I failed this weekend. Twice. And I failed at something I'm not too shy to admit that I'm good at: Granola bar bites. I had such a craving for them, so I picked up some dried fruit at the grocery store this weekend. And sinfully so, I also had some chocolate and peanut butter chips on hand. So I made one batch, but divided the batter before adding the fruit and chips.
It went wrong.
I ended up with granola:
At least everything still tasted good, so it wasn't a total loss, but when you want granola bar bites and you're stuck with granola, well...it defeats the purpose.
I don't know what happened. Maybe I should have measured out my ingredients a little more closely, like...with this OXO food scale:
The scale. It's totally useful. And user-friendly:
Let's get back to the Nutella. Not pictured: cocoa powder, vanilla extract and a touch of vegetable oil. I decide to leave out the powdered sugar that the original recipe called for. I didn't have any, and didn't really want any in it. Perhaps that would have made the end result a bit creamier. Mine was slightly thicker than normal Nutella.
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