If you are craving a healthy yet sweet snack, you have come to the right place. I have made these healthy, easy granola-nut bars over and over again. You can make them early in the week and pack them for lunches, wrap them and give them away as homemade gifts, or simply enjoy them when you have that sweet tooth. Like most of the recipes I make, many of the ingredients can be substituted and changed for ingredients that you like! I will note below some ideas of what each item can be substituted with (in parentheses.) Enjoy! These are some of the items I have used: measuring spoons, similar measuring cups, cutting board, mixing bowl, parchment paper, tray and baker’s twine. I have also linked some of the ingredients below!
1 ½ cups old fashioned rolled oat
1/3 cup dried cherries (dates, raisins, dried apricots, craisins)
¼ cup pumpkin seeds (sunflower seeds, any other seed)
¼ cup chopped pistachios (chopped walnuts, pecans, cashews)
¼ cup sliced almonds (chopped walnuts, pecans, cashews)
1 tablespoon chia seeds (orange zest, lemon zest)
¼ cup melted coconut oil (vegetable oil)
3 tablespoons honey (agave, maple syrup)
Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper. Mix all the ingredients above in a bowl. Add/subtract honey or other sweetener based on taste and based on how well the ingredients are sticking together. Press mixture into tray and flatten. Place in the fridge for about 1hr. Cut into even rectangles. Store in airtight container or wrap each bar in parchment paper and tie with pretty baker’s twine to give as gifts. Store for up to 7 days in fridge.