Cranberry-Almond Granola Bars
There are plenty of granola bar options at the grocery store, but they're also easy (and often healthier) to make at home. Feel free to vary the add-ins to your taste, swapping 2 cups of any combination of small (or chopped) dried fruit, nuts, seeds and/or chocolate chips for the dried cranberries and nuts in this version. We tested several sticky sweeteners, including maple syrup and honey, but found brown rice syrup held the bars together the best.
To make ahead: Individually wrap airtight and store at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Equipment: Parchment paper
1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat