Chewy Granola Bites.

I do love a bit of chocolate, I do, but I don't want to feel guilty when I faceplant into it. Last week, I decided to do some baking, but since I couldn't find the right recipe, I made my own and this is how my - rather lovely - granola bites with a bit of chocolate turned out. Wanna have a read?









Ingredients:


  • 400 grams of granola - I used granola which was already prepared, but of course you can start from scratch if you have the time (add some nuts, oats,...). -> Dorset Cereals Honey Granola
  • 15 grams of pecan nuts
  • 15 grams of almonds
  • 100 grams of dark chocolate drops - use chocolate which has the highest percentage you can find, this is the healthiest
  • as much honey as you need to make these ingredients stick together
  • greaseproof paper
  • baking tray


How to:


  • Weigh your ingredients first and put them into separate bowls so you can easily keep track of you mixture.
  • Put the granola into a large bowl and add the pecan nuts and almonds. Chop the pecan nuts and almonds into smaller pieces so they mix easily with the other ingredients.
  • Add your chocolate and mix it up
  • Add you honey. It really depends on the mixture how much honey you have to add. Just squeeze that bottle until everything sticks together really nicely.
  • Now, butter your baking tray lay down a piece of greaseproof paper so nothing sticks to your tray.
  • Add your mixture into your baking tray and make sure you press the mixture down really good as it will have a hard time sticking together otherwise (notice we don't use any butter or whatsoever in this recipe, so pressing down is key!)
  • Make sure your oven is pre-heated at 200°C. Next, lower the heat to 175° and put your granola mixture into the oven for about 15-20 minutes. You don't want the mixture to burn - obviously - so keep checking your creation. 
  • When you take it out of the oven, you will notice that the mixture is veeeeeery soft. Let it cool for an hour in the baking tray and let it cool for another 2 hours out of the baking tray. You can cut your granola bites into bars if you like to, mine are looking quite "rustic". 




And now, DIG IN! Try not to eat everything at once, although I know from experience that that's quite hard. enjoy!

Fientje VH

Fientje is a healthy food blogger who loves a good chocolate dessert and some oats. On this blog, you can find some new recipes, so you can fill your bellies!

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