Bars vs. Brownies, or Pan Cookies?
It’s made in a pan and cut into rectangular squares, but I tell you, it’s not a BROWNIE!
Ya’ll know I’m from MN, even though I just said ya’ll (blame my friend, April, for that), and in Minne-soh-tah we call things like that bars.
Jason tells me “Rice Krispies Treats” are not a rice krispies bars. I must admit I say rice krispy bars. I didn’t know you were to add the whole krispies in there until I just did my official research for this post! And upon said research, I now have to admit that Kellogg’s calls them treats.
I’ll give him that.
But you can’t just call anything that’s from a pan and cut into rectangular squares a treat, can you? Or a brownie? Even Blondies have a different name, albeit I knew them first as plain-ole Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.
I’ve even heard some people call any bar or brownie a pan-cookie. I’m so confused! Please edu-ma-cate me. What do you call them?!
My friend, Gwen, recently posted this here image and recipe on her site, I Will Make Crafts. She calls these enticing things Chocolate Revel Bars.
Although, she, too is from MN and we grew up in the same town so go figure. These same bars, though, were called in my house (by my father who named them) – Goo Bars. That’s what we call ‘em. Goo Bars cuz they get all gooey and messy and drippy and yummy (when they are warm). Check out Gwen’s recipe. THEY ARE SO GOOD. Although, these things put me flat on my back since I’m allergic to most of the ingredients. Hmm, anyone up for the challenge to make these bars (or brownies or pan-cookies, whatever you call them!) wheat free, dairy free, egg free and refined sugar free? I’m thinking you could use buckwheat flour instead of wheat-flour, oats (those can stay the same), dark chocolate, almond milk and maple sugar, oh and egg-replacer? If you are up for the challenge… let me know how you alter the recipe. Or I’ll stop being lazy, give it a go and post it here later!
Gwen also has a great recipe for, and I quote, “The Best Lemon Bars Ever”. Check it out.
What do you call these rectangular bites of dessert baked in a pan?
Bars, Brownies or Pan Cookies?! (or something else?)