I Dream of… Granola Bars

Seriously, granola bars are my favorite snack of all time. I do dream about them! But once going gluten/corn/soy/cashew free it was impossible to find one to buy that was any good, even if I wanted to pay an arm and a leg for one.

Enter my favorite snack cookbook of all time!

I have found a quick and easy tweak that my family loves for granola bars in the second edition! Of course, one of my add-ins is chocolate chips. :)

It’s a no-bake granola bar, although I opt for the suggestion to bake it off for several minutes just to give them that chewiness we love. There is a little stove-top step in the beginning.

I use two 9X13 pans with parchment paper, so they come out thinner.

My tweak uses only gluten free oats, sunflower seeds (ground up), almonds (ground up) and shredded coconut for the dry ingredients. I reduced the butter to only one stick, and the sugar by at least 1/2. We didn’t miss it at all! Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of them all cut up (sometimes I individually wrap them for easy of grabbing on the run). We ate them all before I got to it. :)

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2 thoughts on “I Dream of… Granola Bars

  1. Wait! You can reduce the butter and sugar that much and they still stick together??? what am I doing wrong then ha ha ha.

  2. YUP! One stick of butter, and only 1/4 c. sugar. I press them down pretty well, and do the baking bit, but for less than the book suggests. They sometimes fall apart a little, but not too bad. You have to make sure you simmer the honey/sugar long enough on the stove I think.

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