Another Monday, another round of Meatless Mondays from A-Z! Over the last two weeks, a few other bloggers and I created recipes with Queso and Raisins. Well, I missed Queso week, but my Raisin dish is pretty spectacular if you missed it.
This week is a cooking week, which means all of us choose another blogger’s creation (or another recipe all together) and try it out for ourselves.
I was immediately drawn to these Cinnamon Raisin PB Puffins Bars from Sarah over at A Whisk & Two Wands. I love cinnamon raisin flavored anything. I can also eat peanut butter straight out of the jar, so how could I not give this recipe a go. Plus, it’s only 3 ingredients and doesn’t require any cooking! My favorite kind of recipe.
Not because of the recipe. Because this gal tried to take a short cut. I didn’t want to put the Puffins through a food processor because I didn’t want to clean said food processor afterwards. Instead, I just crumbled them up by hand (aka punched the bag a few times and then smacked it with a rolling pin). Well, this resulted in my bars not actually forming into bars. They are kind of just crumbly messes. The crumbs taste delicious, but they are quite difficult to eat. Seriously, I felt like Wreck It Ralph. Every time I touched a bar it would fall to pieces.
Let’s compare, shall we? These are Sarah’s gorgeous looking bars:
These are my crumbly messes:
I dub thee an epic Fitful Focus Fail.
I think if I had followed Sarah’s directions and not been a lazy ass, they would have turned out great.
But for now, at least I have a bunch of great tasting crumbles! Maybe I’ll mix them into oats or top a smoothie with them? What do you think I should do with these crumbles?
Check out the full recipe here, and definitely use your food processor!
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