Parfaits for Little Dude’s Birthday

I didn’t want Little Dude eating cake twice on his Birthday and wanted to send some other treat to his class for his special day. My solution….

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Parfaits

I used 10 ounce clear cups, filled them with about 5 ounces of yogurt in each cup and then topped that with about a 1/4  a cup of homemade Granola (recipe below). I added Thomas the Tank stickers to the cups to make them fun for his class and then finished them by placing  “Thomas” blue spoon in the cups.

Little Miss has a July Birthday and doesn’t get to celebrate with her classmates since school is out so I sent in Parfaits to her class as well and placed pink spoons in those….

Homemade Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Granola

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats

Add ins….

1 cup mini chocolate chips

1 cup Peanut Butter Chips

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine peanut butter, honey and cinnamon; heat through. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Place oats in a large, shallow roasting pan or a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. Pour warm peanut butter mixture over oats and stir gently until oats are coated. Spread evenly in pan.
  3. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.  
  4. Remove from oven let dry completely, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chips.
  6.  Store in covered containers.

NOTES: The “Add ins” on this recipe can be tailored to your tastes. These are just the ones I used for the Parfaits.

To make Clusters in your Granola squeeze the Mixture with your hands to form little mounds before baking.

 

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