Dealer Joe’s No Bake Nut Butter Bar Combine

Trader Joe's No Bake Nut Butter Bar Mix

Along with 80’s films, I am additionally an appreciator of tremendous post-apocalyptic cinema—not simply influential movies like The Street and Mad Max, however lesser identified indie flicks like Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse, Mild of My Life, and EMP 333 Days. Talking of EMP’s, you could possibly theoretically make these treats even after a large electromagnetic pulse. No bake! I like it.

I imply, certain, they need you to place the combination within the freezer for 20 minutes to let it coagulate for a spell. But when it is winter time, you could possibly simply put the pan exterior for some time to attain the identical impact. Additionally, a few of you may argue that you’re going to nonetheless have the flexibility to bake in such a scenario since gasoline strains will nonetheless perform after an EMP. Positive, that can be true for a time, however sadly a long run grid failure will imply shedding pure gasoline and operating water quickly after the electrical energy goes out.

However in case you thought forward, you will nonetheless be snacking on Dealer Joe’s No Bake Nut Butter Bars. What a luxurious these can be within the Apocalypse. Nut butters, honey, and maple syrup are all nice issues to replenish on.

The recipe requires a cup of any nut butter of your selection and half a cup of both honey or maple syrup, together with the included combine. I used peanut butter and honey, in all probability the least unique combo doable, but in addition fairly probably the most secure. 

It turned out surprisingly properly. I used chunky pb, which could have thrown off the supposed strong to liquid ratio and made my combination rather less viscous than it was supposed to be. I discovered it arduous to coat the entire combine with my pb/honey mix.

However they got here out tremendous crunchy, which Sonia and I each beloved. The honey was greater than enough as a sweetener, and the combination added much more nuttiness to the flavour. Peanut butter was nonetheless the dominant taste, however the almond, oats, and rice from the bottom may nonetheless be detected within the background. My favourite a part of the Dealer Joe’s combine have been tiny little spheres of what I assume are puffed rice..? They moved the feel even additional within the path of “bar,” quite than “wad of edible Play-Doh,” and added a crispness that is very nice.

Sonia appeared a bit of extra captivated by the completed bars than I used to be. She thinks she’ll make one other batch with almond butter and maple syrup very quickly. I am certain they will be no less than nearly as good as the primary batch.

$3.49 for the combination. Will more than likely be a repeat buy. 4 and a half stars from Sonia. Three and a half from me.

Backside line: 8 out of 10.