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Double Almond and Chocolate Granola Bars

 
Double Almond and Chocolate Granola Bars
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Forget the store-bought granola bars that are always way too sweet and not necessarily as healthy as you think. Making your own is always the way to go, these granol bars are made with almonds, almond butter, chocolate and oats; absolutely easy to make, and they can be a filling, nutritious and delicious grab-n-go breakfast or a handy snack.

Yield

8

servings

Prep

5

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

5

hrs

Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

2 cups rolled oats
rolled or quick-cooking
1 cup coconut, shredded, unsweetened (desiccated)
*
1 cup almonds
sliced, slivered or chopped whole almonds
1 cup almond butter
if you don't have, use creamy peanut butter
*
cup honey
or up to 1/2 cup if you prefer sweeter
¼ cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
*
2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1/16 teaspoon salt
*
2 tablespoons olive oil
extra-light, or grape seed onion, or canola oil, or walnut oil
¼ cup chocolate, bittersweet
chopped, or chocolate chips, null
*

Directions

Gather together these a few ingredients to make these delicious goodness.

Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃). Place the oats, coconut, and almonds on a baking sheet, mix well and spread evenly.

Toast for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring once half way through the toasting. Transfer the toasted oats, coconuts, and almonds into a large bowl.

Place the oats, coconut, and almonds on a baking sheet, mix well and spread evenly.
Toast for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring once half way through the toasting.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix the almond or peanut butter, honey, chocolate chips, vanilla and salt. Stir and cook until the mixture becomes smooth, 3 to 5 minutes.

Pour the mixture over the oats, then pour in the oil, and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined and evenly contributed.

Stir and cook until the mixture becomes smooth, 3 to 5 minutes.
Pour the mixture over the oats,

Mix in the chocolate chunks and place the granola mixture into a 9 x9-inch square baking ban coated with cooking spray. Firmly press the mixture.

and chocolate chips.
Mix in the chocolate chunks,

Put it in the refrigerator for about 4 hours or over-night. Cut into rectangles or squares. Put the granola bars into a air-tight container and keep in the frige to up to 1 week.

They are not hard to be addicted.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

about 6 years

Forget the store-bought granola bars that are always way too sweet and not necessarily as healthy as you think. Making your own is always the way to go, these granol bars are made with almonds, almond butter, chocolate and oats; absolutely easy to make, and they can be a filling, nutritious and delicious grab-n-go breakfast or a handy snack.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 69g (2.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 29336% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Sugars g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 13%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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