Happy Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day!! I hope you are all doing well. This month I have been working in Danielle’s kitchen over at Mostly Food and Crafts. For my reveal I chose to make No Bake Granola Bars.
I made a rule last month that is carrying over into August! The rule is “If you DARE to turn the oven on you are in big trouble” and I mean it! It’s has been between 98-102 for days and there is no hope of anything better in sight! With that being said there is nothing going on the stove or the oven! We have been using the electric grill and the microwave. My secret recipe had to be no bake and boy did I find the perfect no bake recipe.
I would like to say that this super easy to make recipe went well but it didn’t, not because of the recipe, but because of me. I didn’t read the recipe right, then I couldn’t find the ingredients in my pantry, then I did find them, and so on… I read sunflower seeds instead of sesame seeds so I bought sunflower seeds and by the way I bought SALTED sunflower seeds ugh!
Thank goodness I had sesame seeds on hand. I bought cheery infused cranberries instead of regular dried cranberries. Since I initially could only find a small pack of white sesame seeds which was only 2/3 cup I decided I would add some chia seeds to make up the difference. Then I found black sesame seeds to add where the white sesame seeds were falling short. In the end I decided to add all of it! Why not? I added 1/3 cup of each. After all if I dug in the pantry for it… I am using! Yes, my pantry is a total nightmare! Until it gets cooler outside/inside I am not messing with it.
My recipe was changed up a little for the most part. I just changed up the seeds and I remove the additional salt that the original recipe calls for since I mistakenly purchased salted sunflower seeds even though I didn’t need sunflower seeds at all. I bought them I was using them! Do you see what I mean about what a shatter brain can do to a simple recipe? *SIGH* Moving on…
In the in the recipe turned out fantastic! As Danielle said in her original recipe this recipe can be done so many ways. So although I messed up big time I don’t regret it because it turned out to be magnificent! I mean I couldn’t have asked for better, well I guess I could have asked for carb free but I suppose that more of a dream that anything else!
I highly recommend this recipe no matter how you make it! I don’t imagine that anyone would be disappointed I mean come on… peanut butter and honey!! I even think the next time I make them I will use peanut butter that has coconut oil in it! Delicious!!
Thank you Danielle for allowing Colie’s Kitchen to take over your kitchen this month! It was a disastrous blast and I loved every second of it!
- 2-1/2 cups of old fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup sesame seeds
- 1/3 cup black sesame seeds
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup dried cherry infused cranberries
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- Mix together the oats, cranberries, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and black and white sesame seeds.
- Next, whisk together the peanut butter, and honey. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.
- Use a spatula or your hands to do the hard work. It will be worth the muscles you have to use!
- Press this mixture into a jelly roll pan that is lined with parchment paper. Cover with foil and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours. Cut into bars.
- This recipe must be kept in the refrigerator.