school birthday squares

May 17, 2017

i remember the very first time i made this recipe. it was three years ago and it was lauren’s very first year in pre-school. we were asked by her school to bring in a birthday treat to share with her class for her birthday celebration.

i had no clue what i was going to make as it had some restrictions… it had to be easy for the kids to eat, they didn’t want anything too crumbly and it had to be nut-free!

one morning at pick-up, i saw another mom carrying the remains of this yummy looking square that the class just enjoyed for her sons birthday. the teachers were raving about, so i new i had to get the recipe.

i made it that year and it has now been our families ‘go-to school birthday treat’ ever since.

1 cup wow butter (if it wasn’t for school i would prefer to use natural peanut butter)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup coconut
1/2-1 cup dried cranberries
1 1/4 cups dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

melt the wow butter (or nut butter of your preference), honey and coconut oil in a medium-size saucepan over medium-low heat. stir frequently as the mixture melts. when it has melted, remove from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the ingredients are well combined.

pour into an 8×8 pan. refrigerate until the chocolate hardens, at least 3-4 hours. slice into 1″-2″ square pieces. store in the refrigerator.

this recipe is super easy to make, so it’s a good one to get the kids involved with too. enjoy!!!


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