It's almost Halloween and kids are all so excited to get candy. My kids are picky about candy and now that Garrett has braces he can't eat a lot of it. I'm not one to deny my kids sweets but sometimes we Mom's need a healthy Halloween treats.
When I say healthier I'm not saying low in sugar or anything like that, but these chocolate covered granola bars are taming the sweet monster while also giving my kids oats and fiber they need. It's not a piece of fruit but it is better than some sour gummy thing. It just makes everyone happy.
These are so simple to make and the kids can get in on the fun as well. Just microwave a bag of chocolate chips and unwrap your favorite granola bars. The stiffer the better. Soft fruit filled bars will fall apart. Press the granola bar into the chocolate and turn it over. Honestly it took me crushing one or two before I got the hang of it so don't get frustrated on the first or second try. Pull it out and place on a cookie cooling rack placed over a cookie sheet pan to catch the extra chocolate that will drip off. You can see what I mean if you visit this post I did on Mason Jar Halloween Luminaries (yes I know that is a craft but the same process applies). Immediately sprinkle any colored sprinkles on them. Place the pan in the fridge or freezer for 30 min. to 1 hour so the chocolate hardens. Place in an air tight container with parchment paper between layers and refrigerate. They will last 1-2 weeks!
This best part is that these are perfect for any occasion depending on the color of sprinkles you put on them!
- 1 24 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 12 chocolate chip granola bars
- sprinkles or candy decorations
- Unwrap Granola bars and set aside
- Put a cookie cooling wrack onto a cookie sheet or over a piece of parchment paper
- Spray a glass or ceramic bowl with cooking spray
- Put entire bag of chocolate chips into bowl and place in the microwave for 1 minute.
- Take out and stir and continue to melt in 15 minute intervals until chocolate is melted.
- Carefully dip granola bars into melted chocolate and turn to cover
- Place on cooling rack and sprinkle with sprinkles
- Place Pan in refrigerator or freezer till the chocolate hardens.
- Place in an airtight container with parchment paper between layer and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
If your looking for more great Halloween Treats and Crafts follow my Pinterest Board where I and some of my favorite bloggers all share our Best Halloween Ideas