Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TIO Tuesday - Chocolate Granola Bars

My kids are always starving when they get home from school. I know that's not any different from anyone else's children. In an effort to be a little healthier, I found these homemade granola snacks. This is the reason I bought the wheat germ about two months ago! So finally, I made the snacks. They were a hit with the kids, their eyes were wide seeing the chocolate.  I know I'll be making them again. Which is a good thing since I still have a huge jar of wheat germ to use up.

I followed the recipe pretty well. Just didn't use "natural" peanut butter (skippy this time) and not a "local" honey. Other than that, all else was the same.

Chocolate Granola Bars
Here’s what you need:
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/3 cup local honey
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup oats (not quick oats)
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips (Mini work best, but it doesn’t really matter.)

What to do:
1. Melt the butter, peanut butter and honey in a pot over medium to low heat, stirring constantly. Turn off the burner when melted.
2. Pour in the cup of oats and the wheat germ. Stir til combined.
3. Wait til it cools and stir in the coconut and chocolate chips. Or, if you’re impatient with things like this, like I am, go ahead and dump it all right in. The result will be a more uniform chocolate taste.
4. Pour into foil-lined 8 X 8 pan and stick in the fridge.
5. Once cooled, flip out (the bars….not you) onto cutting board and cut to the size you like.

Oh, and next time, I will double the recipe!!!

 ~ Misty

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