Saturday, January 22, 2011

O'Henry Bars with Nutella

I adore these bars.  They are, however, dangerously addictive.  You have been warned!  ;)

These bars whip together really fast.  The hardest part is letting them cool and set in the fridge...they taste their best fully chilled....but honestly I struggle not to dig in.  This is also one of those recipes that is easy to cut down in size if you need to.  If you only want a tiny amount....generally so you don't snarfle the entire pan....easy enough to make a 1/4 of the recipe. 


O'Henry Bars with Nutella

Bottom layer:
4 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup tub margarine, melted
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla

Top layer:
6oz milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup Nutella

Mix together oats and brown sugar.  Stir in melted butter, corn syrup, and vanilla.  Spread mixture in bottom of greased 9x13 pan and press down.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Mix together milk chocolate chips and Nutella.  Microwave, stirring often, until mixture melts and looks smooth.  Spread over top of baked bars.  Chill for a couple hours before slicing into squares and diving in.


Another pic of the goodies...
I used silicone cupcake forms to make the hearts.  Most of the time I'm content to do the 9x13 pan and slice into squares.  ;)  If you want to do a quick drizzle across your squares, spoon some of the chocolate/nutella mixture into a ziplock bag with the corner nipped off.  After you have spread your chocolate across your bars, drizzle away.

Sweet as Sugar Cookies has a Sweets for Saturday post with a ton of glorious goodies listed.  I spent quite a while drooling over all that glory.  ;)  I don't think you will regret having a lookie lew. 

47 comments:

  1. They looks so adorable and delicious!

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  2. Oh these look addicting! And super cute!

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  3. Oh I am in love! I love the photos and these are so cute for V-DAY! I got chocolate week coming up and this might inspire me :)

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  4. OMG..those are awesome looking bars! What a wonderful photos! Just love it!!!!

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  5. Oh my, I don't know how you waited for them to cool down! I would never stop eating these. Great job!

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  6. Oh My... they looks cute and scrumptious! ... Love the heart shape.. ready for the February?? hehehehe... ^_^

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  7. Those look delish! I will have to try out this recipe for Valentine's Day.

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  8. Yum, these sound great! The heart molds are perfect. More nutella recipes, love it!

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  9. Very cute and perfect for Valentine's. I only just found out what an Oh Henry bar was last week after a colleague brought some back from the States. I must say... I like!

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  10. WOW!! The only thing I don't have in the cupboard is the nutella, darn it! These looks and sound absolutely fantabulous! Love the heart shapes and all!

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  11. these looks so lovely ! I do love any base which is made with oats!

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  12. These bars DO look dangerously delicious! But I'm all for danger because it makes for a more interesting life...don't you agree? Love the use of the heart silicone molds, btw.

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  13. I have little blog award for you over at my blog!

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  14. Ok two of my favorite things are in this post! First of all the use of Nutella, and second the use of the word Snarfle! Love it! And man do these look amazing!

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  15. Those your chocolate hearts really make me crazy :)) they looks irresistible

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  16. These are beautiful and irresistible! Love the use of oat in the recipe....

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  17. Loookss soo cute in that heart shape .. very neat ! I bet they are tasty and the steps looks soo easy :)

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  18. i've never had an o'henry bar but apparently it's my aunt's favorite candy bar - she has a hard time finding it in canada...looks like i'll have to make some of these fabulous looking treats for her on my next trip to visit her! =)

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  19. Oh man, i think I have everything on hand to make these tomorrow!!! Sa-weet!

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  20. I think I am making these, like, TODAY (apologies, Steph)...

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  21. These bars look oh so yummy and their heart shape is darling. I have a new linky on my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this cute treat up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/01/sweets-for-saturday-1_21.html

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  22. Thank you for the lovely recipe. I never tried a sweet like this before, so I saved it in my favorite recipe list. I will try this for sure.

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  23. These are so incredibly cute! They look delicious and they'd be the perfect Valentine's Day treat!

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  24. These look incredible! I have ALL the ingredients and supplies, including the silicone cupcake forms (which I received as a gift recently)...this CAN'T be good :D

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  25. Very cute looking treats. You should make them for Valentine's Day.

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  26. this is an addiction I wouldnt mind having - what a spectacular treat!

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  27. Addicting is an understatement!! I haven't heard of O'Henry's in years. Your pictures are very good; these heart shaped goodies are begging for me to make them. Hmmm, just so happens I bought some new heart shaped cutters the other day. Perfect timing!

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  28. Thank you for bringing back the O'Henry. It needs more recognition. It has rights too.

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  29. Oh my! These look so rich and scrumptious! I love the heart shape...too cute! :)

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  30. These look delicious!! I LOOOOVE Nutella!

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  31. these are perfect for Valentine's day.
    love the oats base and like most of us, can't get enough of Nutella.
    thanks for sharing, hope you'll have a wonderful week

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  32. Yumm, these look delicious. Love the idea of using the silicone heart forms.

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  33. Awww, what a cute little confection for Valentine's Day! These are precious, and I bet super delicious. Great job!

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  34. wow, these look amazing... and perfect for Valentines!... thanks for your words on my blog today!... Dom x

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  35. Sandra...what a sweet award! I was tickled. ;)

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  36. Lisa....I linked in....what a lovely collection of goodies you have going over there.

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  37. okay, seriously-these are deadly. I would inhale the pan in about 30mins!

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  38. Without even reading the ingredients, the pictures alone tell me that these ARE dangerous and addictive!

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  39. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. I really appreciate the support and hope you'll be able to join in again next week. By then I'll have a cute button you can grab.

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  40. So yummy! I don't know if I would be able to control myself with these in the house!

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  41. OMG - love when I see candy re-invented and you did such a great job! Wish I had one of those hearts right now.

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  42. Gorgeous!! I love Nutella :) and these are absolutely addictive! Thanks for sharing!!

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  43. These are lovely, I love nutella and gotta try your recipe soon.

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  44. I love these! They look so adorable and fun to eat.

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  45. awww heart shaped brownies or bars as you call tem. Thanks for posting the the parallel picture ... it was nice to see the different layer at the bottom, what is it caramel? For some reason I always or I have come to enjoy warm chocolate brownies more than the cold ones.

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