Monday, December 10, 2012

Adventures in the Kitchen: Melted Snowman Granola Bars

Well, we do not have any snow in my neck of the woods yet, but today I am making a snowman! Well, in the end he will be a melted snowman.


Here is what you will need:
1/2 c. Mini Marshmallows
1/4 c. craisins
1/4 c. chocolate chips
1/4 c. dried apricots
1/4 c. almonds
2 c. old fashioned oats
1 - 8oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1 package white almond bark candy
**You do not HAVE to make a snowman picture, it's just fun!**
 Step 1: Mix all dry ingredients together. 
*Tip: While measuring and mixing dry ingredients, place the un-opened can of sweetened condensed milk into a bowl of hot water. This will make mixing much easier!
 Step 2: Dry off and open can of sweetened condensed milk. Mix well with dry ingredients.
Step 3: Line a small baking pan with parchment paper and press snowman mixture loosely into bottom of pan.
 Step 4: Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Step 5: After 30 minutes, remove bars and parchment paper from pan and set on cutting board to cool.
Step 6: Once bars have cooled for approximately 15 minutes, use pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut into bars.
Step 7: While the bars cool all the way, melt 5 or 6 cubes of the white almond bark candy. I melted mine in the microwave. Follow melting directions on package. 
Step 8: Coat one side of the granola bar by dipping it in the melted white bark candy and place on wax paper to cool. This is the "puddle of melted snow" on the bottom of your snowman body parts. You can use some of the extra to drizzle on the top as well. 
And there you have it...
(Can you see the different snowman body parts?)




I am entering this {name of your recipe} in the Creative Holiday Recipe Contest hosted by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and Cookies and Cups!

17 comments:

  1. How FUN!! I love these!! So clever :)
    Thanks so much for linking up!

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  2. Those look super yummy!
    Melted snowman bars ~ cute idea = )

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  3. So it looks delicious and it's cute? Sounds like a winner. Can't wait to try!

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  4. Cute idea! Do these classify as health food since they contain granola?

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  5. Love the name and the snowman in the background. Saw you on Inside BruCrew. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures.

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  6. That's so cute! Great idea! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
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  8. What a cute idea!!!! Melted snowman, that is great! I love all the dried fruit in these granola bars!

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  9. This is so creative and adorable! Your snowman is so cute and I'm sure he's yummy, melted:)

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  10. What a great idea!
    New follower. Found you through the Sun Scholar Link-Up!
    Glad to meet you! Also glad to find a great mommy/homeschool site.
    Hope you will hop over and follow back!

    Julie @ Hey Mommy, Chocolate Milk
    www.heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com

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  11. Adorable snowman! hehe And those bars sound really really good! Found your yummy post via Happy Go Lucky. :)

    ahumblebumble.blogspot.com

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  12. Love this! My daughter would totally enjoy it. Pinned to make this weekend.

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  13. Thanks so much for sharing at the Ginger Jamboree! I actually featured you this week...come grab a button! http://www.homemadeginger.com/2012/12/ginger-jamboree-link-party-7.html

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