Sunday, May 15, 2011

Working Mom's Recipe of the Week

No-Bake Granola Bars
Servings = 12 bars

1/3 c roasted, unsalted almonds
1/3 c roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds
2 c rolled oats
1 c chopped dates
1/2 t cinnamon
dash salt
1/2 c mini chocolate chips
2/3 c honey

In a food processor, pulse almonds and sunflower seeds until broken up. In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients. Heat honey in microwave for 30 seconds; pour over oats. Mix with spoon. Cover a cooking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Dampen your fingers with water and then scoop the oat mixture onto cookie sheet. Press into an 8 by 12 inch rectangle, dampening your fingers if the mix starts to stick. Place in freezer for 20 minutes. Cut into 12 bars. Individually wrap and keep in fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Notes: If you don't want to use chocolate chips, replace with currants, raisins, dried cranberries or any other dried fruit. You can use roasted, unsalted pecans or pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower seeds.

Adapted from Sunset Magazine.

1 comment:

  1. Yum. I have a similar one made with sunbutter, sunflower seeds, oats, honey, oil, cranberries and mini-chocolate chips.