Hi guys! I’m still here! I have been a little slow in posting because I haven’t been baking quite as much. One, because we have been enjoying summer. Two, because I am still nursing and therefore deprived of butter…and eggs…and nuts….and, did I mention butter?! Anywho, I suppose this babe of mine will wean eventually (right?) and then I’ll be back to baking in full force. For now I have been experimenting with some treats for my little boys. I like to have some recipes on hand for when I feel like they need a little something too! I have been searching for a good allergy-friendly granola bar recipe but have yet to find one that I’m thrilled with. We buy Evirokidz Crispy Rice Bars which my older son enjoys but they get a little pricey at the rate he likes to eat them. When I saw a recipe for granola bites on Joy the Baker I just had to try it. They are good! I adapted them a little to suit our needs and I was quite pleased with the results. They didn’t last long. The kids liked them and I am guilty of polishing off my fair share too:-) Enjoy!
Chocolate Sunbutter Granola Bites
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup sunbutter (or peanut butter)
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter (we used Earth Balance)
- 1 cup Rice Krispies
- 1 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup chocolate chip
In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the honey, sunbutter and butter. Heat until the butter is melted and the peanut butter is loosened.
Combine the cereal, oats and chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Pour the warm sunbutter mixture over the dry ingredients and fold to combine. Stir until all of the dry ingredients are moistened by the sunbutter mixture.
Using a small scoop, scoop mixture onto a wax paper lined baking sheet. I found it helpful to really pack the scoop full so the mixture adhered into more compact balls. You can also press balls together with clean and damp fingers if they break apart a bit. Place in the fridge for about 15 minutes to harden and set. Place balls in cupcake liners and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.