Tweens eat everything unless they don't. Table counterpart has this crazy high metabolism and is always hungry. Trying to find healthy snack options other than nuts is always at the back of my brain. Every time I pursue Pinterest, read a blog, watch video feeds on Facebook, the never ending need for a new healthy snack is ever present.
Sure, sure one can buy "healthy granola snacks" but they are expensive, loaded in extra ingredients, and never truly healthy. After having made a list of healthy components and purchased ingredients have on hand that are packed in good stuff, I once again set off to find a new snack such as these Peanut Butter Granola Bars.
Almond butter replaced peanut butter, cinnamon replaced vanilla. Coconut oil was completely omitted and one tablespoon of sugar in the raw was added during honey cooking process as almond butter is not very sweet.
Scales for Likability: Good
Not once in the history of making granola, either bars or clumps for cereal, has the granola ever turned out in correct form. Tasty, yes. Bar/clump format not so much.
What I liked most about this recipe was the simplicity. No extra nuts, chocolate chips, fruits, etc... just oatmeal and its binding ingredients. So the bars were more like cereal bites but that just made grabbing a handful of snack easier. Not so sweet it couldn't be eaten for breakfast and just sweet enough it could be a tasty dessert treat. Not gonna be added to the T&T list but it will be kept for future usage. Maybe with an added chocolate swirl across the top. Almonds, oatmeal, and chocolate.... Sounds like a winner already.