Sunday, August 5, 2012

Grandma's Granola and Lara Bars

Yesterday I made Grandma's granola but changed a few things to cut back on sugar and use healthier fats. I used agave instead of brown sugar. (I only used a cup cause that's all I had.) I also used coconut oil instead of canola/vegetable. My oats were organic but that was by chance more than planned. Anyway it is really yummy and I hope Grandma will forgive me for messing with her recipe.

So today used the granola and made Lara Bars. It's really simple...

1 cup (cooked) granola
1/2 cup pitted medjool dates
1-2 T water

Put it all in a food processor and mix until combined. Probably took me about 3 minutes to get to the consistency I wanted (you want to be able to make a big ball). Once it's the right consistency ball it up and then flatten it into a pan or cutting board. Cut the bars to the size you want - I got 8 (1 inch by 2 inch) rectangles.

My kids LOVE them and they taste so much better than the store bought variety. Give them a try!