Friday, March 25, 2011

Nutella Granola Bars

I am a granola/energy/protein bar fiend. They're portable, tasty and can be quite healthy if you want them to be. Most importantly, they're also extremely customizable. Even though I have about 40-50 bars of many varieties lying in my room right now, none of them taste like the heavenly union between hazelnut and chocolate, which is a problem. Enter, the Nutella Granola Bar.


Nutella Granola Bars
Yield: 15 Bars
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup rice krispies cereal
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (next time i'm going to replace these with more hazelnuts)
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted hazelnuts (refer to roasting instructions)
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 2-4 tablespoons honey (depends on how sweet you like it, I think 4 was too many)
  1. Preset oven to 350F
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl
  3. Microwave honey and nutella for about 30 seconds
  4. Mix wet and dry ingredients, hands work well
  5. Press into a parchment lined or greased 9" pan (10" would be ideal, I used a 9" and had a bit of mix left, it was delicious 'raw')
  6. Bake for 10-14 minutes (10 for chewy bars), allow to cool slightly (but not completely) and cut into bars/squares



Per Bar (using 4 tbsp honey):
159 calories | 10.7g sugar | 6.7g fat



7 comments:

Tami said...

These sound delish! I bet that I'm like you...I get easily bored with the same flavors so I like to change things up a bit each time I make a recipe. :)

brooke said...

Oh, I think I am going to make these with almond butter, and macadamia butter, and maybe plain old peanut butter. This is a great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

Mmm, Nutella sounds like just the thing to turn an ordinary granola bar into something truly extraordinary. These look delish! I hope you'll come by and link them up to Sweets for a Saturday #10. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-10.html

Faith and Daisies said...

I love granola bars and I love hazelnuts and chocolate so these look perfect!

CollegeBakerGirl said...

Brooke,

That's brilliant! I've really got to start experimenting with nut butters other than PB! Thanks for stopping by.

HaleyLeann said...

We eat a lot of granola bars at our house too! These look fantastic! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

Nicole @ Of Cookies and Carrots said...

these look amazing! :) hooray for college bakers ;) haha.

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