Granola bars are perfect snacks for children. Great to grab on the way out the door, add to a lunch box or snack on on the way home from school. This recipe comes from the first episode of Siba’s Table (Season 4) on Food Network.
What goes into Siba’s goji berry granola bars
35 g dried cranberries, chopped
35 g dried goji berries
60 g sunflower seed
60 g mixed chai seeds
80 g pumpkin seeds
60 g linseed seeds
75 g pistachios, roughly chopped
75 g macadamia nut, chopped
100 g white chocolate, roughly chopped
65 g oats
125 ml honey
125 ml macadamia butter
250 g – 350 g white chocolate, melted
35 g goji berries
40 g lightly toasted fresh coconut
How to make Siba’s goji berry granola bars:
1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line a 23 cm x 33cm baking tray with foil and grease the foil. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients (except for topping ingredients) and mix until well combined.
2. Tip into the prepared, lined baking tray. Wet the palm of your hands with water and press the granola down firmly until level – wetting your hands prevents the mixture from sticking as you press it.
3. Bake for 15 minutes until slightly golden. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Remove the granola bake from the oven and cover with the melted chocolate. If you would prefer less chocolate, you can lightly drizzle instead of completely covering the bars. Sprinkle over the goji berries and fresh coconut.
4. Leave to cool and then chill in the fridge so it hardens slightly. Once chilled, remove from the tin, peel off foil and cut into 15 evenly sized bars. Serve as a snack or place in an airtight container for up to three weeks.
Siba Mtongana is star of the television cooking show Siba’s Table, which is broadcast on DStv’s Food Network channel, and is also aired in more that 130 countries. This recipe comes from the first episode in the new season of Siba’s Table (Season 4) on Food Network. She is also author of the cookbook Welcome to My Table.