Serve Up Smiles At School With Lunch Box Notes & Homemade Granola Bars
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12-15
  • 2 cups of steel cut oats
  • 1 cup of sliced almonds
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips, you can use dark chocolate or milk chocolate
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • ½ cup of honey
  • 1 Tbsp. of maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. of all-natural peanut butter
  • Handful of Goldfish crackers
  1. Toast oats and almonds in the oven for 15 -20 at 350 degrees. You can use these raw but I like the flavor I get from toasting them.
  2. While those are baking, warm honey, maple syrup and peanut butter on the stove. Make sure it is well blended. You’ll have to break up the peanut butter by whisking.
  3. Combine oats and almonds mixture, chocolate chips, raisins and sticky honey mixture. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
  4. Pour the mixture into a baking dish. Make sure you have parchment paper or wax paper lining the dish. Otherwise your bar mixture will stick.
  5. Top with Goldfish crackers, pushing lightly so each cracker is embedded in the granola mixture.
  6. Put in the refrigerator for one hour. Depending on the temperature of your oat mixture and your honey mixture when you pour it in, you might be able to leave them in there less time.
  7. Remove your paper from the baking dish and cut carefully, ensuring that you don’t damage the Goldfish crackers.
  8. Wrap the bars in parchment paper, wax paper or foil if you want to add them to a lunch box. Or you can put them in a container too.
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