By Mixing Peanut Butter And Honey, You Can Create A Simple And Delicious Treat
Granola bars are always a great option for an afternoon snack. They are quick, tasty, and healthy (well, most of the time). Some of the cheaper, store-bought bars contain a ton of high fructose corn syrup.
Thankfully, Meg from WhatsUpMoms has a simple recipe for homemade granola bars. Best of all, they don’ t require any baking in an oven and can be made gluten-free. They’ re tasty, healthy, quick, and easy. I certainly know what I’ ll be making tonight!
These granola bars are the perfect way to energize your kids. What’ s great about this recipe is how it offers quite a bit of versatility when it comes to fruit choices. It lets you add simple flavors, wholesome ingredients, and lots of crunches. You’ ll have to exercise a bit of self-control to not eat these in one go!
Here’ s the recipe, as posted by Ann to her YouTube channel, WhatsUpMoms.
1 cup dates, pitted
1⁄4 cup honey
1⁄4 cup creamy peanut butter
3⁄4 cup almonds, chopped if you like
1 1⁄2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free for GF bars)
1⁄2 cup mini chocolate chips
1⁄2 cup dried, unsweetened cherries
1) Put dates in the food processor and process until it rolls into a ball.
2) Bring honey and peanut butter to a simmer in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir to combine.
3) Place oats, almonds, cherries and chocolate chips in a bowl. Add peanut butter mixture and dates. Stir to combine.
4) Line 8× 8 dish with plastic wrap. Drop in the mixture and flatten (using wet hands if needed).
5) Put in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Remove and cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.