Monday, March 19, 2012

Granola Bar Cookie Recipe

One of my pet peeves is throwing away food. I hate, hate, hate it. I mean, we go grocery shopping, buy all this nice fresh food, and to throw it away seems sad. So sometimes I come up with some inventive combinations to use that list bit of whatever, which I obviously do not post here for your consumption. In this case, the item that I wanted to use up was some sweetened carob chips. I do not know what a carob is made of, and I have never eaten one before. All I know is that it is a chocolate IMPOSTER. I had originally bought these little chips from the bulk section thinking they were real semi-sweet chips. Because that particular batch of cookies was a gift, I didn't use them that day.

And then they sat in my pantry for six months, as these things do. Finally I Googled and Pinterest'd (is that a word?) some ideas, and was presented mostly with dog treat ideas. Mmm, just what I want to put in my desert! Finally on yes, flax has its' own website- I found a recipe for some cookies that looked vaguely palatable. Mixed those babies up, threw in a 1/4 cup of peanut butter to spice things up, and hoped for the best. I was too lazy to make real cookies, so I threw the mix in my handy dandy non-stick pan.

Before shot
I let them cool for a bit, and although the flax blended in just fine, it didn't really taste like a cookie. It did taste something like a granola bar, so that is what I am calling these. I ate a nice sized piece for breakfast, and it kept me full all morning! Hubby was not the huge-est fan, "Too much fiber." But that is also probably the reason that it kept me going all morning. And I could sort of pretend I was eating cookies for breakfast! So, not super sold on the whole carob thing, but they totally grew on me as I munched on them during the week. Check out the recipe here. Not bothering to re-post since all I changed was making them into a bar and adding that creamy peanut butter! looks like a cookie. But it's not.
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  1. I am such a fan of homemade granola. Your recipe comes in so handy. I am over form The Kings court Wednesday hop.

  2. Looks and sounds great! And I like the idea of keeping it in the bigger pan. Would love for you to share at
    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks, I will definitely post next week!

  3. Great recipe! I'm really a fan of granola and can't wait to try out your recipe! Thank you for sharing it with me and my happy family!