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There used to be this incredible granola bar recipe I had from here. I got it years and years ago. It was so yummy! I can no longer find it but it was honey, oats, chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit... all the good stuff.

 

If you have one I would love to know it. Let's hear yours!


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K, these are the ones I am going to try to make! If anyone has other ones I wanna test 'em out! I'll collect more as time allows. I am super excited about this. I would like them to be as healthy as possible, not very sweet and chewy is a must!

 

This one is from @PaulaJoAnne

TF granola bars

2 cups of rolled oats
1 cup of crispy sunflower seeds (soaked and dried)
1 cup of unsweetened flaked coconut
8 ounces of raisins
Mix together.
Then, in a saucepan...
1/2 cup raw honey ( can be subbed for non raw, as you are heating it anyway)
4 TBLS coconut oil
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp sea salt
Gently bring this to 240 degrees.
I found that because of the peanut butter, about the time it reached 240, it started to burn a wee bit, so watch it carefully.
Pour mixture over the dry ingredients, and mix together very well.
Line a pan with parchment paper of freezer paper, and press mixture down.
Lay paper on top and use a rolling pin to ensure its pressed hard.
Let it cool, and cut into the shapes you prefer.
Enjoy!

 

From @cathe

These sound so good!

3/4 cup raisins or chopped dried fruit
3 cups rolled oats
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
½ cup honey, maple syrup, or brown rice syrup
1/3 cup peanut butter, almond butter, or tahini
¼ cup raisin soak water

Place raisins in small non-plastic bowl or measuring cup. Pour over just enough boiling water to cover fruit. Preheat oven to 250°. Oil a 9 x 13-inch baking dish Drain raisins but reserve soak water. In large mixing bowl, combine oats, seeds, coconut, cinnamon, and fruit. Place honey, nut or seed butter, and ¼ cup raisin soak water in small saucepan. Heat at low, stirring until smooth. Pour over oat mixture. Mix thoroughly. Press prepared baking dish. Bake for one hour. If crispy bars are preferred, bake an extra 15 minutes. Score into squares immediately upon removing from oven. Let cool. Bars will harden as they cool.

Yield: 18

 

From @vgnmama2keller

Raw Energy Balls and Snakes

1/2 C Pitted Dates
1/2 C Soaked Walnuts
3/4 Raw Almonds
3 Tbls Agave Nectar
1/4 C Raisins
1/4 C Oats
1/4 C Mix of Dried Cranberries and Goji Berries
1/4 C Sunflower Butter or a smidge more
1/4 tsp Salt
4 chopped Dried Apricots

Place Almonds in food processor and chop until a "meaty" consistency. Add everything else and grind into a dough. Take out of the food processor and into a bowl. Take very small handfuls and roll them into balls or roll them into snakes. Put into a container and put in the refridgerator for 1-2 hours.

 

Mix:

2 cups of thick rolled oats with
1/2 cup each of almonds, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, cashews (or any other nut)
1/4 cup of sesame seeds
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup delicious local honey

Spread on a baking sheet and bake for about 20-30 minutes at 350.

Take out of oven and mix in dried cranberries/raisins/other dried fruit to taste.

If you want bars then press into a clean parchment paper covered baking sheet while still warm. Cut into bars while warm too... Let cool. MMmmmm

 

This one is from @EricaLeigh

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups puffed millet
1 1/2 cups brown rice crisp cereal
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar or sucatant
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Grease a 9X11 pyrex with coconut oil (or butter), set aside. Blend first 3 ingredients in large mixing bowl, set aside. Heat honey & sugar until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter & stir until smooth. Add to dry ingredients & stir to coat. Press into pan firmly. Top with chocolate chips while still warm press in slightly. Cover & refrigerate. Once cool cut into bars, I keep them in the pan right in the frige. There are many variations, another favorite around here is to swap the honey for maple syrup, & use almond butter instead of peanut & add a handful if sliced almonds.

 

From @mamabear18

 

Chewy Granola Bars

1 c. honey
2/3 c. smooth peanut butter
2 2/3 cups rolled oats
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup wheat germ
2 cups of mix-ins in any combination of
the following: coconut, raisins,
chocolate chips, butterscotch chips,
peanut butter chips, unsalted peanuts,
miniature M&Ms, dried fruit

1 Mix honey and peanut butter until well blended. It might help to warm the honey in the microwave about 20 seconds so that it is not so stiff. Stir in oats, flour, wheat germ and mix-ins. If mixture seems too dry, add water 1 Tbsp at a time. If it is too sticky, add oats 1 Tbsp at a time. Mixture should be slightly sticky, but still easily spread in a pan with greased fingers. Press into a 9x13 pan lightly greased.

2 Bake at 350 until barely browned. DO NOT OVERBAKE! Cut while warm into desired sized bars. When completely cool, remove from pan with a greased spatula.

3 Wrap each bar separately in plastic wrap and then store in a bag. These freeze extremely well.

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Homemade Lara bars:

 

http://powerhungry.com/2008/02/homemade-lara-bars-energy-bars-part-3/

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Oh! Those look great!


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Thanks, I am going to try the first ones:)

I make bars from this recipe...
http://www.beyondthepeel.net/2012/07/5-minute-4-ingredient-raw-protein-bars.html
10 dates
1 1/2 c nuts
1/4 c cocoa
1/4 c coconut oil
(We cut them pretty small and call it "fudge")

There are more ideas here....

http://www.beyondthepeel.net/category/protein-bars
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Excited to try some of these.

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http://fivehearthome.com/2014/02/02/chewy-no-bake-granola-bars-with-coconut-oil/

 

I want to try these no bake ones!


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