Question by Josh Schaeffer: Where can I find a recipe for healthy snack bars?
I’ve recently started eating some Special K snack bars, and I’d like to try to make them so I can possibly save money. I want to find something similar to the special K bars. So something with oats or granola and I’d prefer something with chocolate too. Does anyone know any recipes? And preferably with a calorie break down too. Thanks for any help!
Answer by Bae Kir
I just added a recipe to my recipe box on http://www.allrecipes.com similar to what you have just described! I haven’t ever had a Special K bar, but I have seen the adds, and these look similar to them:
3 1/2 cups old fashioned or quick cooking oats
3/4 cup raisins
2/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds (such as Sun Luck®)
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup oat bran
3 tablespoons flax seeds
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup honey
1/4 cup melted butter
8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, melted
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9×13 inch pan with aluminum foil.
Combine the oatmeal, raisins, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, oat bran, flax seeds, cinnamon, and salt in the bowl of a mixer. Mix in peanut butter, honey, and melted butter. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Spread the melted chocolate chips over top; refrigerate until hard, about 30 minutes. Cut into bars.
I also found another cute granola bar recipe!:
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup sunflower kernels
1/4 cup raisins
3 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup, butter and vanilla. Stir in the oats, sunflower kernels, raisins, wheat germ and sesame seeds. Fold in chocolate chips.
Press into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until set and edges are browned. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Hope you like them– they sure look tasty! Granola recipes (not bars) can be fun to eat too– just add chocolate chips, honey or cinnamon sugar and you have a tasty cereal-snack!
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