Hot Chocolate Mix & Granola Bars

So after a couple of requests here are a few of our most loved recipes.

1) Hot Chocolate Mix

  • 3 cups skim milk powder
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of powdered coffee whitener
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Mix it all up and store in an air tight container.  We make a batch each fall and it usually lasts most of the winter.   To use add 2 tbsp of mix to 3/4 cup of hot water.  Unlike some other mixes this one will completely dissolve in hot liquid.

2) Homemade Granola Bars

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of trail mix
  • 4 tbsp margarine
  •  1/4 cup brown sugar (dark if you have it)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix margarine, brown sugar, honey and salt in small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.  Meanwhile mix the rolled oats, flour and trail mix together in large bowl.  Add vanilla to sauce mixture and pour over oat mixture.  Press into a greased 13 x 9 pan (if you don’t have that size just about any size will do).  Bake at 325 F for 20 minutes.

The bars will break up somewhat when cut, but save the crumbs as they make excellent granola cereal.   I should warn you I’m still working on this recipe.  I have a base one from a internet site that I’ve been messing around with to get it to where I like my bars.  So if you have problems let me know and I’ll try to answer any questions in the comments.

3 thoughts on “Hot Chocolate Mix & Granola Bars”

  1. I don’t know what I did wrong, but I made this massive batch of hot chocolate tonight and though it tastes great it leaves a rather mucky silt of cocoa on the bottom of the cup. It’s pretty darn bitter when you get to the end.

    I’m pretty confident that I got the proportions correct, maybe I’m just used to instant that leaves almost nothing at the bottom, is this how it always is with home made mix?

  2. Traciatim,

    That can happen with the homemade mix. I’ve just gotten into the habit of leaving the spoon and and stirring again when I’m half done and then swishing the cup a bit before I drink the last bit.

    Sorry I’m so used to it that it didn’t occur to me to mention that happens.


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