Chocolate Nut Granola Bars

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Granola – crunchy healthy with a bit of indulgent chocolate makes this little treat even more tasty!

Choc Nut Granola

Granola is traditionally a breakfast food, but when made into bars they are now a popular snack too. Normally made with oats, honey and nuts and baked until crisp and crunchy.

Choc Nut Granola

Granola is a great snack or breakfast for those who are going to use a lot of energy, such as a hike, back packing or even runs and long distance bike rides. This is mainly because of the compact portable size and high in calories.

Choc Nut Granola

Granola bars are great healthy choice, as they generally made with natural raw ingredients which are also great for slow release energy  and added vitamins which keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Choc Nut Granola

Granola bars are so versatile, as you could make them your own by swapping out or adding some dried fruits or different nuts.

Choc Nut Granola

Ingredients
3 cups Oats
1/8 Cup Oil
2 Tbsp Butter melted
Pinch Salt
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Honey
1/8 Cup Treacle
1/8 Cup Orange Juice (fresh)
1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla
1/2 Cup Mixed Chopped nuts
1/4 Cup Rice Cereal
1/2 Cup Oat Bran
4oz Milk Chocolate

Choc Nut Granola

Add oats and salt to a bowl.

Choc Nut Granola

Add oil and butter to the oats

Choc Nut Granola

Mix well, trying to coat all the oats with butter and oil

Choc Nut Granola

In 2 baking trays, evenly split the oats and bake in the oven at 170c for 20 minutes until lightly toasted.

Choc Nut Granola

In a small pan, add packed brown sugar

Choc Nut Granola

Add honey

Choc Nut Granola

Add vanilla, treacle and orange juice, then heat the pan over medium heat.

Choc Nut Granola

Remove the toasted oats from oven once lightly toasted and allow to cool for a few minutes.

Choc Nut Granola

Add the oats to a large bowl, then add chopped nuts, rice cereal and oat bran to the oats

Choc Nut Granola

Add the sweet liquid and stir ensuring that all the dry is coated with the liquid

Choc Nut Granola

Pour granola mixture into a lines and oiled baking tray

Choc Nut Granola

Flatten and spread evenly the mixture, pressing down firmly then bake in the oven at 160c for 25 minutes.

Choc Nut Granola

Leave the granola in the baking tray and cool completely.

Choc Nut Granola

Using a sharp knife, slice into smaller pieces.

Choc Nut Granola

Melt the chocolate in the microwave and then dip the underside of the granola in the chocolate

Choc Nut Granola

Ensure the side is coated well.

Choc Nut Granola

Place back on the grease paper until the chocolate has set, continue until all the bars have been dipped in chocolate.

Choc Nut Granola

If you have any left over chocolate, using a spoon or spatula drip and drizzle the remaining chocolate over the top of the granola bars.

Choc Nut Granola

Allow the granola bars to set.

Choc Nut Granola

Enjoy!

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