I made my family and some friends chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. They are delicious and smelled wonderful, so I took one bite of cookie and drank a cup of tea instead. I am enjoying my tea and calling it a success because I really wanted to eat cookies and just say forget it to this whole skipping the junk food month. (It has been a stressful day…)
Anyways, about granola bars. They are yummy and convenient to have in your bag/purse/car for a quick snack or to tide you over between meals so you don’t get overly hungry. Yes, they are not always the healthiest thing, but it is unrealistic to keep a ziploc of washed, sliced pears in your purse sometimes. (I have tried. Have you ever seen the inside of a purse after someone has stepped on a ziploc baggie of pears that you forgot about in your car for 2 days and then picked up to remember to throw away and stashed in your purse and then your 1 year old found them and…well, you get the idea.)
Anyways, I have been making my own granola bars on and off for a while now. I had a recipe I liked that was similar to a quaker granola bar if you put mini chocolate chips in it, but I did not like that it had corn syrup in it. I have had the heavenlyhomemakers.com recipe for healthier granola bars on my list of things to try and I am so glad I did. These are amazing, reminded me a bit of a peanut butter type rice krispie treat (scotchoroos, but without the chocolate…I was going for healthy here. Although chocolate would be a delicious addition, next month!
Here is the recipe
a more natural and healthy granola bar