the trash. Otherwise, I'll have someone snap a pic of me in my room at the local heart center.
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That sounds like a snack that was invented by someone who wanted to see what vomit looks, tastes, and smells like without actually having to puke anything up.
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Originally Posted by nevermind
Actually I was going for the "it's not cooking, it's baking" reply, to which I would reply "see? I told you!"

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No oven = no baking. (I think.)

Does anyone else think this recipe should include bananas somewhere? It all says "Elvis" to me....
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Originally Posted by drmoze
No oven = no baking. (I think.)

Does anyone else think this recipe should include bananas somewhere? It all says "Elvis" to me....
Only if it required frying.
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Well, just to verify that I actually took the time to manufacture these unusual items of digestinal challenge:

The ingredients:



I went the inexpensive route by buying store-brand equivalents, but the taste will be the exact same.

Mixing the sugar and corn syrup:



Removed from heat and stirred in the peanut butter:



Added the bacon and orange drink mix:



Mixed all that with the three cups of cereal:



Pressed the whole concoction into a greased pan, then cooled in the fridge:



Appearance & smell:

Vibiana wasn't too far off about the puke thing. This food definitely looks pre-chewed. But the smell is mainly peanut butter, as we all know tends to overpower pretty much anything it's an ingredient in.

Taste:

Same thing. Mainly peanut butter, but after a couple bites you can tell the orange drink is in there as well. Between those two, I really can't taste the bacon much at all. The flavor of the cereal is there, of course, but it seems to be more of a co-star to the other players of the recipe. I'm not sure if bananas would be the answer, as drmoze suggested, but I was thinking chocolate would fit in here. And going the unusual route, I nearly broke out my jar of Nutella spread from the pantry, but I may wait until I've had another bar or two to decide for sure.

Overall:

Not bad, but not great. Definitely wouldn't eat more than one, maybe two, in a day's time. It seems like one of those recipes where someone had everything you could possibly eat for breakfast written on individual slips of paper, pulled three of them out of a hat, then only added peanut butter as a quick save, probably because the first batch tasted foul without it. After all, peanut butter has been known to rescue some of history's worst food ideas. Why do you think it's in so many things?
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It must taste different than the recipe. You didn't use Kraft ingredients.
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Originally Posted by X
It must taste different than the recipe. You didn't use Kraft ingredients.
I've found that a brand-name doesn't make that vast a difference in flavors, especially with simple things like peanut butter, "Tang", and bacon bits. And having eaten Honey Bunches of Oats before, I can tell you the store-brand tastes just like it.

Besides, they only hawk the name-brands because they own them.

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Did you try frying a piece?

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