Chocolate and peanut butter are two of my favorite things. Especially paired together. I never buy candy, but if I had to, I’d go straight for Reese’s peanut butter cups. Any time I can get chocolate and peanut butter together, I do. And really, why wouldn’t you?
And did I mention these are amazing?! Really. You have to try them!
It’s Sunday. My family’s lazy day. Church, working out, movies, and cooking (I guess that’s pretty productive). It doesn’t get much better than this. Well, it could if my husband was home… but, that will come with time 🙂 Anyways — My 17-month-old and I decided to do some baking together and we came up with this yummy recipe. I was so happy that she wanted to help out today. I’ve tried letting her help me bake in the past, but she wasn’t interested at the time. Today was different. Today, we had so much fun!
These bad boys are no bake and take 5-10 minutes to make. Who doesn’t have 5-10 minute that they can set aside to make a semi-healthy, delicious snack?
Here’s what you will need:
1 1/2 C organic rolled oats
1/3 C flax meal
1/2 C mini semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C raw almonds, roughly chopped (I used my food processor)
1/2 C creamy peanut butter
1/3 C local raw honey
Before you jump into the recipe, take out a 9×9 baking sheet and line it with parchment paper so that it overlaps the edges. Once the granola bars are cooled, it’ll lift right out with the parchment paper and make it easier to cut.
Almost done! Place your baking sheet in the refrigerator for 1-hour. This will allow the granola to firm up and make it easier to cut. Once an hour has passed, take the baking sheet out and lift the parchment paper/granola out.
Now, wrap and put in a ziplock baggy. Or you can do what my daughter and I did and start sampling them! You can store these on your counter or in the refrigerator, it’s up to you. They should last longer in the refrigerator. But, let’s be honest.. you’re going to eat them up so quick, you won’t have to worry about that 😉
// Karissa <3