St. Anthony's Hermit Bars

Item #4694
Shipping Wt. 1.00 lbs.
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From Little Portion Hermitage

Delicious, moist and chewy hermit bars are made with blackstrap molasses, raisins, pecans, and plenty of warm spices.

A welcome treat any time of the day; made with natural ingredients in the monastery kitchen by the Brothers and Sisters of Charity. 11-oz. package contains 5 bars.

Little Portion Hermitage: Berryville, Arkansas

The Brothers and Sisters of Charity at Little Portion Hermitage were founded by Catholic musician John Michael Talbot. Following two albums recorded for Sparrow Records in 1976 and 1977, and intrigued by the life of St. Francis of Assisi, he began studying at a Franciscan retreat center and joined the Secular Franciscans in 1978. A year later he started a house of prayer, The Little Portion, and planned to live as a hermit. But, he says, "People asked for more recordings, and I began doing a music ministry." In 1982 he, along with six others, moved to Eureka Springs, Arkansas and founded The Little Portion Hermitage.

Today The Brothers and Sisters of Charity has about 40 members in Arkansas and another 500 worldwide. The Brothers and Sisters of Charity is the only community of its kind in North America with canonical status from the Catholic Church. It has been formally recognized as a Public Association of the Faithful and is one of 10 communities around the globe to encompass celibate brothers and sisters, as well as single people, married couples and families. Though the latter are permitted greater latitude, the essentials are the same. All take vows of chastity, poverty and obedience appropriate for their state of life. After a devastating fire in 2008, a new chapel and associated buildings were built, and in 2013 the Little Portion Bakery was founded by John Michael's wife Viola Talbot to make wholesome, tasty, and healthful products.

Ingredients: Enriched bleached flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid), brown sugar (sugar, molasses), butter, raisins, blackstrap molasses, pecans, eggs, leavening (baking powder, baking soda), cinnamon, ginger, salt. CONTAINS EGGS, WHEAT, PECANS
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4 reviews

Delicious, like my grandmother's cooking
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Oct 27, 2022  |  By Toni D.
Rich, nostalgic hermit bars -- so hard to find! Thank you
Toni D.

Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Sep 9, 2022  |  By Kathryn R.
These Hermit bars are wonderful! I am more than pleased. I am a customer for life! Each bar can be halved to make 2 bars really. Awesome product!!!
Kathryn R.

Brought Back a Memory
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Oct 25, 2021  |  By Susan H.
My Mom used to get these when I was a kid, so loved them and wanted to find them again. I googled and your company popped up with this. I have purchased twice and love them. I just eat half and save the rest for another day. I don't eat cookies everyday so I have purchased locknlock containers and put them in my freezer. So when I want a treat, I have it. I put in the microwave for a few seconds.
Susan H.

Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 30, 2021  |  By Kathryn P.
Very good and moist. I liked the flavor.
Kathryn P.