Tuesday, January 13, 2015

TWD - Granola Energy Bars



For Tuesdays with Dorie this week, we combined some healthy but delicious ingredients to make Granola Energy Bars from Baking Chez Moi.

Dorie required that one cup of fruit be used, so I used sultanas and dried apricots.  Other ingredients include the (new to me) rice syrup, butter, pepitas, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut, oats, almonds and vanilla.

These bars were quite easy to make - the hardest part was cutting them up in a manner that they did not break off.  They were also very tasty.  

Although the ingredients are healthy, as the name of these bars implies, they are fairly energy-dense.  For this reason, these bars will be a "sometimes only" food in my house.

To see what the other TWD bakers thought of these bars, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.

20 comments:

Johanna GGG said...

I love muesli bars and these look delicious - I know what you mean about energy dense - often when I make them I cat them into squares rather than bars (actually am just about to do a batch for the beach)

Kari said...

These look great - energy dense but packed full of brilliant ingredients :)

Margrèt Jóhanna said...

They look delicious a great way to use up bits and pieces of the pantry.

Adriana said...

I love that one of these bars tides from breakfast to lunch. Apricots were a delicious choice!

Mardi Michels said...

Agree that these are really energy dense and need to be rationed! So good though!

Ei said...

I had a hard time cutting mine, too. You got some nice even looking rectangles out of yours. Mine are mostly mishapen squarish shapes with chunks that fell off. Oh well, not complaining. They tasted good.

Patty Price said...

They look delish! I also now have a giant jar of brown rice syrup, what to do? With it besides make more granola bars ;-)

Diane Zwang said...

I have a plate very similar to yours but mine is blue. I must use it in an upcoming post. Sounds like these were a hit for most of us.

purecomplex.com said...

Just look at those bars. I can eat those all day and they would be perfect for my morning commute.

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said...

Your bars look good. I really enjoyed making these; they are perfect to take on our bike rides and hikes. I'll be making them often (we eat a lot of Clif Bars).

Karen @ From Scratch said...

These were a huge hit at my house! I love how we can mix and match whatever nuts and fruits we like. Yours look delicious!

Zosia said...

The brown rice syrup was a first for me as well and it seemed to do the job well. I agree about them being energy dense; I cut them into small pieces, more treat-sized than meal-sized.

Kayte said...

Your bars look wonderful. We loved these and they will probably be making a regular appearance around here as Mark likes this kind of thing for breakfast. Mine weren't cut nice and perfect either, but I just figured they looked homemade and extra good that way! :-)

Margaret @approachingfood said...

Rice syrup was new to me too. And I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought they were energy dense! (Your bars look delish!)

Katrina said...

Nothing wrong with a little energy, though I just ate two of the bars and it's almost bedtime. ;) And I just learned something new--I didn't know what sultanas were. Had to look it up.

Leah said...

Your bars came out great! They look delicious.

Kathy said...

Your granola bars look fabulous! I also used apricots in mine! Loved the flavor of these wonderful…healthy bars! A keeper for sure!

caramelizelife.com said...

Your bars turned out beautiful. I love apricots and wish we had some still around but dried apricots go fast in our house.
Cheers!

Gracie said...

Yum! The bars look delicious.

Nana said...

Definitely will be repeated, so delicious and easy.