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Old 06-28-2005, 03:09 PM   #1
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DO NOT MAKE THE CONGO BARS!!!

these are just to darn good. Boy oh Boy. I couldn't find the thread but I think Deezine Girl came up with the recipe. Anyway, these thing are dangerously good. Really, for your own health, if you go against my warning and make them. do not eat them, Send them to me. I just bumped up the thread with the recipe. It the one. "If you don't like Carbquik.

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Old 06-28-2005, 03:52 PM   #2
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They are self-limiting for me due to the poly-D and brown Diabetisweet I use in them - if I eat more than ONE at a sitting I get bad bloating and ahem - gas problems!

That's actually OK though because I can MAKE a batch and remind myself NOT to cause undue stress by eating more than ONE! LOL!

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Old 06-28-2005, 04:11 PM   #3
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NOW you tell me! I JUST made them! I'm eating them warm....they are the best low carb treat I have made bar none! I used CarbQuick and a mixture of Diabetsweet, splenda and liquid splenda. I have never had Poly D before...I guess that will help me go easy on them. I seriously could eat the whole pan! :blush:
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Old 06-28-2005, 04:47 PM   #4
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I started to post the same warning!!!!!! I couldn't wait to get home from work today. I'm glad I cut mine into small squares. I feel better since I ate about FIVE!!!!!!!!

Those things are tooo GOOOOD!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:24 PM   #5
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Ok where do I get brown Diabetisweetn . I look at netrition and they just had the one kind . I would love to get a brown verson of this .
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:16 PM   #6
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I put mine in the freezer. They are tooo good.

Would Wal-Mart have the brown diabetsweet???
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:28 PM   #7
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I suggested them in another thread and they seem to have resurrected again....I just love these things to death. If I never did another low carb day in my life again, I'd still make these. That's what I call a good recipe.
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:33 PM   #8
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YES, you did DAVIAN!!!!! Were not for you I wouldn't have tried them!!!!!

Much appreciation to you too!!!!!
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Yes, Walmart has Diabetsweet. It is in the section where they have Diabetic supplies. Near the pharmacy. It took me forever to find it. I was looking in the sugar section.
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Old 06-28-2005, 07:32 PM   #10
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OK, so how about posting the recipe for us lazy people who don't want to search for it?

Thank you!!
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To those not pleased with carbquik....
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LOL! I thought I did something wrong!
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thanks I will have to look for It in walmart the next time im that way .
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:59 AM   #14
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LOL! I thought I did something wrong!
No way! Thanks so much for this recipe....it's a staple in my house...although I cut it in 32 pieces and freeze most, keeping a small supply in the fridge.

My mom in Washington state makes them weekly...she's a diabetic II and loves them. My dad just loves them cause they're great!

Thanks again!
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:06 AM   #15
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netrition has 2 kinds of polydextrose. do you use the one with sucralose or the one without for the recipe? can't wait to try these. placing a netrition order today.
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:21 AM   #16
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What in the heck is polydextrose? If I buy it just for these bars, are there many other things I would use it in, too?
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Old 06-29-2005, 06:30 AM   #17
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Use the unsweetened polyd for the recipe.

Phinnk - check out these links:
Polydextrose

Polydextrose Recipes

A search for polydextrose on the Recipe Help board will bring up quite a bit, too.
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Old 06-29-2005, 07:32 AM   #18
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How do you store the cut up pieces? Once i cut it, i just stack em and put in on the fridge, but they are stuck together.
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I leave mine in the pan.

Maybe if you need to stack them, a little wax paper or parchment in between?
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Old 06-29-2005, 09:21 AM   #20
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DizneeGirl, I was just trying to get you attention. By the way, My grandkids had them last night with some lc ice cream. Definately a keeper. thanks again!!!! And, come up with some more. I wonder how they would do with Carbalose. Anyone try it yet?
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I have the recipe I pulled off this site yesterday and I am dying to make them. The reviews have been so good, they have to be incredible.
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Old 06-29-2005, 12:20 PM   #22
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I also have to tell you DO NOT EAT THEM STRAIGHT FROM THE FREEZER! They are too good....cool, chewy and gooey! Thank goodness for the sugar alcohol affect, or I would have real portion control issues with these.

Thanks Dizneegirl! You rock!
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These are without a doubt one of the best low-carb treats around. Thanks again Dizneegirl. However you came up with the recipe I hope you are working on more like it!! I think now I may have to make these again this weekend.
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OK I made the bars . I gave one to my low carb hating oldest daughter , her first reaction was : ewwww its low carb : but about a min later she was lining up with a plate to get some. the kids then twisted my arm into making a triple batch so we would have some to take on a trip this week end , I put them in the freezer to make sure they make it that far . By the way it says to let them cool about 30 min in the pan . is that required ? because my bars where just about gone 5 min after i pulled then from the oven :blush: with 4 kids they dont last long.
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I gave in last night too and gave one to my teenaged son. When I came home he asked me about them. He said "Why are yours so much softer then the ones you made for daddy?" (made daddy the regular high carb version). I immediately got suspicous, "Did you eat one?!!!!" "No", he says, but me thinks it's a lie. So I asked "Would you like to try it?" "Sure", says he and proceeds to take a big bite!!!

DEAD GIVE AWAY. They only take a small "test" bite of my goodies when they know they are low carb.

"Good" he says like he's surprised. Yeah, Right. Like he's never had one before. "Would you like another?" I offer. "Sure", he says.

So then I did what I had to do. I proceeded to eat all the rest of them. Well.........I had to, didn't I?
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I like your logic - eat them all so you don't have to share. I don't like to share the "good" stuff with anyone else either!!!!
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I made these last night for the first time. Wow, they are good!!!! As I long as I make these on a regular basis, I will get plently of fiber in my diet!!!!
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I made a batch yesterday too, but I left out the MiniCarb chocolate chips. I like to use them as a replacement for unsweetened or semisweet chocolate in recipes, but I don't care for them on their own. The bars are wonderful and my husband loved them too. I tried to get him to take them to work with him today to get them out of the house, but he wants to eat them next week while he's on vacation. I told him that if he leaves them here, there probably won't be any left by next week!

Has anyone tried baking these in a smaller pan, say 9x9", so they'll come out a bit thicker? Would that not work due to the PolyD keeping them from getting baked in the center?

Also, how about a peanut butter version? Has anyone tried that? I'm also thinking about adding some coconut sometime.
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I was thinking about adding coconut too. That would be good!
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This was my breakfast..I had 2..they are soooooooooo fabulous.

I bought a salt shaker with big holes in the top and I used it for sprinkling poly-d on the top..Looks like confectioners sugar..It is also good for shaking it into liquids..as it doesn't clump..I've only tried in hot liquids, though..

I'm thinking..how about a basic Congo bar..then on the top layer some coconut..Then add the chips on the top..Like a 7 layer bar...

Linda Sue: I was thinking the same thing about making it in a smaller pan..but for me, thinner is better because they go farther..
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