Monday, December 5, 2011

chocolate granola bars

I love making things in the afternoon as my little ones nap and my oldest son is at school. I feel like our evening starts well when we can walk in the door from picking Jaxon up and sit right down to a yummy snack and catch up on our day together before we press forward. It's even fun to bring a friend or two home from school and let them pig out together and listen to their laughter. Such a fun time to be a mom to a 7 year old boy!! I recently tried these out and they were a fast hit! There is good stuff in them and they taste good too. My 4 year old thinks they are a candy bar, so I let him assume away :) These can be thrown together in about 20 minutes.... give 'em a try!

Chocolate Granola Bars

1/2 cup (natural if have it) peanut butter
1/3/ cup honey
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup whole oats
2 Tbsp wheat germ or flax seed
1/2/ cup shredded coconut
1/2/ cup milk choc chips

Melt butter, peanut butter, and honey in pan over medium low heat. Stir often. Once melted pour in oats and wheat germ or flax seed. Let cool and then stir in coconut and chocolate chips. Or, just stir in right away and get melted choc chips for an over-all chocolate taste.  Pour and flatten into greased 8 by 8 pan lined with wax paper.Let cool in fridge until hardens. Flip out of pan and cut to your preference. I store these in a Rubbermaid container in fridge.

1 comment:

  1. I don't usually like granola bars but I had to try them when I heard Heidi ate a whole pan by herself. They are the bomb! Thanks for sharing!