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Mummy Granola Bars

Mummy Granola Bars

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 :)

Mummy Granola Bars

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.

Mummy 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!

Mummy Granola Bars
 
Serves: 24 bars
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Chewy chocolate chip granola bars dressed up to look like mummies!
Ingredients
Granola Bars
  • 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
Topping
  • White chocolate, melted
  • Candy eyes (made by Wilton)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine oats, flour, brown sugar, chocolate chips and salt. Stir until well combined.
  3. Pour oil, vanilla, and honey over oat mixture. Stir until everything is well coated.
  4. Dump onto prepared baking sheet. Press firmly until about 1 inch thick, or about a 9x13 rectangle.
  5. 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.
  6. Cut into small bars while still slightly warm.
  7. 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.
  8. Store in an air tight container or individually wrap the bars in wax paper.
Notes
Slightly adapted from Fifteen Spatulas

 

 

Comments

  1. Love these! So cute! Sometimes Halloween foods can actually look a bit gross haha but these look Halloweeny as well as really tasty!!

  2. These are just too cute for words. :) Can’t believe Halloween is so soon!

  3. These are such a fun snack idea!

  4. Too cute, what a fun idea for a Halloween party!

  5. These are soooo cute – not to mention delicious!
    Mary x

  6. Stephanie says:

    These are AWESOME! I bet there is a way to do a similar treat with Santas and icing for a beard. My kids will love these – thank you for EASY!

  7. Yum! Didn’t have any chocolate chips, so we used raisins and dried cranberries. Turned out delicious.

  8. haha how cute!

  9. SO cute, Erin! What a great idea for a healthy, wholesome Halloween treat!

  10. How cleaver are you? I bet your son loved these. Very cute.

  11. Well aren’t these too cute, fun idea to make a great after school treat!

  12. these are adorable! I should have waited to buy halloween candy like you because I can’t stop eating it!

  13. These mummy granola bars are the cutest things ;)

  14. I’m not ready for Halloween – I’m not even sure if we’re giving out candy this year, since I’ll be by myself that evening and hugely pregnant :) These granola bars are super adorable!

  15. Colds and candy…we have both here and I need to get rid of both. The candy is such a temptation…I don’t know why I buy it early every year :-) Love these cute mummy granola bars!!!

  16. Haha I love it!

  17. ERIN! Dying over this cuteness! I totally wish you were my mom and put these in my lunch box as a kid. Totally trumps the crappy cookies you’d get in Lunchables!

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