I'm on day 3 of South Beach again and I feel great!
Obviously this recipe is not for me - it's for my kiddos who do enjoy a granola bar. Not everyday, but a few a week. They are quick and easy snacks to take along on our outings and to eat on the go. So, like most people I buy them at the store pre-made. I've tried both Cascadian Farms brand but my kids didn't like them as much as the Quaker ones.
So, considering my obsession with baking combined with my love of Pinterest - I came across this recipe from Savor The Thyme for either bake or no bake homemade 5 granola bars:
I only had some of the ingredients in the house - the key ones anyways. However, you can make any combination of ingredients - almonds, dried fruits, nuts, flax, chia seeds - anything goes.
I made ours out of rolled oats, honey, peanut butter and some chocolate chips.
|After one hour of being refrigerated and then cut to size|
|Cut to kid-sized portions on wax paper|
|Wrapping them and then storing them in tupperware|
|The long list of ingredients in the chocolate chip Quaker brand.|
It was super easy and they taste really good. (yes I taste-tested!)
The kids couldn't even wait to try them before I could cut them up!
If that's not success with a picky 4 year old eater and a 2.5 year old, I don't know what is :)
So after seeing that crazy long list of ingredients, making these is a no-brainer!
What do you make homemade versus store-bought?