So my oldest daughter was out grocery shopping with me when she saw those chocolate covered granola bars that looked sooooo good.
“C’mon Mom, it’s a granola bar, not a candy bar!” I can hear this in my head. I turned the box around and look at the ingredient list.
Milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, unsweetened chocolate…), glucose, granola (rolled oats, wheat flakes, sugar, high oleic canola,…glucose), chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, milk glycerin,…), high oleic canola, soybean oil, sugar…
Sure it is tasty, but there’s a lot of ingredients that didn’t look too healthy to me.
So what’s a mom gotta do? Try and recreate a healthier version of it of course! 🙂
So what you see here is a nut-free (school friendly) gluten-free, dairy-free, white sugar-free version of my chocolate covered granola square (because a bar is just too big!).
To make it sweet, I use raw honey for the granola as well as the chocolate. I’m sure you can use maple syrup, agave or other liquid sweetener.
What it looked like after a few taste tests. It’s a pass!
What I like about this recipe is that I feel good giving these to my kids, knowing that there are no added preservatives, sugar or god-forbid food coloring.
They contain all healthy ingredients like rolled oats, sunflower seeds, milled flax, chia, unsweetened sunbutter, unsweetened coconut milk and cocoa powder.
Just a note, I like to send these to school which must be nut-free but you can substitute the sunflower seeds with your choice of nuts.