I created these yummy Peanut Butter Pixie Dust granola bars as part of a sponsored post with Collective Bias and their client. All opinions are my own. #ProtectPixieHollow #CollectiveBias
You guys. I can’t believe that I am admitting this, but I am SO excited about Disney’s new The Pirate Fairy movie coming out in a few days! I realize that I’m a grown woman, and that magical cartoon fairies aren’t necessarily supposed to be something I look forward to, but Kaia is crazy about the Disney Fairy movies and I adore having “girl time” watching them with her. Her love for all things Fairy started last year when she saw her first Tinkerbell movie. She was mesmerised. I don’t know what exactly did it, but ever since all she ever asks to watch is Fairies. Naturally I went out and bought the whole collection (which I know every.single.word. of) so you can see why I’m jazzed about this new release! I’m planning on scooping it up right when it hits the shelves and having a movie date with Kaia.
So what in the world does this have to do with granola bars? Well, you know I love whipping up yummy treats so I decided to think up something adorable (and healthy) for us to munch on while we watch the movie. If you’ve been here before then I am sure you are familiar with my Nutella and honey granola bar recipes. While those are amazing, I wanted to make one more in tune with what my kids like so I came up with this peanut butter version with Greek yogurt, blue pixie dust and completely adorable wings. Check out the super easy how to below!
Peanut Butter Pixie Dust Granola Bars
- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- small brownie pan (or any other shallow pan)
- parchment or wax paper
First combine everything in a large bowl and stir with a spatula until evenly mixed. Next, dump it into a parchment lined brownie pan and smush it down. You want to be very firm and make sure it is packed smoothly so it doesn’t fall apart when you try to eat it, then pop it in the fridge or freezer for around 30 minutes so it can firm up while you make your yogurt icing.
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp Agar powder (vegetarian) or gelatin (non vegetarian)
- piping bag or ziplock bag.
All you do for this is mix everything up in a small bowl vigorously with a wire whisk, pour it into your piping bag and let it sit for 10 minutes so it can thicken up. Easy peasy, right? Now Take out your granola, set it on a cutting surface and cut equal sized bars. Since these will be for little hands, I like making 1 inch x 3 inch portions.
Squirt your yogurt mixture on in thin zigzag patterns and sprinkle lightly with blue sugar crystals (a.k.a. pixie dust) and you’re finished! Now it’s time for the fun part – making adorable wings for your treats!
I don’t know about you, but anything inspired by fairies MUST have wings on it, right? Of course! For this part you will need tissue paper, string, tape and blue sparkle cardstock. Cut your tissue paper into a 3×5 inch strip and fold it in half.
You can look online for a wing template or draw them yourself. Kaia has a set of fairy figurines from Walmart that have pop off wings so I traced those for mine. (Seriously, they are adorable, and she LOVES them!)
After your wings are ready take a granola bar, wrap your tissue paper around it and tie a bow in front. This is great not only for cuteness, but it helps keep little hands from getting sticky too!
Tape your wings onto the back and you are finished! Now how cute is that?! These can get a little sticky if you hold on to them for a while, so I like storing them in the fridge.
The kids will LOVE them, they are great for viewing parties, birthdays, or any time you want to bring a little happiness to a fairy loving little lady. You can pick up The Pirate Fairy on April 1st, and if you get it at Walmart it comes with an exclusive bonus Pixie Hollow Bake Off DVD. And while you’re at it, pick up some rolled oats for your granola bars!