A Scrumptious Snack

granola bars

My fantastic sister in law dropped off a delicious treat the other day. These savoury granola bars. What’s awesome is that she included the recipe with them. How thoughtful was that?  That is definitely an addition I am going to incorporate when I deliver yummy treats to loved ones, especially when I pass along this scrumptious snack.

The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating…. John Walters

These granola bars are simple to make. Healthy. And best of all, freezable. You can make a batch and freeze half for future use ( but I’d like to see you not devour these within days). 

They are packed with an abundance of nutritious ingredients – many of which could already be in your cupboard or pantry. I was missing a couple so I headed off to our local Bulk Barn to purchase what I needed. 

Start by mixing all of the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another. Mix the two bowls together and press (firmly) into a 9×13 greased pan to bake. You do need to let these yummy treats sit for 8 hours so plan accordingly to allow your timing for these to be complete. 

granola bars

The Delicious Recipe:

Wet Bowl:

  • 3/4 cup melted butter (I used margerine)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Dry Bowl:

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup dark dairy free chocolate bits/chips
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 3 tsp sesame seeds

Mix the two bowls together. Press into a 9×13 greased pan. Pack firmly. Bake for 25 minutes or until edges start to turn brown. 

If it’s soft in the middle, that’s ok. Cool uncovered for 8 hours before cutting into bars. 

Freezes well. 

Side note: Since I used margarine I found they turned out crumbly. Butter has more fat therefore can ‘stick’ easier. To compensate for this in a future batch; I will be adding more margarine or a bit of olive or coconut oil to fatten up the wet mixture. My husband had the great idea of rolling the crumbled mixture into balls for a ‘granola ball’snack. This worked out perfectly and is definitely an alternative to my previous recipe on Energy Bites

granola bars

These are a perfect healthy snack for your family, child’s sporting event or even a potluck. They are not only nutritious, but hearty. 

If allergies are of concern or you want to make them school friendly (no peanut butter), here are a few substitution ideas: 

  • Try substituting the peanut butter with a nut free butter like Wow Butter.  
  • Not a coconut fan, try ground banana chips
  • Want a bit more protein try pumpkin seeds. 

You won’t be disappointed by making these delicious bars. They make a quick and easy snack option for on the go events, work, or that mid-day hunger alarm that always goes off. 

I hope you enjoy. I certain did when they were delivered to our home with love. Now, I am delivering the recipe to your inbox or laptop viewing with plenty of cyber love. 

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