Hye Thyme Cafe: Marshmallow-Nutella-Granola Bites (Golden Girl Granola Recipe Challenge)

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e Thyme Cafe. Although not all of my recipes are Armenian, the name is a little nod to my Armenian grandmother who is no longer with us. The Hye refers to all things related to her homeland, and she represents all things food-related to me, so the two just seemed to go together. I can't even claim that my Armenian recipes are truly Armenian, since Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Lebanon, Syria, and even Egypt share so many foods that they've all sort of morphed into one over thousands of years.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Marshmallow-Nutella-Granola Bites (Golden Girl Granola Recipe Challenge)

Marshmallow-Nutella-Granola Bites: Hye Thyme Cafe

It’s that time of year again … time for the annual Golden Girl Granola Recipe Challenge. This year’s category is Summertime Snacks. When I think of summertime snacking, I immediately think watermelon, but I really couldn’t imagine a new snack with granola and watermelon. The next thing that came to mind was toasting s’mores around a campfire. Thinking down those lines … marshmallow, chocolate … I opted to create a recipe using their Chocolate Decadence Granola. (“Bittersweet chocolate is tossed among toasted oats, almonds, and coconut, glazed with pure maple syrup, to make the most delectable treat for the chocolate lover.”)

Thinking over my options while waiting for the granola to arrive, I decided on a hybrid of a s’more and a rice crispie treat, taking things one step further by adding a family favorite – Nutella. Not only is it a tasty treat, but with so few ingredients and such simple steps, it's a recipe older kids can make on their own.

If you weren’t following along when I participated in their prior challenges, you missed out on my realizing just how spoiled I have become. In placing each year, I was sent various quantities of granola, and when my stash ran out, I went back to other brands at the grocery store and found I could no longer enjoy them, so unless I’m lucky enough to place again this year, or do some online shopping, I now have to resort to making my own granola. If you’re an online shopper, or lucky enough to have Golden Girl in your local markets, I highly recommend you try it.

3 T Butter
4 c Mini Marshmallows
1/2 c Nutella
10 oz Bag Chocolate Decadence Granola
  1. Spray 8x8" baking dish with cooking spray (or lightly butter); set aside.
  2. Over medium heat, melt butter, then stir in marshmallows, stirring first to coat in butter, then continuing until just a few bubbles remain.
  3.  Turn off heat and stir in Nutella until almost combined, then stir in granola. (A silicon spatula is good for this because it doesn't stick as much as other utensils.)
  4. Press into greased baking dish and let set, then cut into 16 pieces. (Lightly spray a piece of waxed paper with cooking spray to press into dish without sticking.)


Thanks to the folks at Golden Girl for giving me another opportunity to play with their product! Hope they like these treats as much as I did.

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