Chocolate Orange Granola Bars…Nut-free AND Gluten-free!

titlecollage1“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”  ~Charles M. Shultz

Well, we made it to Spring. But we still haven’t made it to Summer, so that means we are still packing school lunches for at least another 3 months. Oh boy.

Today we are giving the granola bar a little bit of zazz. Ya…that’s officially a word today. Zazz.

We took our basic granola bar recipe and zazzed it up with a bit of “citrusy” goodness and a happy helping of chocolate. You know those chocolate oranges by Terry’s that you whack on the table and break into wedges? If you don’t, you must track one down and try one. If you do know the orange, well…you know how good these bars are going to be! It was the Terry’s Orange that inspired these zazzy bars in the first place!

How did we get the orange into our granola bars? A little orange zest, and a bit of good, old-fashioned marmalade, that’s how…marmaladeI replaced the molasses in our old recipe with 2 Tbsp of marmalade, and used the zest of one whole orange, giving the bars just enough citrus to blend nicely with the chocolate.chocolatechunks

Now here is your big question…glutenfreeChocolateYes, in some cases it is. In fact, in many cases it is. If you follow THIS LINK, you will find a list of all the chocolate bars that are gluten-free. You will be surprised to see how many familiar brand names are listed! *Make sure the one you choose is also nut-free if you are worried about nut allergies.

Here is the adjusted recipe in full…therecipe

If you are a fan of orange and chocolate together, these bars really are as good as they sound. I promise. Even the smalls gobbled them up at snack time today!writtenrecipe

Enjoy! And thanks for stopping by!

~Arlee, Small Potatoes

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5 thoughts on “Chocolate Orange Granola Bars…Nut-free AND Gluten-free!

  1. Reblogged this on Nannyville and commented:
    Ok, one more blog for the day. Don’t these look scrumptious! Super healthy, easy to make and YUMMY! The original recipe has room for experimenting. I think I am going to make a chocolate strawberry bar and a smore inspired bar. 🙂 Enjoy!

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