Chocolate Granola Bars!

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Everybody needs a bit of chocolate in their life this is a good way to get that sweetness but still be healthy at the same time. They are so cheap, easy to make and so yummy to eat. I am always looking for sweet things I can knock up myself eliminate any packaged goods.

I had a bar of dark chocolate sitting there and I wasn’t going to just eat it straight from the packet. So one evening I just randomly decided I was making some no bake chocolate bar thingy bobs. I melted the chocolate threw in some honey a little coconut oil, oats and nuts then hey presto out came these thangs. Basically this wasn’t planned but it is just a different variation of a granola bar except there is no oven using involved. Β If you prefer just a plain granola bar refer to my other recipe>>>> Β https://stylisoulstar.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=985&action=edit

So bowl and spoon at the ready if you want to have a go here is what you need!!

p.s don’t forget to lick the spoon its a must (once your done that is no double dipping y’all) !!

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INGREDIENTS

Remember these are approximate measures you can add more or a little bit less if you wish, but the honey and coconut oil are the glue that hold the bars together!

p.s too much honey can be too sweet so be careful!

1/2 a bar of Dark Chocolate (you can use cacao nibs)

2 cups Rolled Oats*

1/4 Cup Coconut oil

1/3 Cup Honey*

1/2 Cup Dessicated Coconut*

1/2 cup Flaked or whole Almonds

TIPS

*quick cook oats are better as you are not baking they need to be softer.

*Use any honey you like down to preference

*Avoid dessicated coconut that is mixed with sugar

TOOLS

Large glass bowl

Pot big enough to fit the bowl over

Spoon/spatula

Sharp knife

Foil Cling film

Square tin

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HOW TO MAKE

Promise you could do this with your eye closed πŸ™‚

  1. So grab your pot and fill with water about half way and put it on to boil or to save time use water from a boiled kettle,Β Next grab your glass bowl and break up your chocolate place in the bowl, next add your honey and coconut oil.
  2. Heat until everything has melted and give the mixture a good stir.
  3. Next add your oats, nuts and coconut to the bowl and mix until everything is coated. Allow the mixture to cool.
  4. Whilst you are waiting for the mix to cool down line your tin with foil.
  5. Once the mix is cooled place it in the lined square tin and press it down with a large soon or spatula.
  6. Then take a piece of cling film same size of the tin and use it to press down the mixture with your hand.
  7. Keep pressing down for about 1 minute so it is nicely packed together, this will help the bars to stay together once they have been chilled.
  8. Once this is done cover with cling film and place in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  9. If your impatient like me place them in the freezer for about 20-30 mins but not too long as you don’t want them icy.
  10. Once they have been chilled remove them from the fridge/freezer take them out the tin a long with the foil. Peel the foil off the mix and rest it back on the foil.
  11. Now you want to cut it into bars, I would say about 8 bars from the size tin you see in the picture. But could vary depending you on your size tin.

Β  The next step is the best one EAT and INHALE them πŸ™‚

If you have any left by the time your done store them in air tight container. In the fridge is probably best but they can also be left on the side if your kitchen isn’t too warm.

Enjoyyyyyyyy

xLBx

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