Dessert, Snacks

Quaker Big Chewy Granola Bars=Chocolate Fondue

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Do your kids love chocolate as much as mom does:) do you have a play date or sleepover in your future? If so this post is for you. The other day I was multitasking in the kitchen- yes I know- for those of you who know me this is not a shocker. I was hands deep in mixing up homemade granola and melting chocolate to dip pretzels in for my kids play date the next day. You know how I say the best things that come out of the kitchen are those that you did on accident. With a 4 yr old just a chatting and a 1 yr old crying I was on the verge of losing my mind and I carelessly proceeded to grab the granola I was breaking apart with my hands (that’s another story all together) and drop it in the chocolate. Did you catch that- at the beginning of this adventure I was planning to make chocolate dipped pretzels and now I have this huge glob of chocolate covered granola. Oops!!!

So what do you do when this happens to you? and it will happen… Well you just pick up this huge glob of chocolate covered granola and eat it! Yep- go ahead and take a huge bite and think to yourself, “Wow- this tastes incredible:) Job well done mom- Job well done!” With my new enlightenment on this chocolate covered granola I decide this snack would be the perfect fuel for our play date- packing huge flavor and loaded with whole grains. It is a perfect bite size snack to energize the kids and make then giddy:)

The granola I had previously made was not fit for dipping. As I said I before I was in the process of breaking it apart and mixing in raisins before this glorious catastrophe happened so I grabbed a box of our favorite granola bars- the Big Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars by Quaker. Sidenote: Have you seen the size of these granola bars? The Big Chewy Bars are certainly Big and Chewy and they were an instant favorite with each member of my family. Even better is the drizzle of peanut butter on the top! YUM!

So where was I? Oh Yes- Before I was able to create this chocolate covered masterpiece my oldest son says- “Mommy can I help? Well of course son:) Whince (envisioning a chocolate covered kitchen in my future), grind teeth, but smile and reply, “Of course Grant, Oh Course! That’s when it hit me. Fondue! Fondue is always fun and anything that allows a kid to dip something in chocolate just screams PARTY! The idea is to have the kids do their own version of fondue at the playgroup by letting them dip the granola bars (rolled into balls or cut into bite size pieces) into the chocolate themselves. Genius huh? One less thing mommy has to do today and it is a great way to get the kids interested in cooking.

These chocolates covered granola bites are perfect for any gathering of kids. If your kids don’t like chocolate chips then mix it up with the peanut butter granola bars. I haven’t meet a kid yet who doesn’t love chewy granola and chocolate so marrying the two together in a playful activity is liable to get you the mom of the year award:) To learn more about Quaker and how they just simply make your life as a mom easier you can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Or locate their products by clicking here.

Simple Instructions:

Cut the granola bars into bite size pieces. You may do this in small squares or crumble the pieces up into small balls by forming the ball with your hands. Melt 16 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate in a microwavable safe bowl, a fondue pot or double broiler. If using a double broiler or bowl make sure to transfer the melted chocolate to a separate bowl before allowing kids to use it. Stick a skewer in the center of each granola bite and allow children to dip it in the chocolate. Watch them have a BLAST!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Quaker via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Quaker.

30 Comments

  1. val

    These are so perfect that even the picky eaters in my house would love them!!

    22 . Apr . 2013
  2. kitchen flavours

    Granola bars in fondue chocolate! Kids would love to do that, dip the sticks in fondue! My kids and their cousins love to do that when we have a family gathering, but I have never thought of granola! Healthy too! Simply brilliant idea!

    22 . Apr . 2013
  3. Mary

    I think you have made a great thing even greater!!! they would definitely go down well in my house!
    Mary x

    22 . Apr . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      Oh thanks Mary!

      26 . May . 2013
  4. yummychunklet

    What a way to make granola bars even better!

    22 . Apr . 2013
  5. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    Isn’t playing with food a great way to spend time with your kids? this is a great idea!

    22 . Apr . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      Yes it is maureen and a great way to get them interested in more and different types of food

      26 . May . 2013
  6. Eva Taylor

    I love granola and dipping it in chocolate would be such a decadent treat. The fondu sounds great too.

    23 . Apr . 2013
  7. Erica

    hahah I so know that feeling. Everything is going crazy, feels like a bomb is exploding….well what a happy accident! Deliciousness

    23 . Apr . 2013
  8. Bree {Skinny Mommy}

    My kids would love it!

    23 . Apr . 2013
  9. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    These look amazing! What a great idea!!

    23 . Apr . 2013
  10. Kankana

    Now, that’s a fancy quick treat to make both kids and adults happy!

    23 . Apr . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      Isn’t it? So easy too!

      26 . May . 2013
  11. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    Heavenly!
    🙂 Mandy xo

    24 . Apr . 2013
  12. sara@domesticallychallenged

    Perfect activity idea!!! Sweet!

    24 . Apr . 2013
  13. Liz

    Everything is better with a coating of chocolate 🙂 Well, maybe not roast beef! Such a yummy discovery!

    24 . Apr . 2013
  14. Pure Complex

    There’s nothing more delicious and wonderful than granola and chocolate. Who wouldn’t love this combination 🙂

    24 . Apr . 2013
  15. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    That’s a fun idea and great for a kids party.

    24 . Apr . 2013
  16. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    Yup, my kids would be all over these, and chocolate faces would be moment of the day!

    24 . Apr . 2013
  17. Velva

    OMG, what an absolutely cool idea. I don’t have young children but this is just a great idea for pot lucks or a dessert for Sunday dinner.

    Velva

    24 . Apr . 2013
  18. Joanne

    These are such a happy accident!!

    25 . Apr . 2013
  19. Asmita

    Wow,
    I love the look and sound of these! Just perfect to eat, anytime!

    25 . Apr . 2013
  20. jackie @ marin mama cooks

    You’re so adorable girl! Sometimes the best things that happen in the kitchen are unintentional. You start with one thing in mind and it transforms into something better. I’m the same way when Eli asks to help me in the kitchen, I smile at hime and say sure. I usually give him the boring tasks like getting me the ingredients or testing something for me. He’s happy to do that, for now, but soon he will catch on that he’s playing gopher and ask to do a bit more! This treat is a great play date activity. I mean what kid doesn’t like dipping something in chocolate, right? I know I would have to monitor it though because I could see Eli double dipping as well as sneaking in 2-3 granola bars 😉 Have a great day girl! xoxo, jackie

    25 . Apr . 2013
  21. Charles

    That’s a great idea, using the bars as dippers. Lucky you, getting “good sized” granola bars… the ones you buy here are miniscule. Literally, two bites and they’re gone 🙁

    25 . Apr . 2013
  22. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    This is such a fun way to eat granola bars. I see granola bars every single day, yet this idea never came to my mind!! Thumbs up! We’ll be eating this soon because I cannot simply wait to try. 😀

    25 . Apr . 2013
  23. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    Such a fun, simple idea. I don’t know a kid who wouldn’t love it.

    25 . Apr . 2013
  24. Kristy

    I have an old fondue set sitting in my basement. This is a great idea!!! The kids would just love this (so would their friends). 🙂

    25 . Apr . 2013
  25. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    So kid-friendly! I bet the kids would enjoy making this treat 🙂

    27 . Apr . 2013
  26. lena

    hi jessica, how fun to eat granolas dip in chocolate! i think those who do not like granola bars would change their mind after eating this! Happy weekend!

    27 . Apr . 2013
  27. Rachel

    This is such a cute idea! I think it would be great for a grown-up playdate as well 🙂

    06 . May . 2013

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