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I am sure there is a cookie or side dish that reminds you of a family holiday meal. Whether its the type of stuffing your grandma made at Thanksgiving or a special cookie that was always on your cookie platter at Christmas time, food is all about memories. My dad had a secretary many years ago, named Debi, and while she worked for my dad, every year we would get a tin of her Chocolate Granola Bites. (At least this is what I named them for this post we always knew them as Debi’s Candies). When she stopped working, my mom still made them for as long as I could remember.
I have not been home for a Christmas in several years, and when shopping around Walmart for groceries this week, I happened upon a box of Quaker® Simply Granola and it immediately brought that flavor of these Chocolate Granola Bites back into my head. I was able to find all the ingredients at Walmart, they are super easy and a no bake cookie option during these hectic holiday times.
Who says Granola only good for breakfast over a bowl of yogurt anyway? Why not mix them up with some extra raisins, chopped pecans, melted butterscotch and chocolate chips for a powerful punch in your mouth.
The Quaker® Simply Granola already has raisins and almonds so these ingredients really make them stand out with the perfect crunch.
You can make these on a parchment lined cookie sheet or I like to scoop them right into a cute Christmas mini cupcake papers. Just lay them out before staring the process.
Melt the chips together in the microwave until smooth.
Add the rest of the ingredients until everything is properly coated.
Using a small ice cream scoop, fill each cup. Allow to harden in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
For gift giving, I used pretzel cellophane bags and stacked them. TIP: to avoid the hassle of them tipping over.
I found putting the bag into a tall glass and using chop sticks to keep it open was most successful.
Tie it with a bow and you can add a fun Cork Snowman tag.
- 1 pkg (12 oz) Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
- 1 pkg (12 oz) Butterscotch Chips
- 2 cups Quaker® Simply Granola with Raisins
- 1 cup Raisins
- 1/2 cup Chopped Pecans
- Melt Chocolate Chips and butterscotch chips in a bowl in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.
- Add rest of the ingredients and mix well
- Use measuring teaspoon or small ice cream scoop and soon into mini muffin cups or onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Refrigerate until firm about 30 minutes.
What is the one food that reminds you of your childhood holidays?