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The weather is warmer, school is almost out and there are lots of reasons to celebrate. Whether you are celebrating mom on Mother’s Day, packing a picnic for a summer concert or hosting a backyard BBQ we think you and your guest will jump for joy when you taste our Almond Joy Granola Parfait!
The weather here has been absolutely perfect so we’ve been eating outside as often as we can. It won’t be long before it’s simply too steamy and hot here in Texas to enjoy dining al fresco, so we are taking advantage of it while we can. For Mother’s Day this year I want to sleep and then I want to pack a picnic and head to the Arboretum with my family to enjoy the beautiful weather.
But, it has to be easy and fuss free. Did you know that CVS carries their own line of delicious snacks? I recently discovered the Gold Emblem and Gold Emblem abound snacks at CVS and love the variety, convenience and flavors. I picked up some of my favorite snacks for our picnic, including the Heavenly Light Popcorn, and a few new ones to try as well.
Every picnic needs a dessert, especially ones served in individual mason jars, wouldn’t you agree? I love making layered desserts in mason jars because they are easy to transport and to be perfectly honest I think they are just so darn cute. I found this almond coconut granola at CVS and knew it would make a tasty treat for our Mother’s Day picnic. These layered Almond Joy Granola Parfaits are so simple to make and the perfect amount of “good for you” and sweet.
Start by adding a layer of vanilla Greek yogurt to the bottom of the Mason jar.
Next, sprinkle a handful of Gold Emblem almond coconut granola on top of the yogurt.
Sprinkle a few mini chocolate chips and shredded coconut.
Repeat the layers until the Mason jar is full.
Add a pretty, colorful lid and use twine to attach the spoon for the ultimate picnic presentation.
Pack your almond joy granola parfaits in a cooler, along with the rest of your picnic goodies and head out for an afternoon of fun.
I hope all your summer celebrations are filled with JOY, and of course a few tasty snacks and treats! Make sure you stop by CVS to find your favorite new Gold Emblem snacks.