Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Chili Mango White Chocolate Chip Biscoff Granola Bars

I have been on a granola bar making kick lately using THIS recipe from Honest Cooking. First I started with kitchen sink style granola bars using up all the bits and pieces of leftover dried fruits and chips in my cabinets. I did that twice and between sharing them at work, with friends and family, both batches barely lasted a day.

I thought I had left granola bars in the rear view mirror but then recently while trolling my favorite spice store I spied dried chili mango and immediately knew it was time to go back to granola bar land, create a unique flavor and blog about it.

This mango chili was not super spicy so I recommend adding at least a teaspoon of chili powder if you want a bit more kick in your granola bars. The other major changes I made were swapping out most of the wet ingredients. Instead of peanut butter, I used Biscoff spread. I also substituted agave for maple syrup or honey and grape seed oil instead of vegetable oil or butter. I also used brown sugar instead of white. I would use less sugar next time as the mango was coated in sugar and the Biscoff spread adds even more sweetness but great flavor.

These granola bars are sweet with a slight bite. A bit less healthy than most granola bars but so worth it.

Chili Mango White Chocolate Chip 
Biscoff Granola Bars
  • 2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried chili mango chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/3 cup Biscoff spread (I used the crunchy variety)
  • 7 tablespoons grape seed oil 
  • 1/4 cup raw agave syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line a 9" x 11" inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray bottom and sides with baking spray.
  • Grind up 1/3 cup of the oats in a food processor.
  • Chop the chili mango into small pieces
  • Mix all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and set aside.
  • Mix all wet ingredients together.
  • Mix dry and wet ingredients together and press firmly into into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until bars start to brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely in the pan before cutting into bars.


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  2. sorry..i typed back your link ..LOL!
    My comments now.. lol!
    Didn't know about chili mango! So interesting! Your homemade granola bars looks better than the store bought ones and i bet they taste better too!

  3. Wherever did you find crunchy biscof?!?!?

    Also, I love these. I want to snack on these every day, ever and anon.

  4. I had to take a deep breath before saying the name of your recipe aloud :-). These sound delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. You do find the best innovative ingredients for treats. These bars look so chewy and delicious!

  6. Wow, the title is a mouthful but what I really want is a mouthful of these bars. The ingredients are wonderful!

  7. Granola bars are in and you are definitely taking it to another level...these are pretty outrageous. Fun to get that inspiration. Must must give these a try. I might add a little coconut too.

  8. Thanks for stopping by.. you make the best desserts (I'm not much of a dessert maker usually). Inspiring to say the least. Even granola bars look good here!

  9. What I would give to taste such a melange of flavors in these granola bars. The Biscoff and chili mango addition is simply genius. I love the way your foodie mind works :) A belated thanks for your sweet thoughts.


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