Friday Food News: Making Granola with Tristin and Tyler





I’ve mentioned my love of cooking with my daughter, and a few weeks ago I had the chance to cook with my friend Tiffany’s adorable kids Tristan & Tyler. These two dynamic personalities have been interviewing celebs, cooking and taking NYC by storm through their fun series “Tristin and Tyler’s Tales from the City!” In the food segment, “Cooking with Tristin and Tyler,” we not only came together to create a delicious granola (see video below), but also to raise awareness for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry 2 campaign which is working to end childhood hunger. We wore orange for the occasion and the boys shared tips at the end of video on how everyone – no matter what age – can get involved.

I choose this granola since I think its a great meet-kids-in-the-middle snack that combines a little bit of sweetness with dark chocolate and health properties thanks to the almond butter and oats.

Enjoy this simple and fun recipe with your kids and get active in the kitchen!

Nutty Chocolate Granola Bars (also featured on FoodieCityMom)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups crushed almonds (you can also use cashews, peanuts, etc).
  • 1/2 cup salted almonds
  • 1 cup of almond butter
  • 1 cup of coconut spread
  • 1/4 cup of cranberries (or raisins)
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 2 cups brown rice crisp cereal
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • pinch of salt

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Lay out the almonds and cashews on a cutting board and crush them with a rolling pin. Place them in a baking tray and let them toast for 10 minutes.
  2. As the nuts are cooking, combine the oats and cereal into a mixing bowl.
  3. Check on the nuts. Turn off the oven and let them cool.
  4. In a pan, heat the syrup, almond extract, peanut butter and coconut spread on a very low heat. Stir the mixture. After 3 minutes, add this mixture to the oats bowl along with the nuts. Stir. Add the cranberries and the chocolate chips.
  5. In a baking tray, add the mixture. Spread it out evenly and refrigerate it so that the bars can cool. (This also makes them easier to cut.)

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A writer and mom of two, Serena Norr is the managing editor of Momtrends. She is also the creator of Seriously Soupy, a website devoted to soup making. She also loves to write about healthy living, fashion, beauty and lifestyle topics on her blog Mama Goes Natural. She can be reached at serena@momtrends.com.
  • Such a cute video, and such a great cause to be highlighting! Your recipe sounds delicious too – a great one to make with kids. Thank you for hosting!

  • How cute are these two kids? My daughter loves helping in the kitchen and she would absolutely love to make this.

  • How cute! Thank you for hosting!
    Sherry

  • This is a great project for kids to help with in the kitchen! I have shared Ham and Cheese Sliders. Thank you for hosting!

  • Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    The granola bars sound good! Happy Weekend:@)

  • Jerneal Gelfman

    Hi, 🙂 I’m delighted my little hearts and I came across this post. We look forward to making this, and thanks for sharing.