- These homemade Chocolate Granola Hearts are delicious, nutritious and very simple to make. You can use whatever shaped molds you like to create fun, packable snacks for kids (and they're gluten, dairy, egg, and nut-free).
- 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
- 1/4 cup Sunbutter (I use the organic kind with no added sugar)
- 1/4 cup rice milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp certified pure gluten-free rolled oats
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate, Sunbutter, and rice milk, stirring often, until the mixture is smooth.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla and honey.
- Add the oats and the chia seeds and mix all ingredients until they are well-combined. The mixture should look somewhat dry-ish; if it doesn't, add more oats one tablespoon at a time until it does.
- Spoon the mixture into molds of some kind and press the mixture down with the back of the spoon. (I've used silicone hearts, muffin tins, and mini-muffin tins successfully, but most simple shaped molds should work.)
- Place the molds in the freezer for at least 20 minutes, or until the chocolate granola treats are firm. Remove the treats from the molds and store them in an airtight container. These freeze well and make a great quick and healthy snack served with a piece of fruit.