It’s so funny how they beg and plead for just one little treat. You probably remember the STONE COTTAGE DOG BISCUIT Recipe. Well, Barkin' Barley Bars is another recipe for my silly, spoiled, furry children.
1 cup barley
3 cups broth
1 package REAL bacon bits
1/2 cup cheese
The first time I purchased barley, it seemed kind of pricey. The first time I used barley, I thought WOW! This stuff just keeps absorbing liquid until it has quadrupled in size! Seriously, it just about quadruples itself, so a little goes a long way.
Here’s what you do to make Barkin’ Barley Bars. Dump the barley and the broth in a sauce pan and cook over low heat. It takes a little while for the barley to expand. Give it 30 minutes or so while you are busy doing other things. We have a wood stove, so on chilly days the barley hangs out on the wood stove.
Once the barley has absorbed all the broth, stir in the rest of the ingredients. You may want to save a little bacon and cheese for sprinking on top. Place in a lightly greased square baking dish.
If you like, you can sprinkle the top with a few bacon bits and a little cheese.
Bake for about 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Let it cool, even though the furry hoard pretends to be starving! That’s it! Cut into bars and give your pitiful babies a treat.
Less barking, more wagging!
Or playing with toys...
Thank you for stopping by and sharing our furry joy! ;-) -Marci