About a week ago I shared news of a new product called “This Bar Saves Lives”. The company gives a packet of life saving food to a child in need for each bar you buy. The following recipe, created by Chef Nyesha, is made using This Bar Saves Lives vanilla bars.
By: Chef Nyesha J Arrington
- 1 quart popped corn (3 T. unpopped)
- 2 ea. Vanilla This Bar Saves Lives, chopped
- 1/2c. Toasted, chopped Marcona Almonds
- 1/4c. Unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 tbl. Flax seed
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1/4 c. light corn syrup
- 2 T. butter
- 1/3 c. condensed milk
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
In buttered shallow baking dish, combine popped corn, Almonds, coconut, flaxseed and chopped granola bar.In small saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Stir well. Bring to a boil – stir in condensed milk. Boil gently, stirring occasionally until soft-ball stage (234 – 238º). Stir in vanilla. Pour over corn mix, stirring to coat. Form into 15-20 balls, depending on size.
More about Chef Nyesha:
After graduating from the Culinary School at the Art Institute of California in Los Angeles, Nyesha became the Executive Chef at Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica from 2011-2013, and was named a Rising Star by then Angeleno Magazine restaurant critic Brad Johnson. She’s been featured in Restaurant Hospitality, on StarChefs.com and was a guest chef at the popular Test Kitchen restaurant in 2011. That same year, she was a “cheftestant” on two top cooking shows: Bravo’s “Top Chef” and Food Network’s series, “Chef Hunter,” and won both.In 2012, Arrington was recognized by Zagat.com as one of the “30 Under 30 – LA’s Hottest Up-And-Comers,” and profiled in LA Weekly’s People issue as one of the most 69 interesting people to watch that year. She has also appeared on KTLA and on KCRW’s “Good Food” on Public Television. In 2013 she won the cooking competition show “Knife Fight” on Esquire Network and this year returned to the show as a Guest Chef Judge.
Whole Foods stores nationwide will begin carrying these bars this month in addition to many other stores that are already carrying the bars. The bars can also be purchased directly from the website.