My amazing Grandpa Bill at his new home in Tucson. Cheers gpa! The desert suits you!
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.
Over the break my husband’s cousin brought over the MOST AMAZING PIE to Christmas Dinner. I seriously ate the leftovers all week. I craved it from the time I got up in the morning. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what the obsession was about. And then finally…agh. It reminded me of my fav dessert ever, crème brûlée. Alright, so why not brûlée this puppy and marry to very happy things? Thanks Dawn for sharing your yummy recipe!
Preheat oven to 350.
Serve with fresh whipped cream.