Granola Bars with Chocolate Fondue

My husband, Seth, is often found working late nights and weekends. But sometimes, a Saturday bestows on us a bit of serendipity and magnanimously opens itself up with freedom. When that happens, we run into it and embrace it, in all its weekend glory.

The day quickly fills up. Some hours are wiled away on errands and chores that had been put off, but others are used for fun - pit stops at the beach, playground time, lunches at a favorite restaurant - to make the most of our time together.

By the time we get home, it is toddler-late, and time to scoop him off to bed. And toddler bed time means Seth and I get to do "our thing."

"Our thing" has two components:

  1. Our television show of the moment

  2. Food!!

It is our time to watch our shows, or our "stories" as we like to say. We generally have room in our hearts for one dramatic story at a time. But there have been so many wonderful love affairs through the years - The Wire, Deadwood, Battlestar Galactica, West Wing, House of Cards, Damages, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men ... just to name a few. And in this Netflix era, we can satisfy our hunger for these stories about the human condition by bringing up our show of the moment with the click of a Wii remote and back to back episodes.

And while we watch our stories we like a snack. A snack that doesn't involve expending a lot of energy, as that attribute has been depleted during the day's activities. A snack that will curb our hunger with some whole grain goodness. But a snack that is still delicious. A snack like Quaker Oat's Big Chewy Granola Bars.

Check out the slideshow above for Home Skillet's chocolate fondue recipe!

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