Truth be told… I love to snack! Who doesn’t, right? Lol 😉 Well, A few years ago, I decided to ditch the over processed boxed granola bars and start making my own! 🙂 Not only can I control how much sugar is being put into the bars, but I can also add things like protein powder, flax seed, etc. They taste great, I know what I am eating, and they freeze well! 🙂
Here are some great recipes that I have tried:
Chewy Granola Bars
The basis for most of the granola bars I make starts here! I use this recipe, but often alter it, changing up the almond butter, maple syrup, and brown sugar- substituting other things like cookie butter, peanut butter, honey, etc. I find that the original recipe is pretty sweet, so I personally reduce the brown sugar and maple syrup. I also often switch up the fruit and nuts I add. Sometimes we make chocolate peanut butter, sometimes we do a white chocolate cranberry almond, etc. But yeah, so this recipe is simple, and quick and you can change it up. Have fun with it! 🙂
Alton Brown’s Granola Bars:
This is another great recipe that you can use for a base starting point and alter to make a variety of different granola bars.
EatingWell Energy Bars:
These don’t stay together that well, but they are sooo tasty! A perfect combination of salty with just enough sweet from the dried fruit! They are often crumbly, but still tastes great! Try saving the broken ones and adding them to your yogurt or oatmeal to switch things up!