Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Have to Share

I found a life changing recipe the other day that I just have to share with y'all.

Okay, maybe it's not life changing but close. 

I'm on a mission to stock our freezer with snack foods and items to go in my kiddo's lunch box before school starts so that way I'm not grabbing boxes of overly sugared or chemical-laden stuff. And part of that mission includes making homemade (if not healthy, like my lunch box brownies) versions of things other kiddos will be eating so Lillian doesn't come home complaining about how everyone else gets to eat this or that. 

So when I saw a copycat recipe for Quaker's chewy granola bars on Pinterest, I knew I had to try them. 

They're so good, y'all! The taste and texture is similar, if not better, than Quaker chewy bars.  

The recipe calls for granola but we just used rolled oats to cut out a bit of sugar as well as save time. 

I also just used 1/4 cup dark chocolate because it has quite a bit less sugar than milk chocolate does. 

Lillian and I had so much fun making these. We both ate one and then I wrapped the rest individually in wax paper, put them in a plastic ziploc bag and put them in the freezer for us to pull out and pop in her lunchbox when the time comes. 

You should totally head over to Back to the Cutting Board for the recipe so you can make some.


  1. Thanks for the review! I've been looking for a chewy granola bar recipe for Aidan to take to school as well. :)

  2. I made two batches of these bars today in under 20 minutes. Woot, woot!

    Like you, I used quaker quick cooking rolled oats instead of granola. Here are the other changes I made:
    1. I used 1/8 c. agave nectar instead of honey
    2. I added in 1/8 c. peanut butter instead of peanut butter chips. In the second batch I switched the peanut butter out for Nutella to make them "double chocolate" granola bars.

    On both I used semi-sweet chocolate chips. I also put mine in 9x9 square pans because I'll have them be thicker square shape instead of long/skinny rectangles. These will just fit better in my daughter's lunch box.

    Thanks for the heads up. These are great. Fast, easy and SOOOOO much cheaper! (not to mention I made one batch super healthy and organic). YAY!


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