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Chewy Granola Bars

Last week I decided I was going to crave chewy granola bars. I set out to find the perfect recipe. Or at least I eventually would have. I’m lazy. Low and behold, 2 friends (Thanks Jen and Brittany) were posting about them on the grand ol FB. Swizzle. Zero effort and the recipe comes to me. These are absolutely delish and make a great afternoon energy pick-me-up.

I modified the recipe below. To see the original masterpiece (energy bites)  click here.

1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1/2 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
2/3 cup of craisins
1/2 cup crushed pistachios
1 cup sliced almonds
3/4 cup blended prunes
1/4 cup protein powder (I used Body by Vi – so good)
1 tsp vanilla
Pour everything into a large bowl and mix. In the end I just used my hands. They are good little tools.
Pour onto cookie sheet and press down. I sprinkled the top with salt because I think everything sweet needs a little salt. Refrigerate for 30 min and then cut, wrap with parchment and store in the fridge or freezer.
Now naturally I doubled this recipe because, well, I like excess. I have 3 bags full in my freezer.
**Now, these aren’t low-cal snacks mind you. So don’t eat the entire bowl in one sitting. At least stretch it out over a day or two.
Katie Sham, thanks for you know what! Wink.
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Monday, January 28, 2013 - 11:53 am

Mrs. Linder - And there she is, in all her glory. The blog is looking FANTASTIC! Nice work my friend, gorgeous food shots. Very hungry suddenly!

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 6:04 pm

Sarah - These photos are really great. the lighting is perfect, and the bars look wonderful.

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