Wednesday, 9 September 2009

No Bake Chocolate Muesli Bars| My 50th Post & A Few Awards | StepWise

 
Foodelicious-Chocolate Muesli bars
 
Hi!
My 50th post… a milestone achieved. It’s a little over 3 months that I am a part of this foodie blogosphere and yet it seems it was quite sometime back when I wrote my first post- Maavinkaayi Chutney. I have made 44 new friends with similar likings who are following my blog. I am very thankful to them for being so supportive.
 
I remember when I was editing my first post, I was so nervous thinking is it the right post as the first post… and with all those mixed feelings, I just posted it, as we all loved the recipe very much. For that post I got 6 comments and I had 2 people following the Blog. I would think at times, that having started this blog would I have enough recipes to postI don't know smile? But gladly I am still posting and still have enough and more to share…Smile. As a matter of fact I have become more experimental and try many more things in my small little kitchen. My family has started teasing me by saying that we eat only blogged food Smile with tongue out.
 
I am extremely thankful to S for being so supportive Red heart. He would read each and every comment that I get for my posts. He would pick up trendy platters, suggesting which would be good for my clicks. He would also read my posts critically and give his inputs.
 
The most important thing that I have learnt about myself through blogging is, that I could write and for this I must thank myself, because if I had not taken the initiative to blog, I would have never realized about this skill.
 
If I see my first post today, I have come a long way. My friends in the blogosphere were really kind to shower awards on a novice like me. And today with this post I am sharing a few more, I am accepting them humbly and I will try that I do not disappoint my friends and readers in future too, and keep sharing new and interesting recipes.
 
I am extremely thankful to Padma and Sushma Mallya to pass me the Honest scrap award.
 
 
This award comes with the following requirements :
I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link it
I must list 10 honest things about myself
I must put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog.
I must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers & list their links
I must notify the bloggers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above three requirements also.



My dear friend Priyaraj has showered me with a yum yum blog award, a giant bear hug award and 360° Foodie Award . Thanks a lot dear, I feel honored and at the same time humbled. It means I have to improve and become better in my skills.
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You guys have made my day especially when it’s coming just before the 50th post. I am passing on these awards to all new bloggers, please feel free to take them. I am doing this because the last time I passed on the awards a few people did not even acknowledge it. I do not want to dishonor the awards as they mean a lot to me. I hope my fellow bloggers would empathize with my feelings.
Ten Honest things about Me.
1. I am a Sagittarian.
2. True to a Sagittarian, I am very honest.
3. I am an extrovert and mix up quickly but I am extremely picky about my friends.
4. I hate people taking me for granted.
5. I hate keeping any one’s money and at the same time some one not paying me back, a virtue I learnt from my dad.
6. I love buying cookery books and have a huge collection.I can read cookery books like a novel and keep admiring the clicks.
7. I regret a lot of times that I sacrificed my career.
8. I am a cleanliness freak and sometimes I go hard on myself because of that. Though the last few months I have been lenient with myself.
9. I am too attached with my personal belongings and would not like to share them easily, especially my crockery and my books.
10. I am a self learner. Most of the things that I have achieved is through hard work and patience.
Coming to the recipe. This is a recipe which S suggested I should make. The kids do not like eating Muesli, so mixing it with Chocolate helps me serve 2 purposes- make them eat Muesli and consume my chocolate slabs which I had bought in excess greedily. Winking smile
These are very healthy bars with the health benefits of both the Muesli and the Chocolate. Chocolate is a natural antioxidant.The main ingredient in chocolate is cocoa beans - the seeds of the fruit of the cacao tree. Recent studies suggest that the antioxidants in foods may reduce the risk of many kinds of illness, from heart disease to cancer. Antioxidants like those found in dark chocolate and cocoa have also been linked to some of the hallmarks of good cardiovascular health such as enhanced blood flow, healthy cholesterol levels and, in some cases, reduced blood pressure. So should not we indulge in more Chocolates?Open-mouthed smile
About the Muesli
A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of cancer and other age-related diseases, and fresh muesli is a tasty way to start the day with one or two portions of fresh fruit.
Oat products have been shown to help lower high blood cholesterol concentration (hypercholesterolemia) and thereby reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis and also
Products made from whole oat and wheat grains are rich in fibre and essential trace elements. Some types of nuts (especially hazelnuts) are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are associated with many health benefits, including the development of the nervous system.
All this makes the Chocolate-Muesli bar a very healthy combination to indulge in ,especially for the growing children and also the Mom’s to be. These can be given in lunch box or after play in the evening or to satiate the hunger pangs.
 
Foodelicious-Chocolate Muesli bars

No Bake Chocolate Muesli Bars

 

Preparation Time:15mins | Setting Time: an hour | Makes: 14-16bars | Difficulty Level: Easy | Category: Snacks/Bars

 
 

Ingredients for Chocolate Muesli Bars

300gms dark compound
125-150gms Muesli ( I used Kellog’s Muesli Nut Delight with no added sugar)
1-2tbsp unsalted butter
 

Method

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Break the dark compound into small pieces and melt it on a double boiler.
 
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Mix in 2tbsp butter and Muesli. Mix properly.
 
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Apply butter on a  baking sheet.
 
Spread the mix over it in an even layer. Smoothen the top with the back side of a spoon. You can make round shapes also, which I made a few.
These bars do not have a smooth finish so don’t panic.
 
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Refrigerate for 1/2 an hour, once half set, cut into bar shape using a sharp serrated knife. Put in the fridge again and let the bars set completely. Separate the cut bars and store in an air tight container preferably in the fridge.
 
The bars are ready to serve. The bars have a nice crunch because of the Muesli . One can use milk chocolate or a mix of milk chocolate and dark compound. As we like the bitter version, I have used only the dark compound.
 
My bars are heading to CFK- Chocolate
This event is hosted by Hema of Salt to taste and is the brain child of Sharmi of Naivedyam.
I am also sending this to
Food for seven stages of life- Pregnancy hosted by Sudeshna of Cook like a Bong and Radhika Vasanth of Saurashtra Kitchen.

Foodelicious-Chocolate Muesli bars

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46 comments:

Parita said...

Chocolate muesli bars look fantastic and so simple! congratulations on your 50th post and all your awards dear, keep rocking!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

You look like a pro here... Congrats on 50th post. Chocolate muesli looks great...

Sanghi said...

Wow... congrats on the 50th post pari..! Keep going..! Love the choco delight..!

Preeti Kashyap said...

looks great!

Jaya Wagle said...

Congratulations on the 50th post Pari. The choco muselli bars look great. :)

Gita said...

Wow chocloate mueseli...I have to make this one...congrats on our achievements and awards Pari :) These days I too started reading cookbooks like novels :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Pari on your 50th post, You rock girl. I wish you all the best for your all future posts.

Nalini.

Priya said...

Congrats on ur 50th post dear, keep on rocking..SUch a droolworthy chocolate muesli, definitely healthy..COngrats on ur awards, glad to know more about u..

En Samaiyal said...

Congrats for ur 50th post & well deserved Awards dear ..long way to go ...keep rocking ....Nice to know about u ...chocolate muesli looks yum & crunchy ......

Nithya said...

Chocolate bars look so yummm.. and congrats on your milestone and your awards too :) Keep it going.

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely one..congrats dear..yummy....please do participate in my first cooked food event

Rakesh said...

Hey, congrats on the 50th post and keep it coming...
how abt starting series on a weekly basis...like a paratha series, dosa series, quick snack series, etc..

Poornima Nair said...

Congrats on ur 50th post and the awards. Thats an awesome dish to celebrate ur milestone.

Nandini said...

Congrats on your 50th Post.Lovely Choco Bar! Keep rocking!

Anncoo said...

Choc meusli bars is one of my favourite, hope I can try some :D

Lavi said...

Congrads on ur 5oth post!! Congrds on awards too!!

Love your dark choco museli bars...now i want to try this!

rekhas kitchen said...

whaa kay bath hai looks so yum yum yummy very healthy too.

Hema said...

Congrats on your award and the 50th recipe milestone.. Lovely choco bars.. Thanks for sending it to the event..

lata raja said...

Way to go Pari. I sure understand all the apprehensions you had as was the same with me. With all the encouragement the girls shower my confidence picked up. The post by itself is as sweet as your choc bars. Keep the good work up.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Congrats on your 50th post..chocolate bars are indeed very healthy...thanks for sharing.

Meera said...

Congratulations on your half century!! Delicious post indeed. Here's wishing you for many more... Keep up your wonderful work!!

Padma said...

Congrats on your 50th post and all those well deserved awards Pari... nice way to celebrate with chocolate muesli... looks yummy and perfect entry for the event... keep rocking and achieve many more milestones and awards :)

Vaishali said...

Congratulations, dear Pari, on your 50th post. It's been wonderful getting to know your blog. And good to learn more about you too in this post!
Delicious bars-- and healthy too. Who could ask for more?

Sireesha said...

Chocolate muesli bars look fabulous...Congrats on all ur awards..

My Little Space said...

First of all, congratulations on all the well deserved awards! I can see that you're about to jump high up to the sky...he he! And you've a wonderful recipe for the day, thank you! I know, I know it's been a while. Yeah, it's always like too little time for too many things. And time is always limited! Will try to follow up what I've missed out...You have a great day!

Cheers, Kristy

Prathibha said...

Congratulations on ur 50th post dear...and those chocolate muesli bars look so delicious..I wish I could take a bite of it.

Katy ~ said...

Congratulations on your 50th post; that is an achievement. Wishing you many many more delicious posts.

These bars are an inspiration. Yumm...I can see many happy faces enjoying this one.

Aparna Prabhu said...

New here nd chocolates bars luk so delicious nd healthy....Congrats on ur 50th post

sra said...

Your 50th? That's nice. I'm almost three years old here and I just crossed 200 posts - didn't realise when that happened, only later.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow.....congrats on your milestone post and awards....coming to the recipe...by just seeing the word choclate....my heart melts....you made it more yum and healthier by adding museli....some days back i saw something similar in NDTV good times, there Aditya Bal was telling it is good to apply as scrub for the body as it is little rough.....what a idea sirji....

Aysha said...

Congratulations on all ur awards dear....u truly deserve it...dis recipe is so delicious...n healthy too...mmm...yummy!!!

sangeeta said...

congrats for the 50th post and for all the awards.......keep up the good work.

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Congrats on your 50th post Pari,and also for all the awards you've been showered with. What a wonderful & exciting journey this is turning out to be. I love the way you enjoy blogging. It's ever so addictive, isn't it? All the best, always from another NCR blogger-baker!!

Yasmeen said...

The bars sound nutritious.Congrats on your tasty 50!

Palidor said...

Those chocolate muesli bars look delicious! Congratulations on all the awards! It's nice to read more about you.

Karine said...

I would love one of these! They look delicious!

Preety said...

congrats on your award..and bar looks delicious

PJ said...

Hi Pari,Congrats on the 50th post and the awards..It was nice reading about you..U are a Sagittarius too!!No wonder we have the same interests!!!Those chocolate muesli bars look delicious...

Ammu said...

Congrag on ur awards & 50th post. Lovely dish. There is something waiting for you in my blog. Plz collect it dear.

Purva Desai said...

Congrats on ur 50th post.....Bar looks irresistibly tempting

forkbootsandapalette said...

ooh chocolate and muesli..both i love. and congrats on the landmark

Divya Kudua said...

Congrats on your 50th post and what a way to celebrate with a healthy Snack bar:).

Congrats on your award:)

s said...

this looks store bought

Jeena suraj said...

Delicious and tempting.

Ranjani Venkatesh said...

Super good. Am a budding blogger too..

Please drop by when u find time http://nammathusamayal.blogspot.in/

Adeeti Jain said...

Another recipe on my 'To -try' list. Congrats on the 50 mark - Keep blogging. Hope to see you cross the 500 mark soon.

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