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  1. #1
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    Apr 2004

    homemade snack bars

    my husband is interested in possibly making our own snack bars -- we're going to some conventions and want easy, portable, healthy snacks. he looked online last night for some recipes but i think got frustrated. he says he's not picky, but he doesn't like most "healthy" things.

    so, does anyone have a recipe that they like?

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  3. #2
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    May 2004
    Portland OR
    I don't have any, but let us know if you find/develop any good ones, Smach!

  4. #3
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    May 2006
    Here are few links from a cooking site I frequent:

    Blueberry Cobbler Bars:

    Pumpkin Squares:

    Anne Magnie's Lemon Bars:

    Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars:

    There are a ton more listed in the recipe section under "desserts", then "cookies & brownies". You can even add your favorite ingredient and it will come up with all the recipes containing it.

  5. #4
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    Aug 2007

    my mish-mash snack bars

    I make some snack bars using date purees, honey or maple syrup, and cereals.

    For the date puree, I just throw some dates (like 3-5) in a tiny bit of boiling water, let them cook until they get mushy, and puree them in a food processor with some brown sugar and raisings. It should come out like a sort of sludge, light brown, and rather sticky. I then mix this into a cup or two of my chosen cereal (I tend to use kashi, soya granules, or grape nuts. You can probably also add chopped almonds, dried fruits, etc. Then add maple syrup until the whole thing is very sticky. Put it into a lightly greased pan, chill in the fridge for 30+ minutes, and then cut into bars when it''s hardened.

  6. #5
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    Jul 2007
    Oh those seem so delicious, I was wondering about homemade bars too, because They are delicious, but they are a bit expensive.

  7. #6
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    Aug 2007
    San Luis Obispo, California, USA
    I love!

    Granola Breakfast Bars

    (This recipe yields 12 servings) Printable Version

    For Granola:
    2 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
    3/4 cup almonds or walnuts - coarsely chopped
    1/4 cup brown sugar - packed
    1/4 cup apple juice
    1/4 cup honey
    1 Tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup raisins (optional)

    To Make Bars:
    1 and 1/2 cups flour
    1 cup light brown sugar - packed
    1/2 cup butter or margarine
    2 large eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    First, make the granola:

    Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

    Lightly grease a wide cooking pan.

    Combine the oats and nuts in the pan and set aside.

    In a medium sauce pan on medium heat, combine all remaining granola ingredients. Stir about 5 minutes until sugar is completely dissolved. If it starts to boil, reduce heat immedietly.

    Pour mixture over oats and nuts in the pan. Stir up the oats and nuts, so everything get a little coated.

    Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes - stir once every 15 minutes for even cooking. Remove from oven. If using raisins, stir them in right after you remove the pan from the oven.

    Allow granola to cool at least 10 minutes.

    Now, make the bars:

    Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees.

    Prepare a 9 x 13 pan with a light coating of butter or cooking spray.

    In a medium mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until you get a wet sand-like texture. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until fluffy.

    In a seperate large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and cinnamon.

    Combine the two mixtures in the large bowl and mix well.

    Stir granola into the bowl.

    Spread the mixture evenly in prepared pan.

    Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until lightly browned. If a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, it's done.

    Remove from oven and allow to cool. Cut into 12 bars (or fewer or more depending on the size you want).


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