15 November 2011

the time my 4 year old won an ipad. and a recipe.

I am kind of in shock right now.
A couple of months ago I got an email from Biscoff (you know those tasty little cookies you get on airplanes? i know you can actually buy them, but that was my only association.), asking me to participate in a back to school recipe contest.
It sounded right up my alley, so I agreed.
And then I forgot about it.
And then they emailed me again.
So on the very last day of the contest, Lute and I whipped up a batch of granola bars using Biscoff spread, made a video, and sent it in two hours before the deadline.
I am good at nothing if not procrastination.

I woke up this morning (the day they choose the winners) thinking and praying, I hope we win at least last place because in all of my inexperienced parenting I told my 4 year old it was a contest and I don't want him to feel like a loser.
Well, guess what? We won the grand prize.
HELLO, unexpected.
I completely credit Lute's cuteness and charming personality.

Here is our winning video. Please excuse my awkward on camera presence.
And really, make these granola bars!

Biscoff Granola Bars
1 cup crisp rice cereal
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almond meal (or sliced almonds)
1/2 cup flaxseed 
1/2 cup Biscoff spread
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk

Mix together the cereal, oats, almonds, flaxseed, Biscoff, vanilla and salt. Pour in condensed milk and mix well.
Line a 9x13 pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Spread mix evenly into the pan and bake at 325 for 25 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool fully before cutting into bars. Enjoy!


  1. Oh my gosh!!! Lute is just about the cutest thing ever! Also, you looked great. Jude and I just watched the video and he wants to make the granola bars now. Way to go, guys!

  2. i just tried to leave a comment, and it either disappeared, or you're about to hear from me twice...
    you two are both grand prize material, for sure! such an adorable video!

  3. thank you guys! :) patty, totally make them. you can use peanut butter instead of biscoff, by the way. they are a big winner with the boys in the house (especially Nick).

  4. he has got to be the cutest little boy! and this is such a kid friendly recipe! love it.

  5. This is amazing!! Congratulations!

  6. Are you serious?? Congratulations!!!

  7. I can totally see why you won! He's TOO cute! And those totally look yummy.

    Way to go!

  8. absolutely adorable! I will make these with my daughter! And yes those dang Biscoff cookies are off the CHAIN! :)

  9. Oh. My. Goodness.
    I'm pretty sure I just about died. Your son is the cutest little thing I have ever seen.
    Lucky moma!

  10. omg i feel like lute could totally be a little kid model!

  11. okay, that is seriously So awesommmmme! congrats!

  12. a. this looks delicious.
    b. that lute is the cutest kid ever!!
    c. you look smokin for bakin granola bars on a random afternoon. over here i'd be in glasses, a hair band and sweats. good job!

  13. OH, my GOSH HOW CUTE! You both are darling!

  14. You already know this, you told me this, and you heard this from everyone above, but this is the most adorable thing ever. Winner FO SHO!

  15. Wow, thanks guys! Now I feel a liiiittle less dorky :)

  16. oh Lord, because of you, I bought Biscoff spread today, except all I've done with it so far is eat it straight out of the jar. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!:!?!?!?!?! lol...

  17. I just made a batch of these and put them in the oven... can't wait to try them!