Snacks

Kids are like a bottomless pit when it comes to snacks as they are always
saying "I'm Hungry" so why not make some kid friendly snack ideas
rather than always having to buy those expensive prepackaged snacks.

 

8 thoughts on “Homemade Granola Bars”

  1. I'm going to have to give this recipe a try – I seem to have an obsession with always trying a new granola bar recipe! I too have the same goal as you – to make more snacks! We made 3 batches of muffins and froze them for school lunches during the week before school!

  2. Here's a question for ya, Kate….

    The media keeps discussing how bad high fructose corn syrup is for us. Do you know if the corn syrup you buy in the store to bake with is the “high fructose” kind or are there different kinds of corn syrups? I hope the answer is that the corn syrup in the store is ok to use b/c it is called for in so many recipes!

  3. @Multi-Testing Mommy: Please share your granola bar recipes! This one was great but I'm open to trying others.

    Regarding high-fructose corn syrup, I reference this article about corn syrup http://www.joepastry.com/2007/corn_syrup_beelzebub_1/ and I see that most corn syrup is about 40% or so fructose and high-fructose corn syrup is around 70%. Checking the ingerdients list on the bottle of corn syrup in my cupboard, I see that glucose is listed first, with glucose-fructose listed second. Since ingredients have to be listed in order of percentage in the final product, we can conclude that there is less than 50% fructose in my bottle. So, at least the brand I buy seems to be standard and not HFCS. You can check your bottle too. I'm going to hazard a guess that most grocery store brands are the same.

  4. I've never tried making my own granola bars but the pics are so inviting I really think I just may esp as Hubby loves granola bars and would love the fact that these aren't too sweet. Thanks for sharing!!

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