Maybe granola bars just aren't my family's thing. We found this recipe too rich, even though I omitted the raw sugar and added only the honey. But, of all the granola bars we have ever tried, this was my favorite. Very toasty nutty taste. I may try the recipe listed in this comments blog. Maybe it won't taste so sweet and rich.
Almond-Honey Power Bar
From EatingWell: January/February 2010
Great for breakfast on the go! Golden roasted nuts, seeds and oats are enveloped by flavorful almond butter in these delectably chewy, no-fuss energy bars. Unrefined turbinado sugar adds a deep caramelly undertone. Feel free to use light brown sugar instead. Bars stored at room temperature will be softer than those that are refrigerated.
61 Reviews for Almond-Honey Power Bar
Loved this bar! Found clean up easy by using a waxed paper lining the 8" pan rather than oil spray. Then cut up the waxed paper for wrappers for the bars. To increase the protein, I used Kashi Go Lean in place of the puffed cereal.
I hate granola bars and energy bars. I've never eaten a dried apricot. but I LOVE THESE BARS!!! Really. I remember reading about this in my Eating Well magazine and thought I would give it a try. My husband bikes a lot so I thought these would be great to take along as a snack for the carbs. This was the easiest recipe to put together and I could find most of the items in my neighborhood store.
My substitutions were minimal: Dried cranberries instead of currants, 3/4 tsp of almond extract instead of vanilla extract. Pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower seeds.
I can't wait for the next birthday event at the office. I'm going to make a couple of batches of these!
Thank you for a nutritious and healthy snack! The whole family loves it!
Awesome recipe! I followed it exactly and weren't too sweet. I think if you're using sweetened peanut butter that could be the problem everyone's indiating so you might leave out sugar as suggested. I used all natural almond butter which is not sweet and came out perfectly!
Too save $$ I found about every item in the bulk section of my local specialty store. That way I could buy the exact portions needed and not have left overs. Next time going to it with try dark chocolate chips and cranberries!