Too Hot to Bake Granola Bars!

This week with temperatures in the high 80s and reaching the 90s where I live I love any type of recipe that I do not have to turn on my oven and heat my apartment a few extra degrees.

I have a bit of a sweet tooth and would pick something sweet over savory any day!  Granola bars are a great way to sneak in that little sweet snack but many bars pack a lot of extra ingredients that I cannot pronounce and can cost a lot per bar if you want a clean eating version.

In the past week I finally had the chance to go through a giant pile of recipes that I’ve printed and torn out of magazines, I found this one and was excited to give it a go.

The original recipe can be found here, at one of my favorite blogs that I have followed for a few years now, http://www.pbfingers.com/2014/02/04/no-bake-and-easily-customizable-granola-bars/

I used all the same ingredients as she did, almond butter as my nut butter, walnuts as my chopped nuts and goji berries as the dried fruit.

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The recipe was super easy to follow and took no time at all to whip it together.  The only thing the recipe didn’t say was what pan to use so I ended up using an 8×8 Pyrex and after freezing it for 45 minutes cut it into 6 bars (next time I will cut them into 12 bars though).  The result was a soft and chewy bar that I happily ate for a mid morning snack today.

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A little side note if you track calories: I did halve my bar for my snack since I plugged it into my fitness pal app and one serving if cut into 6 bars was 374 calories so cutting it in half gave me 187 calories instead.

 

Do you have a non bake little sweet treat recipe that you have tried?  I would love to know about it (leave comments or questions below)!