This Chocolate Raisin Apple Granola Bars post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and Kellogg’s Origins. All opinions are my own.
My children are bottomless pits. There is no other way to say it. I never understood why parents described their kids as “garbage disposals” or accused them of “eating us out of house and home” until I had four children under seven.
Because my kids spend most of their waking hours examining the house like a crime scene for any food the previous child left behind I live my life in the kitchen. I also work full time (from home) which requires quick thinking and last minute recipe creations.
Today in desperation I surveyed the pantry to see if I had supplies I could turn into a snack to sustain their perishing bodies until dinner. I was in luck because I still had one bag of Kellogg’s Origins™ Raisin Apple Granola, some leftover chocolate chips, and a half eaten jar of honey from our local beekeeper.
Chocolate Raisin Apple Granola Bars Granola Bars. Granola bars would save the day!
Now, how does one go about gluing together chunks of granola? I needed something sticky. Butter, maybe some brown sugar, and honey. I quickly imaged what would happen if any my four angels decided to decoupage the table with these ingredients and I knew I had a winner.
6 Tablespoons of Butter, 1/2 Cup of Honey, and 1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar later I had accomplished my mission.
I poured the Kellogg’s Origins™ Raisin Apple Granola into a bowl and poured the sweet sticky mixture all over it.
Then I placed my ooey gooey granola in a 9×13 pan covered with parchment paper and put it in the fridge for two hours.
Some of the chocolate melted during mixing so I added what was left on top to give it that “store bought” look.
As fate would have it, they came inside as I was pulling my granola bar creation out of the refrigerator. I cut them as little hands frantically grabbed at the serving plate.
They were in awe of their mom for a moment and then gone again. It may have only been five minutes of praise, but I’ll take it.
If you are the planning type, I’ve included a printable recipe for these Chocolate Raisin Apple Granola Bars just for you.
What recipes have you created from random items in your pantry? I want to know because I’m always looking for ideas so don’t hold out on me!
- 1 bag Kellogg’s Origins™ Raisin Apple Granola
- 6 Tbsp Butter
- 1/2 C Honey
- 1/2 C Brown Sugar
- 1/4 C Chocolate Chips
- In a sauce pan melt butter, honey, and brown sugar and mix well.
- Pour granola into a glass bowl and coat with butter mixture.
- Placed ooey gooey granola in a 9×13 pan covered with parchment paper and spread evenly over the bottom of the pan.
- Top with chocolate chips.
- Cool in fridge for two hours.
- Cut into bars and serve.