Homemade Snack Bars

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I am dedicating this post to Heather Henry Kraabel! You and your family were on my mind while I was making these Snack Bars. I think your girls are the perfect ages to help make their own granola bars!

Heather has 4 adorable kiddos that certainly need snacks in their lunches, and what better snack than one they create for themselves? (no pressure Heather, but it's for real a good idea:)

The bars are easy to make, healthy and cheap! Disclaimer: I do buy boxes of granola bars on occasion. They are 4.99 a box or 1.00/bar and although I try to buy healthy options, they are still loaded with preservatives and ingredients I cannot pronounce.

The following is my recipe that I feel I have perfected to my taste. Of course, I eyeball my recipes like I eyeball hanging pictures, but I think this one is worth sharing. I also want to mention that we are mindful of the difference between snacks and treats in our house...thanks to Henry's healthy habits:)

Homemade Snack Bars (I say go ahead and put these bad boys in the snack category!)

makes 10 bars (or you can split the recipe so each of your girls can make their own pan)

1 3/4 cups rolled oats (not the instant kind)
1/2 bran
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
2 egg whites (just use 2 egg whites if you half the recipe)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs. honey
Optional 2 Tablespoons: chocolate (a must in my book), raisins, craisins, nuts, spoonful of peanut butter, coconut

Pre Heat oven to 350 F
Combine all ingredients and mix well
Spray 2 bread pans with non-stick spray
Spread batter in pans evenly and flatten
Bake for 12-15
Allow to cool before cutting

Make sure you let them get toasty around the edges before you take them out of the oven.
 Letting them cool before you tip them out of the pan is a must!

While all the other kids at school are scarfing down their Kudos and Nature Valley Bars your kids are going to be snacking in style!

Don't forget to report back:)


  1. Ok I love this. What do I love more? The delicious recipe or that a whole post has been dedicated to me on my favorite blog? Hmmmm, only time will tell. Will absolutely be making these by the way. Do you drink coffee?

    Here's an awesome homemade biscotti recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/snickerdoodle-biscotti-90003

  2. NUM! I'm going to give that a shot. Good idea =)

  3. A cold winter day - great for baking - can't wait to make these