Challenging Arts & Crafts

Granola Kisses + Recipe



As Christmas is just a few more weeks away, lots of us are into baking cookies at home. I have started baking some already today and I´m featuring one of them here..

 Granola Kisses are easy to make and you can store them in tin cans so they get softer within a couple of days after baking... I make them in advance for the Christmas celebration or put them on the table as finger food just in case some friends or relatives come by. They can be frozen so you can also make plenty in advance and just thaw them just a day before Christmas.


140 grams rolled oats
50 grams Hazelnut - ground
2 tbsp. cooking oil
4 egg whites
140 grams sugar or 8 tbsp sugar substitute in powder form ( Stevia, Saccharin)
3 tbsp buttermilk
Hazelnut or walnut for toppings
30 gram chocolate bar, 4 tbsp milk ( blend the milk + chocolate and adjust milk, so that its consistency should be more liquid like).


How to:

1. In a pan with 2 tbsp cooking oil, roast the rolled oat + the ground hazelnuts til
golden brown, set aside.

2. Whisk the egg whites + the buttermilk with a mixer adding sugar by and by
until mixture is stiff. Add to the rolled oats and blend well til all oats are well

 3. Scoop the mixture using a spoon and place it on a baking pan with baking
paper, forming the mixture into a round one and top it with a walnut. Bake in a
preheated oven ( lower rack) under 180°C for about 15 minutes until the
cookies are done.

 4. Arrange on a platter and using the tip of a tablespoon , scoop hot chocolate
previously heated-up with milk and pour it forming swirls on top of each of the
cookies.. Let cool, then arrange on a muffin paper sheet. It will become softer
if stored in tin can covered for a couple of days... These can be frozen.