Monday, March 2, 2015

No Bake Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars & a Giveaway!

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So I was contact by this small batch granola company in Carlisle, MA called Golden Girl Granola about a month ago. They sent me some of their delicious granola to try. I'm very picky when it comes my granola, so I was not anticipating to LOVE this granola, but I have to say...I LOVE IT! I make my own granola, but I don't make often enough that I have a constant supply of it, so this granola has now become my new favorite!

Golden Girl uses the finest ingredients and hand-stirs each small batch to create a lightly crunchy, wholegrain treat. Their customers say it is the best granola they have ever had and I have to agree!

It is an excellent as a cereal, a topping, or a snack right out of the bag. It’s head-over-heels delicious! Truly Tropical is my favorite. It is loaded with mangoes, coconut and lots and lots of cashews! They sure don't skip on ingredients!


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Those are just two of the terrific flavors that you can choose from. Here they all are:

Forest Maple
Creative Cranberry
Chocolate Decadence
The Original
Home Sweet Honey
Truly Tropical
Pumpkin Harvest

I wanted to develop a recipe using this fabulous product so I tinkered around in the kitchen and came up with this No Bake Chewy Peanut Butter Bar. It's nothing like those cardboard granola bars you buy in the store. You're going to love this! See below for the recipe.

The nice folks at Golden Girl would like one lucky winner to try their granola, so we will be giving away 2 bags of granola! What do you have to do to enter??

Go the their site by clicking "here" and tell me what 2 granola's you would choose.

Want another chance to win?? LIKE Golden Girl Granola on Facebook (click here). Let me know you did in the comments and you'll be entered in the contest twice!

Contest ends Friday, March 6th, midnight EST.

Golden Girl Granola is available in many stores in Massachusetts but you can also purchase it online here!

Please give me your email address so I may contact you if you win.

Entries on my Facebook Page will also count!

No bake granola bars

No Bake Chewy Peanut Butter Bars
recipe from Lisa@ The Cutting Edge of Ordinary
2 Cups Golden Girl Granola
1 Cup Rice Crispy Cereal
¾ Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
½ Cup Agave or Honey
¼ Cup Brown Sugar
½ tsp Vanilla Extract

Line an 8x8 baking dish with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine Granola and the cereal.

In a microwave safe bowl combine peanut butter, agave or honey, vanilla and the brown sugar. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. Using a spatula gently combine the peanut butter mixture with the dry ingredients. Press into the 8x8 baking dish and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour. Remove from baking dish and cut into bars.

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