Halloween is next week! I still have to buy candy to hand out, but I am trying to wait until the absolute last minute to do that. The last thing I need around here is more temptation. My 8 year olds costume is now 100% complete, so he is ready. We just need him to get over this cold. Gotta love the change in seasons, and everyone getting sick. He had perfect timing with this cold too. A 4 day weekend, and his grandparents from Wisconsin are visiting. Nothing like really sharing the love
I shared Ghost Cupcakes with you last week, this time a little bit healthier treat for Halloween. I love all the cute treats out there made to look like spiders, ghosts, mummies and so much more. But they are all desserts. I wanted to do something that was a little better for you. Thanks to the help of a friend, we came up with the idea of granola bars. They are the perfect shape to turn into a mummy. Plus, I kind of have a thing for making my own granola bars.
You could use just about any granola bar recipe you like. If you were really pressed for time, you could even open a couple of store bought granola bars, and drizzle them with white chocolate. Personally, I like making my own because then I know everything that is in there. Plus, they are so easy! This recipe calls for baking the bars, but these chewy no-bake granola bars would work just as well. I really wish that I was helping out with my son’s Halloween party at school this year, because I think this would be really fun to do with the kids!
- 4 cups rolled oats (not quick cooking)
- ¼ cup white whole wheat flour
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup avocado oil (or canola oil)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup honey
- White chocolate, melted
- Candy eyes (made by Wilton)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl combine oats, flour, brown sugar, chocolate chips and salt. Stir until well combined.
- Pour oil, vanilla, and honey over oat mixture. Stir until everything is well coated.
- Dump onto prepared baking sheet. Press firmly until about 1 inch thick, or about a 9x13 rectangle.
- Bake for 40 minutes, or until the bars are dry to the touch. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
- Cut into small bars while still slightly warm.
- Once completely cool set them on a wire rack, and drizzle with the melted white chocolate. Place on the eyes immediately, so they stick as the chocolate hardens. Let the chocolate set completely before storing.
- Store in an air tight container or individually wrap the bars in wax paper.