Friday, March 30, 2012

Davy Crockett and his B'ars

Around here, all things 'boy' have been into all things 'Davy Crockett'.

We have read his biography and started on his autobiography.
We know of his home--"Born on a mountain-top in Tennessee"
We know of his childhood--that he attended school for only four days.
Of his wilderness adventures--how in one year he killed one hundred five b'ars with his rifle Betsy.
Of his time as a woodsman in Tennessee--fighting with General Jackson.
Of his time courting his wife--and how she died and he remarried.
Of his time in  Legislature, and after that, his time as a riverman on the Mississippi.
And of his trip to Texas--and his death at the Alamo.

And oh! how we wish we had a coonskin cap and hunting clothes, just like Davy's!

And so, on a whim, I googled "Davy Crockett food" and turned up this recipe for "Davy Crockett's B'ars" on

Quite simple to make and using ingredients you most likely have on your shelf right now, these 'b'ars' won't last long--the perfect fuel for your wilderness explorer.

Davy Crockett B'ars

Prep Time:  10 minutes
Total Time:  25 minutes
Serves:  30

2  Cups  Flour
1  Cup  Sugar
1  teaspoon  Salt
1  teaspoon  Baking Powder
1  teaspoon  Baking Soda
1  Cup  Brown Sugar
2  Cups  Old Fashioned Oats
1  Cup  Chocolate Chips
2  Eggs
1  Cup  Oil
1  teaspoon  Vanilla

1.  Preheat oven to 350*.
2.  Mix together Flour, Sugar, Salt, Baking Powder, and Baking Soda
3.  Mix in Brown Sugar, Oats, and Chocolate Chips
4.  Combine Eggs, Oil, and Vanilla; stir into Chocolate Chip Mixture
5.  Press into a greased 15x10 jelly roll pan.
6.  Bake at 350* for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
7.  Cool slightly before cutting.

If only Davy Crockett's wife had cooking this easy!

From, submitted by Marg


Kelley said...

YUM! For sure will be trying these!

deborah said...

My son would love the part about only attending school for four days!

The bars look delicious!

I missed the giveaway-bummer!

Janet said...

those look good enough to eat and simple enough to make! Thanx for sharing.
-Friend of Kendra's =)