When I tell you that loose granola and granola bars are two of the easiest thing you will make, I am totally not bluffing. There are seriously no excuses. There is no need to go buy the prepackaged stuff. These granola bars taste better and are so much better for you! Oh and what’s even better, is that they are no-bake. I love no-bake recipes. They seriously makes my world go round. These Biscoff Granola Bars were a huge hit around here. They combine some of our favorite flavors: cookie spread, peanut butter, pretzels, chocolate, etc. The sky is the limit to what you can put in a granola bar. You can make them as healthy as you like. It’s really up to you =). I’m pretty obsessed with cookie spread lately. I’ve been using it in just about everything (cookies, oatmeal, smoothies). You name it, I’ve probably done it. It’s my new go-to ingredient. Peanut butter and other nut butters are a great substitution if you’re not a huge fan, but how could you not be? It’s the best! Read ahead for the super easy recipe!
Recipe Fun Facts:
This is a great recipe for substitutions. When you go to substitute, make sure that you keep the portion sizes the same. You want enough “binder,” so if you decide to swap out the sugar for another sweetener make sure you use the same amount. The same goes for the cookie spread. If you decide to swap it out for a nut butter, use the same amount.
You want the end result to be sticky, sticky, sticky. I find that it’s easiest to work with your hands when molding it into the dish. You get a much more even surface when you go this route.
You can definitely store these little guys at room temperature, but I prefer them cold. They have that perfect crunch and go great with a large glass of milk. They are also great on the go!
Other yummies to add in to the mix: other nuts, cookies (chopped), white chocolate chips, seeds (such as sunflower).
There will be no beer pairing today. I wasn’t keen on the idea, but there will be a beer pairing with our Salmon Burgers. The recipe is headed your way Thursday, so stay tuned!
Have a great day everyone, and stay warm out there!