Hey guys and welcome back to #RecipeADayMay! Today we’re making a simple sweet treat, perfect for summer. This is one of those awkward in-between recipes. It’s not quite healthy enough for me to start bragging about it being so good for you but it’s certainly healthier than a lot of alternatives. We’re making frozen granola clusters.
The centre is crunchy and creamy with an optional coating of chocolate. they’re a light bite, perfect for those summer days where you want dessert but you also don’t want anything too heavy.
They only contain 5 ingredients and there’s no equipment required other than your freezer.
There’s a couple of optional ingredients in this one. I used ground almonds to help set my clusters before I froze them the first time. This helps them hold their shape in the freezer and adds an extra layer before you add the chocolate. However, if you don’t like almonds (crazy, I know, but I’ve heard some people don’t) or you don’t want the extra fat, you can skip this ingredient. Things could get messy though. The outer chocolate layer is also optional.
This recipe is dairy free, gluten free (optional) and vegan. This recipe does contain soy and nuts.
Serves: 12 clusters
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total freezer time: 50 minutes minimum
- A cup of granola
- ½ cup vanilla dairy free yoghurt
- 100g smooth peanut butter. I used Pip & Nut which is quite a runny variety.
- Approx. A third of a cup of ground almonds (optional)
- 80g dark chocolate (if coating all clusters)
- Line a baking tray or dish with greaseproof paper.
- Mix the peanut butter and yoghurt in a small bowl. Put the ground almonds in a bowl or spread across a plate.
- Now it’s time to coat the granola in the mixture. If your granola is in larger chunks you may find it easier to dip the granola in the bowl until it’s fully coated. If your granola is in smaller pieces, add the granola to the bowl and stir in.
- Take one large cluster or heaped tsp of combined mixture and gently roll it in the ground almonds until fully coated.
- Place the rolled clusters on the baking tray or dish and place in the freezer to set for at least 20 minutes.
- If you wish to coat them in chocolate, melt the chocolate a few minutes before removing the clusters from the freezer. When the clusters are ready, dip them in the melted chocolate until fully coated.
- Place back in the dish and freeze for another 30 minutes to set the chocolate.
You can keep them in a sealed container in the freezer for up to a week.
Serve and enjoy!
Do you like the sound of these granola clusters? Would you make them as a summer dessert alternative?