Ever wanted to make homemade granola bars? Keep reading..
I’m always on the look out for great protein rich snacks. Something that I can just grab and go. These homemade granola bars recipe is one that I actually found while on the Paleo diet. So it works well for those on Paleo as well as someone trying to eat healthier.
This recipe can be customized to your likes. It’s very versatile. The first time I made this recipe, I used peanut butter. This time I used Almond butter and then added some Cacao chips to get some of that chocolate flavor. You can use different nuts and different dried fruits.
Here’s what I put in the Homemade Granola Bars pictured above.
Homemade Granola Bars
1 Cup almond butter
1 Cup honey
1 Cup sunflower seeds
1 Cup craisins
1 Cup coconut
1 Cup almonds
1 Scoop chia seeds (1/2 Tbsp)
1/2 Cup cacao chips
Using a food processor or chopper, grind or chop nuts. In a mixing bowl combine nuts, sunflower seeds, craisins, coconut, chia seeds and cacao chips.
In a sauce pan, over medium heat, combine almond butter and honey. Once combined and melted, pour over nuts, seeds, etc in mixing bowl. Mix together well.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking liner and press mixture onto baking sheet to desired bar thickness.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.
Store in plastic baggie or air tight container. These also can be frozen and taken out as needed.
These homemade granola bars are really great grab and go snacks packed with protein. They are chewy and delicious. You can make them without the cacoa chips too which I think is how I prefer them. But if you’re having a chocolate craving, these work nicely!