Okay so yesterday we made our own granola bars.  It was so easy and they taste oh so fabulous!  I cut out a recipe from my Family Fun magazine and have it saved in my recipe binder (all the stuff I desire to make!!!) and yesterday was the day to make it.

Super easy, super yummy and pretty healthy.  🙂

Ingredients:

1 (8oz) bag of almonds

1/4 cup sesame seeds

1 1/2 cup of oats, quick-cooking

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1 cup dried blueberries

2/3 cup of maple syrup

1 teaspoon cinamon

heat the oven to 275.  Lightly grease a 9-inch baking pan with canola oil.  Grind the almonds in a food processor until they resemble a coarse meal.  Combine the ground almonds and the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and stir well.  Using wet fingers, press the mixture into the prepared pan and bake it for 1 hour.  Allow the bars to cool thoroughly while they are still in the pan, then slice them.  Makes 20.

Here’s what we did differently.  We couldn’t find blueberries so we didn’t have them in there.  Instead I added chocolate chips.  Not the same nutritional value, but they did make it so good!  We also added a splash of vanilla.  That was Aaron’s idea.  he says he can taste it, I can’t.  🙂

I hope you get to make some with your kids!  Let me know how they turn out.  i think we’ll try some Peanut butter in ours and maybe some different dried fruit!  The possibilities are endless!

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