Friday, February 10, 2012
Friday Food Craft: Granola Bars
I'm a little obsessed with these granola bars. They are really yummy and packed with flavor. I came across the original recipe from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts and had to dabble with it to get my own favorites involved.
To make my version of these tasty granola bars you will need:
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup natural almond butter
1/3 cup honey (I used blackberry honey)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds
1/2 cup coconut, toasted
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats, not quick oats
To start, melt your oil, almond butter and honey together in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Add in the dark chocolate chips and stir until melted.
Remove from heat and add in your remaining ingredients. Stir until everything is evenly coated and well combined.
Pour into a small baking dish that has been lined with parchment paper (my dish was 9"x7"). I tried some of these in a dish that had just been greased, and while they do come out, it is much harder to get them out of the pan looking nice. I'd definitely go for the parchment paper.
Place in refrigerator to set and store them there. They get a little gooey at room temperature, delicious but messy.
Enjoy! I have plans to try some with marshmallows and graham crackers as mix ins for S'mores granola bars soon!