For Chic Sake Recipes- White Chocolate Covered Strawberry Granola Bars

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sorry for the unannounced blog hiatus! My computer has stopped reading memory cards so I haven't been able to upload pictures in quite some time! I still need to get it fixed but in the mean time I thought I would post some recipes that I haven't posted before!  I used to be a food contributor on ForChicSake.com but that site has shut down so I am going to repost all those yummy recipes here! 

Let's start with the very first recipe that I shared! 


White Chocolate Covered 
Strawberry Granola Bars

Ingredients:

1 stick salted Butter
1/2 cup Honey
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
2 cups Instant Oatmeal
1 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup Freeze Dried Strawberries
1/3 cup White Chocolate Chips (plus more for drizzling if desired)

Directions:

1. In a large mixing bowl combine oats, rice cereal, and strawberries. 
2. Add butter and honey to a saucepan set over medium low heat. 
3. Once butter melts and mixture begins to bubble, stir constantly for 3 minutes. 
4. At the end of your 3 minutes remove mixture from the heat and allow mixture to cool for       another 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally. 
5. Add vanilla extract to butter-honey mixture. 
6. Pour the butter mixture over the cereal mixture and stir to combine. 
7. Stir in white chocolate chips. (The longer you wait to add the chips the less likely they are to melt) 
8. Dump mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Add another piece of parchment paper over the top of your granola mixture and pound to desired thickness with a potato masher. This step helps your granola bars to stick together. 
9. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator to allow granola bars to set for at least 1 hour. Cut into bars and serve, or cut into bars and drizzle with additional white chocolate if desired.

These bars have the best consistency when stored and served straight from the refrigerator.

Enjoy!

I happen to have all of these ingredients in my pantry so I think the girls and I will whip up another batch of these tomorrow!!  

2 comments:

Sonja Sarr said...

Hi Keri. I've actually never put rice crispy in a scratch granola recipe. How well do they hold their crunch? And for how long? Will the crunch last a month? Thanks for posting, and I hope all is well!

Carol B. said...

I've missed you in Blogville! Hope your computer issues are fixed soon. Those are always a bummer.
Hugs from WA

 
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