It’s hard to believe February is almost over, and soon spring will be here. But while were still in the month of love, the Recipe Redux-ers are celebrating our love for chocolate! Yep, February’s theme is “Chocolate Love is in the Air”.
There were so many things running through my mind with this theme. Should I dip or drizzle? Bake or no-bake? Go savory or sweet? So many ways to use chocolate! Luckily the decision was made easy when I decided to combine two kitchen projects into one and the Chewy Chocolate-Cranberry Bars were born.
These chewy treats are simple to make and you’ll have plenty to get you through the week as snacks! Kamut is a new grain for me, but I really enjoyed the taste (reminds me of Smacks cereal, just not so sweet).
Chewy Chocolate-Cranberry Bars
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups kamut cereal
1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 Tbsp. ground flax
4 Tbsp. butter
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. brown rice syrup
2 Tbsp. cup dark chocolate chips
1. Mix oats, kamut, craisins, pecans, and ground flax in a large bowl.
2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and brown rice syrup. Cook for 1 minute or until mixture boils.
3. Pour syrup mixture over dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add in chocolate chips.
4. Pour oat mixture into lightly greased 9×11 pan. Firmly press mixture into pan. Let sit for 4 hours at room temperature before cutting into bars.
For more chocolate-y treats, click on the blue frog below!