Guest Post ~ Chocolate Chip Granola Bars {Dairy-Free}

A local friend and fellow food allergy mama, Carrie, sent me this recipe for dairy-free granola bars. Aren't they beautiful!?  

She was kind enough to share all these helpful tips and tweaks, and I can't wait to give these a try.

1.  I have made this twice.  I doubled the recipe each time and used a regular jelly roll cookie sheet pan.  

2.  You should try this with your dairy-free butter and Enjoy Life chips

3.  The first time I did this, I did as it said and sprinkled the chips and pressed.  Ya, they didn't stick.  SO the second time I mixed the mini chips (about 1/3 bag) in with dry things.  So when I poured in the hot stuff and mixed, they melted.  But my kids loved them.  ALl over chocolate flavor and not just bits. 

4.  I sprayed the back of the metal spatula with oil to press it down in the pan quite hard (like rice krispie treats).  Push hard or they won't stick together.  

5.  I had to google "soft ball" stage.  When you take a drop of the sugar/honey mixture while it's boiling, put a mall drop in a cup of cold water.  If it forms into a ball then it's done.  I watied til the whole pot was bubbling, and then started my 2 minutes.  Then did my soft ball tests.  

6.  I used a pizza cutter to cut them.  Worked like a charm! 

7.  The first time I wrapped them in Cling Wrap and the kids had a hard time unwrapping them.  Oooops!  This time I used foil.  I don't think parchment would stay together.  

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