Monday, June 16, 2014

Oh Such Joy! - Simple Granola Bars

Found a very simple recipe online for making no-bake granola bars. This was perfect because we do not have an oven at +3's place, and the ingredients required were quite minimal.

1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup almonds
1 cup pitted dates (I'll reduce this next time)
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
parchment paper to line

Chop dates finely. You can use a food processor but I just chopped them up with a knife on a chopping board.
Add peanut butter and honey to a small pot and heat it up to melt. Mix thoroughly and remove from heat. Add oats and peanuts and chopped dates and mix thoroughly till the dates are well incorporated.
Line a small tray with parchment paper, and put the granola mix on. Cover with parchment paper and use a rolling pin to roll it flat. The mix should be packed quite densely.
Leave to cool and place in the fridge overnight. Remove the next morning and cut into bars.

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