Monday, June 20, 2016

Peanut Butter No Bake Granola Clusters - gluten free





























I've posted these originally as a Sunbutter recipe, but if you can have peanut butter,  I really must insist you try it. The flavor combination is quite possibly... perfect.




You can make them formed in round shapes, or let them spread out a bit like in the picture below.



We like to keep these in the freezer...they are almost like eating candy.






























Peanut Butter No Bake Granola Clusters                Makes 15-18 depending on size
1/3 cup agave syrup
1/3 cup regular or natural peanut butter.  Any nut butter of your choice will work.
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of your favorite granola, I used a low-fat, gluten free granola.
1 cup old-fashioned oats, I used gluten free.
2-3 Tbsp chopped nuts, any variety. I used mixed.
1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, I used an allergy friendly chip.

Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
Combine agave, peanut butter, and coconut oil in a small sauce pan. Over low heat stir constantly until mixture is smooth and warm. Remove from heat and add vanilla, stir.  Set aside.

In a medium sized bowl combine all the rest of the ingredients except chocolate chips. Mix well.
Pour cooled syrup mixture over oat mixture and stir until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips. It's ok if they melt a little.

*For a chocolate flavored cluster, add chocolate chips to warm peanut butter mixture and stir until all or almost all chocolate is melted. Stir cereal mixture into chocolate mixture (I add it to the sauce pan) and mix well.

Spoon out mixture onto the prepared baking sheets, or use a cookie scoop for a more uniform shape.
Refrigerate or freeze until set.  Store in refrigerator or freezer as well.





Enjoy!




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