Fudgy Granola Bars #SundaySupper

Fudgy Granola Bars

So it’s just about April Fool’s Day. Are you into pulling pranks? Or has anyone ever pulled one on you?

Pranks aren’t for me. I really don’t like to be fooled, scared, or embarrassed like that, and I don’t enjoy doing it to other people. Of course, I don’t really want to take the time and effort to pull off a really great prank either.

Fudgy Granola Bars

I often think things like pranks are rather mean. Sure, they’re a great laugh for those in on the joke, but for the person or people on the other side … it’s not so funny. I can think of a few pranks other people have pulled on friends or family, and I still think they were so mean.

Mom and I have joked around with Dad a little. We bought this super expensive piece of jewelry today. Hahaha. He isn’t really phased by it because either he doesn’t really care or he doesn’t believe we’d actually do it, or both.

Maybe I just need a more exciting personality.

Fudgy Granola Bars

I am tricking you all a bit today, but rest assured, it’s a delicious trick. These Fudgy Granola Bars look like they are super chocolaty, but they are not. Instead they are made with carob powder.

You still get that rich, slightly bitter flavor without a drop of chocolate. Pretty cool trick, huh?

Plus, these no bake granola bars come together in no time, are gluten free, and are super healthy. Get ready for a breakfast or snack that feels indulgent but is secretly so good for you. So you’ll be fooling your taste buds too.

Fudgy Granola Bars

Fudgy Granola Bars #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 12 bars

Ingredients

2 ½ cups quick cooking oats (gluten free, if necessary)

1 cup Rice Krispies (gluten free, if necessary)

½ cup walnuts

½ cup honey

¾ cup almond butter

¼ cup olive oil

1 teaspoon pure vanilla

½ cup carob powder

Instructions

Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.

In a large microwave safe bowl, combine honey, almond butter, and olive oil. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir and microwave for 1 minute more.

Stir in the vanilla and carob powder. Add the oats, Rice Krispies, and walnuts. Stir until everything is fully combined.

Pour mixture into the prepared pan and press down firmly. Refrigerate for about 2 hours until firm. Cut into bars. Bars may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature about an hour or in the microwave about 30 seconds.

Notes

Additional cooling time is necessary

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Easy Chilaquiles

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Easy Chilaquiles

I have two dilemmas when it comes to making dinner, which I do nearly every night. The first is that I often don’t have time to spend all day in the kitchen making a meal. Instead I want dinner on the table fast.

The second is that I like to mix it up. Sure, I have my favorite meals, but I still get bored sometimes. It is so fun to get creative in the kitchen with a recipe.

Campbell's Soups for Easy Cooking

Luckily, Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking make dinner easy, fast, and exciting. These aren’t the Campbell’s Soups you’re used to, but instead help you make a full meal with lots of flavor that can be on the table in under 30 minutes. I also love that they come in cartons instead of cans! I picked mine up at Walmart, where all the varieties were available. Even better there is a $.75 coupon available until 4/13!

Shopping at Walmart

They come in Savory Portobello Mushroom, Creamy Herb and Garlic with Chicken Stock, Sweet Onion, and Mexican Style Tomato so the variety of dishes you can prepare is virtually endless. By choosing different soups, proteins, vegetables, and grains, the ideas will keep coming. Dinner will never be boring again!

Easy Chilaquiles

Easy Chilaquiles

Easy Chilaquiles

Though I had a lot of ideas when it came to the soups, I chose the Mexican Style Tomato to create Easy Chilaquiles. I love Mexican food so much. Those bold flavors make my taste buds happy. Plus, there are so many different textures to keep every bite exciting.

If you have never heard of Chilaquiles, they are a dish that typically uses up leftover tortillas that have gone stale. While you could use stale tortillas, not many of us have those hanging around, so regular tortilla chips make an awesome substitution, maybe even better than the original because they retain a little texture.

Easy Chilaquiles

As soon as I poured the Mexican Style Tomato soup into the skillet for this one pot meal, the smell totally drew me in. Almost reminiscent of salsa, I knew instantly the dish would be a hit!

Once the soup was hot, I added some shredded rotisserie chicken, another great staple to have in the refrigerator for quick dinners. Then I added the tortilla chips and stirred so they were totally coated and started to soften. A little cheese finished off this delicious dish that was seriously on the table in under fifteen minutes. Score!

If you want more ideas for weekend meals on a weeknight schedule with Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking, check out the recipes at http://cbi.as/4pdn and tell me which one you want to make first.

Easy Chilaquiles

Easy Chilaquiles

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

1 container Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking Mexican Style Tomato

8 ounces shredded cooked chicken

About 15 large tortilla chips, crushed slightly

½ cup Colby jack cheese, shredded

Instructions

In a medium skillet, place the soup. Heat over medium-high heat until warm about 3 minutes. Add the chicken and cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the tortilla chips and cook for 1-2 more minutes, until the chips start to soften. Sprinkle with the cheese and allow to melt. Serve immediately.

Notes

Recipe may be doubled or tripled to serve more people!

http://piesandplots.net/easy-chilaquiles/

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