Wednesday, May 29, 2013

No-Bake Granola Bars


The moment I read this recipe for Five Minute, No-Bake Vegan Granola Bars from Food 52, I knew I was making them right then and there.  I called the kids in and asked who wanted to make granola bars. Both hands shot up right away and we got right to work.   We had a few changes and substitutions but if you read the original recipe you will see that you are pretty much encouraged to mix these up how you please - and that we did!  The only problem with this recipe - I didn't double it. We all loved them - Hubby ate them before work in the mornings, the kids and I ate them whenever and the kids asked for them in their lunchboxes.  They were gone before we knew it.  

I highly recommend checking out the original recipe and reading the comment section.  It is full of lots of great ideas - next time I am going to add protein powder to a batch and make my own protein bars.  I will also be making my recipe again because they were that good and no changes are needed. Let me know if you have any recommendations on add-ins, I would love to hear some more suggestions....enjoy!!!

recipe adapted from Food 52

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups of oats (regular or old fashioned)
1 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions:
Mix together the oats, cranberries and sesame seeds.  Next, whisk together the peanut butter, honey and salt.  Pour into the oat mixture and stir to combine (I found its best to do just stick your hands in there and get messy at this point.)  
Press this mixture into a shallow baking dish that is lined with foil or saran wrap.  Cover with more foil or saran wrap and refrigerate for about 4 hours.  Cut into shapes and keep in the fridge.

Last year at this time I made Slow Roasted Garlic Tomatoes   

Two years ago at this time I made Rosemary Focaccia in the Bread Machine  

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9 comments:

  1. What a terrific and simple recipe! sounds delicious :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  2. I loooove no-bake granola bars! So easy to make, and SO much tastier than the store-bought kind. Yours look fantastic!

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  3. Wow, I have to try this. I always thought you have to bake the granola bars to make them come out good! Thanks for sharing this! :)

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  4. G'day! A very healthy no bake recipe indeed, TRUE!
    Love your photo and recipe too!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  5. I've made granola bars before but they were defintiely NOT no-bake! Love that these are! Makes snacking in the summer so much easier.

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  6. Well, as soon as I saw this recipe on YOUR blog, I knew for sure I was making it! pinned it, printed it and it's ready to go! super thanks.

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  7. Hi Danielle,
    Just love your Granola Bars! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. The kids would go crazy for these! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  9. These look simple and delicious can't wait to try!

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