This no-bake square is so sinfully tasty, not light on calories…but hey, it doesn’t hurt any living beings (if you buy fair-trade) and I added some goodness so you dont have to feel incredibly bad about it….just cut it up into little portions and only eat 10!
melt 1 cup of COCONUT OIL in saucepan http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/
1/2 tsp SALT
2+1/2 cup ROLLED OATS (any kind)
1/2 cup of BROWN SUGAR
2tsp of VANILLA
1/2 cup (ore more) of a combination of chopped HAZELNUTS, ALMONDS, SHREDDED COCONUT, GROUND FLAX, CHIA, HEMP, SESAME or POPPY SEEDS
1/4 cup DRIED CRANBERRIES (minimally processed are the best!–supertart!)
Press half this mixture into the bottom of square cake pan
In another saucepan,
Melt 1 cup DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS (or milk chocolate if you prefer)
add 1/2 cup of NATURAL PEANUTBUTTER or ALMONDBUTTER (might be nice with tahina too!)
if it doesn’t seem smooth enough to pour on the base, add a little touch of coconut oil…
Pour and spread over the granola base, top with the rest of the granola & press
Refrigerate for as long as you can stand it….at least an hour I think.