Topic: Granola Bars | 2 post(s).
Just three ingredients- sign us up! In just minutes, you can have yourself a delicious and clean energy bar. These bars are even delicious frozen. They are a great grab and go snack especially when that 3 PM afternoon slump comes around.
1 cup pitted dates, soaked for 20-30 minutes
½ cup cream peanut butter or nut butter of choice
½ cup of Vintage granola or your favorite flavor
- Once dates have been soaked and drained, add them to the food processor with the nut butter.
- Pulse until the mixture becomes a smooth and thick consistency.
- Add the granola and use a spatula to gently fold it in.
- Line a 6x6 baking tray with parchment paper.
- Spread the mixture onto the tray to create a 1-1 ½ inch thickness.
- Place the tray in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Once chilled, use a sharp knife to cut into desired sizes (to resemble granola bars).
- Either place the bars back in the freezer or keep them in the refrigerator (in an airtight container).
Warning: they are addicting!
Granola bars are great because they are so versatile. They make a perfect breakfast or snack whether its at school, in the office, or packed in your bag for a quick bite. They are a great keep healthy snack option. This granola bar recipe calls for 'Bad Monkey' but feel free to use your favorite 'OMG' flavor.
8 oz package of Oat My Goodness Bad Monkey granola
2 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 1/2 tablespoons muscovado (or dark brown) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300 F. Add the honey, brown sugar, baking soda and vanilla to a small heatproof bowl and microwave, 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until the mixture has dissolved completely. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the brown sugar mixture, granola, and chocolate chips. Turn the mixture out onto n 8x8” baking dish that’s been lined with parchment paper. Tamp down on the mixture, using parchment paper on top if necessary, to make the granola bars as flat and compact as you can. Bake the bars for 30 minutes (they should be a golden brown). Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then, grasping the parchment, remove the bars to a cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut the bars into eight rectangular bars. Allow to cool completely and serve!
(adapted from Pop Sugar http://www.popsugar.com/food/Crunchy-Granola-Bars-Recipe-29452056)