As active people, it is important we get our proteins. Well, let’s be honest, there is nothing healthier (and tastier) than making your own granola bars!
So, as a berry lover who doesn’t get enough berries here in Peru, I inspired myself from SallysBakingAddiction recipe and made these bars from dried cranberries and blueberries. There is really nothing easier to make, no baking required either!
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1/3 cup chopped cashews
3/4 cup oats
2 tablespoons+2 teaspoons dried cranberries
2 tablespoons+2 teaspoons dried blueberries
1/4 cup chocolate chips
2 tablespoons chia seeds
3 tablespoons shredded coconut
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup peanut butter
Place a parchment paper in a baking pan (I used a round one but square or rectangle is definitely better!). Leave extra paper so you can remove the bars easily.
Chop the nuts the size you want (or use a processor). Combine all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Set aside.
Warm the peanut butter, and mix it with the honey. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well coated. Scoop the mix into the baking pan and evenly flat it out. I used a spatula to really press it down and tighly into the pan.
Place the bars in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Remove from the pan and cut into the size you want. You can keep them at room temperature, in the fridge or in the freezer.