Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cookie of the Week - Week 17 - Secret Granola Bars

Cookie of the Week - Week 17 - Secret Granola Bars

After researching some "healthier" options, I came up with this modified recipe.  The secret of this is, no sugar, I used dates and honey as the sweetener.  

3 C oats
2 C almonds

I put this on a cookie sheet lined with foil and toast for 10 min. @ 250.

Put 1 C dates in a food processor (I used my Magic Bullet) - chop up.  

Put the toasted almonds, oats, dates and 1 C craisins to a bowl.

Mix this together - I used my hands to fully incorporate the dates.  

add 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
        1/2 C honey (mine was local - from just down the road)
        1 t vanilla

Stir together till well mixed.  

 Add 1 C Chocolate Chips

Put back in the foil lined cookie sheet and bake @ 300 for 20 minutes - when you smell it - it is done enough.  Let cool completely and cut into squares.  

I hope you give them a try.  Really good.  Not too sweet.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin. 


  1. I was just looking for a granola bar recipe this morning in my clean eating cookbook! I am going to bake these over the weekend! I forgot to tell you I made the peanut butter and jelly cookies a few weeks ago. They were a hit!! Thanks for the great recipes!

  2. Wonderful post, Jacky with such lovely pics.. I wish I had one right now with a hot cuppa..xo