Saturday, February 2, 2013

Homemade Granola Bars for your Next Hike

Recently, we did a joint hike with Johnny and Kayleigh from Two College Foodies at Riley Wilderness Park.   Johnny was kind enough to prepare a wonderful lunch and homemade Granola bars for both Ashley and I and has shared his recipes with our readers. Trust me, Ashley and I though they were absolutely amazing!! They taste so much better than any granola bar you could by in a store. If you are looking for something new to eat while out on your next hike, why not make your own Granola Bars/Bites!! And if you are looking for good food recipes make sure to check out their website.

Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate Granola Bites 

Description: Chewy and crunchy all at the same time with the rich flavors of peanut butter, almonds, honey, and dark chocolate. The perfect sweet treat at the end of a hiking and picnic trip.

Ingredients:

Vegetable cooking spray or butter

1 egg white

1/2 cup Peanut Butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

¼ cup honey

1 stick unsalted butter, melted

2 cups rolled oats

½ cup slivered almonds, toasted

1 large dark chocolate bar rough chopped 

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350̊F.

Take an 8x8 square baking dish and spray with vegetable spray or grease with a bit of butter. Line with parchment paper or foil and also spray or butter.

In a medium bowl with a hand mixer, beat the egg white until frothy like a cappuccino. Stir in the peanut butter, brown sugar, and honey. Add the melted butter, oats, and almonds. Stir to combine then add the dark chocolate pieces.

Spread the evenly in the pan. Bake for 20 minutes until the edges are brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 1 to 2 hours. Break into small bite sized pieces, pack in Tupperware so they don’t break further and enjoy on or at the end of your hike!

3 comments:

  1. This looks great! How much peanut butter?

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    1. Thanks for the catch! We got an update and put it in the post. 1/2 cup peanut butter!

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  2. you guys are Amazing . Bookmark it .

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