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
Ingredients:
  • 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

Directions:
  • 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.

10 comments:

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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!

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

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

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  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

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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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