Forever Nigella: Packed Lunch Stars!

Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.”–Joe Fox from You’ve Got Mail.

While I don’t live in New York, I do love fall. And, though I’ve been out of Academia for eight years, fall still reminds me of school supplies, back-to-school clothes, and packed lunches. In honor of this month’s Forever Nigella, I thought it fitting to make Nigella’s rocky road crunch bars. Nigella herself says that “No one is ever going to complain about having one of these in their lunch box.” The recipe can be found here or in Nigella Express.

This month’s Forever Nigella host is Nazima at Working London Mummy. Forever Nigella is a cooking group created by Sarah at Maison Cupcake.


42 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 06:41:50

    A fabulous recipe yet again! Love these Nigella recipes. 🙂

  2. Choc Chip Uru
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 06:42:55

    Mmmm these bars look fan-freaking-tactic my friend – I would go to school just to have a lunchbox full!

    Choc Chip Uru

  3. hotlyspiced
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 06:45:02

    I love rocky road and I can eat it at any time of the year, not just fall. I love that quote from You’ve Got Mail. What a great talent Nora Ephron was xx

  4. Food,Photography & France
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 06:52:24

    I am not a Nigella fan, but those bars are very good:)

  5. Bam's Kitchen
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 07:10:40

    You photos of this little treat are fantastic. Love the dusting of the powdered sugar on top makes it look like a little bellow of chocolate on a cloud.

  6. Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 07:23:08

    These bars are making my mouth water. Yum!!!

  7. rondamkisner
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 07:25:14

    Oh, Yums!

  8. Promenade Claire
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 08:43:09

    I’d love to visit New York, whatever the season!
    Loving the way you connect autumn with the return to school and all that it brings – including lunch box treats 🙂

  9. saffronandhoney
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 08:59:21

    I’m with you – you can’t escape that feeling of school in September, even if you have nothing to do with it anymore 🙂 these bars look amazing!

  10. Audrey Allure
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 09:45:59

    I love fall too and mmm that looks delicious!

  11. Amanda chic
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 10:27:23

    What a fab recipe! i am going to take note 😀

    A chic kiss 😉

  12. Three Well Beings
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 12:05:40

    I still work in a university, so fall is absolutely synonymous with the things you’ve itemized. Even “big kids” have their school supplies all in tow. And these bars make my head spin! I often bring treats into the office for the students I work with, so this will be a must! And soon. 🙂 Debra

  13. Garden Correspondent
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 13:59:17

    Since I’m a teacher by trade, fall always means a new year to me! I think my son would fall off his chair if he found something so exciting in his lunchbox. I wonder if I ought to try…

  14. Katerina
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 14:57:30

    I know my son would love to have such a treat as a snack! I would love to have it myself at work! It looks so sinful!

  15. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 18:01:43

    I love You’ve Got Mail. I’ve made similar bars using Nutella 🙂

  16. Norma Chang
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 18:06:29

    I will take these anytime of the year.

  17. Inger Wilkerson
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 18:25:31

    Very timely subject! My two high schoolers tell me that their lunches are tooooooo boring!

  18. Andi winslow
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 20:22:25

    I’d like these bars in my lunch box. Sound pretty delish. Happy fall. Andi

  19. Healthy cooking Blog
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 20:29:35

    Nice healthy feeling bars !!

  20. Ameena
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 22:20:59

    I love that quote…I wish I were in NY in the fall! Or anywhere other than LA when it comes right down to it. 🙂

    These look delicious…

  21. JasmyneTea
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 01:58:54

    Nigella is the best! Your bars look divine – i’ll give them a go, my lunchbox is looking pretty boring at the moment!

  22. vianney
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 05:10:12

    Love Nigella~ the bars look amazing!!

  23. Cakelaw
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 07:18:44

    OMG – I am not sure about New York in the fall, but I do love these!

  24. Anne@FromMySweetHeart
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 09:20:21

    Wow….these look scrumptious! : )

  25. Tandy
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 09:51:15

    They look divine! Enjoy the start of fall and all it brings 🙂

  26. Liz
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 11:12:50

    I would love a huge one of these in my lunchbox! Yummy!

  27. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 15:20:46

    Since this summer my son’s favorite ice cream flavor is rocky road. He “discovered” this flavor this summer and is loving it. These bars sounds good and he’ll love them for sure!

  28. cooking varieties
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 15:59:21

    hi dear, how have you been doing.. the crunch bars looks super delicious..hmm..tempted to try out. have a nice day

  29. Geraldine Saucier
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 16:21:13

    The Rocky Road Bars look fantastic! My kids will love having them in their lunches and I’ll enjoy mine with some tea. Thanks for sharing this delicious post:)

  30. Mary
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 20:12:15

    just love this – what a treat to find it in the lunch box!
    Mary x

  31. Jenn and Seth
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 20:57:49

    oh my god! these look divine, love it!

  32. squishymonster
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 22:04:06

    Nigella is a goddess and these look like a sort of ambrosia!!

  33. rebecca
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 22:40:43

    fun event

  34. Sarah, Maison Cupcake
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 06:47:27

    What a lovely intro, that’s one of my favourite films and I haven’t seen it for years! thanks for taking part in Forever Nigella, I certainly wouldn’t complain about one of these in my lunchbox!!

  35. Balvinder
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 10:16:00

    I love Vancouver in the Fall.The yellow, orange and red leaves look so beautiful. the bars looks good one.

  36. Beth
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 11:58:25

    Rocky road crunch bars – even the name sounds amazing!

  37. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 12:16:40

    I think I’d better make these gems when I get home so my kiddos can have them in their lunch tomorrow! These look fantastic and if anyone does complain, then these babies are ALL MINE! No problem.

  38. tracy
    Sep 27, 2012 @ 13:12:44

    Another wonderful treat. These bars look delicious.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  39. Sarvani @ baker in disguise
    Sep 30, 2012 @ 08:48:36

    oh love love these rocky road bars… can’t go wrong with them!! and ‘You’ve Got Mail’ is one of my all-time favourite movies!! 🙂

  40. kitchen therapy
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 22:36:08

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love school supply season too!!! Over here in Australia, just as the christmas decorations begin to disappear off the shelves, they are replaced by school supplies!

  41. Baker Street (@bakerstreet29)
    Oct 03, 2012 @ 07:38:48

    I totally missed out last month. this sounds like a fabulous treat 🙂

  42. Nazima @ franglais (@workinglonmummy)
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 15:53:05

    this sounds totally delicious. Thanks so much for entering Simple and in Season. I am sorry to leave it so late to comment and roundup but am about to do so now!

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