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Saturday, December 10, 2011

No Bake Biscoff Granola Bars

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A few weeks ago I was stuck in traffic on the way home from work. Now, no one likes to sit in traffic, but this day was particularly frustrating. You see, normally Ryan drives me to and from work, meaning he deals with incompetent drivers and stop and go traffic while I play Words with Friends on my phone or flip through a magazine. This particular day I was left to fend for myself, since Ryan had left that morning for a business trip to San Diego.
With nothing on the radio and a telephone call that went unanswered by my mom, I set out to distract myself and in the process, dreamt up these granola bars. I've had Biscoff spread in my pantry for several weeks now...I'd seen it popping up in recipes all over the blogosphere and snapped up the only jar I saw on a trip to World Market. (Never heard of the stuff? It's essentially crushed up Biscoff cookies, which you may be familiar with if you've ever flown on Delta airlines. Can't find the stuff? You can buy it online here!) Since then it had been sitting in my pantry, but I'd been too busy making sinfully delicious cupcakes and pumpkin rolls to crack it open. Knowing I also had an open bag of puffed wheat cereal--a clearance buy I'd snagged at the grocery store (who can resist those bright orange tags?!)--I figured I'd give a Biscoff granola bar a try.
These are chewy and slightly sweet, with the gingery cinnamon Biscoff flavor hitting you after your second or third bite. I opted not to add any sweetener aside from the honey or Biscoff, making this sweet but not sickeningly so. My original recipe needed a bit more "stickiness" to give that extra chew I love, so I slightly adjusted the amounts below. If you'd like a drier bar (note--they will crumble a bit more easily), use only 1/2 cup of honey and 1/2 cup Biscoff spread.

Now that I've opened the jar of Biscoff, there's no stopping me. I can't wait to create something else with the delicious spread...that is, if I don't use it all to make more of these granola bars!

Note--I actually made these several weeks ago...since I made them, Trader Joe's came out with "Cookie Butter" which is essentially Biscoff....so if you can't find Biscoff, check out your local Trader Joe's so that you can give these a try!

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No Bake Biscoff Granola Bars
A Sweets Life Original

-3 cups puffed wheat cereal
-1 cup old-fashioned oats
-3/4 cup honey
-3/4 cup Biscoff spread
-1/3 cup M&Ms

1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat honey and Biscoff, stirring until smooth.
2. In a large bowl, combine puffed wheat and oats. Pour Biscoff mixture over cereal and stir with a wooden spoon to fully combine. Stir in M&Ms.
3. Press mixture into a greased 9-inch square pan. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Cut into squares and serve.