The Best Granola Bars

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The Best Granola Bars // The perfect healthy homemade granola bar, in fact, I've called them THE best for a reason! They are downright delicious! Perfect at home, at work, or on the go! | Tried and TastyGranola bars have been on my list of things to make for quite some time. Now that I’ve gotten around to making them, I can’t believe I’ve never done it before now! It’s hard to find store-bought granola bars that aren’t loaded with sugar or chucked full of ingredients that I can’t pronounce and don’t belong in food. Making these at home allows for you to add in exactly what you want and control the sugars at the same time. 

When I found out about NatureBox I was more than excited! I love snacks but healthy snacks are of utmost importance to me. Never heard of NatureBox? It’s an awesome monthly subscription service that ‘delivers a world of carefully sourced and nutritionist-approved foods right to your door.’ What could be better? You get to choose five different snacks from over 100 options in the NatureBox Snack Catalog! You can search by taste, nutrition, or ingredients. Hello… search by non-gmo?? The moment I saw that I was head over heels in love! Another reason I fell in love with NatureBox was the quality. Each snack contains wholesome ingredients – with no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors, zero grams trans fats, and no high fructose corn syrup. You can learn more about their Product Promise here.

The Best Granola Bars // The perfect healthy homemade granola bar, in fact, I've called them THE best for a reason! They are downright delicious! Perfect at home, at work, or on the go! | Tried and Tasty
Knowing I wanted to make granola bars (in addition to snacking of course), for my snacks I chose: lemon pucker pistachios, praline pumpkin seeds, coconut cashews, strawberry crispy chews & cinnamon swirl kettle kernels. I knew somehow I could make a few if not all of them work in a yummy granola bar! It was fun to come home to my snacks delivered right to my front door. The fruit chews and pumpkin seeds worked beautifully in my granola bars!

The Best Granola Bars // The perfect healthy homemade granola bar, in fact, I've called them THE best for a reason! They are downright delicious! Perfect at home, at work, or on the go! | Tried and Tasty

The Best Granola Bars // The perfect healthy homemade granola bar, in fact, I've called them THE best for a reason! They are downright delicious! Perfect at home, at work, or on the go! | Tried and Tasty

The Best Granola Bars // The perfect healthy homemade granola bar, in fact, I've called them THE best for a reason! They are downright delicious! Perfect at home, at work, or on the go! | Tried and Tasty

The Best Granola Bars // The perfect healthy homemade granola bar, in fact, I've called them THE best for a reason! They are downright delicious! Perfect at home, at work, or on the go! | Tried and Tasty

The Best Granola Bars // The perfect healthy homemade granola bar, in fact, I've called them THE best for a reason! They are downright delicious! Perfect at home, at work, or on the go! | Tried and Tasty

The Best Granola Bars

Serves 12
The perfect healthy homemade granola bar, in fact, I've called them THE best for a reason! They are downright delicious! Perfect at home, at work, or on the go!
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240 calories
37 g
0 g
8 g
8 g
3 g
62 g
2 g
8 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
62g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240
Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 3g
14%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 37g
12%
Dietary Fiber 5g
20%
Sugars 8g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
7%
Calcium
3%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 c. old fashioned oats
  2. 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  3. 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  4. ¼ c. honey
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla
  6. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  7. 1/2 c. shelled pistachios
  8. 1/4 c. strawberry crispy fruit chews (or dried cranberries)
  9. 1/4 c. praline pumpkin seeds (or plain sunflower seeds)
  10. 1/4 c. cacao nibs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and scatter the oats on a cookie sheet. Toast, stirring at least once, for approx. 15 minutes until slightly golden and toasty. Line a 9 X 9 pan with parchment paper or foil; large enough that the sides will cover the top of the bars once you fill the pan. While the oats toast heat the coconut oil in a small saucepan on the stove. Add the maple syrup, honey, vanilla, and cinnamon. Simmer over medium high heat. In a large bowl, cover the toasted oats with the hot liquid and stir to coat evenly. Stir in remaining ingredients. Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan. Fold the parchment or foil over the top of the granola in the pan and press to fill the corners and flatten. Let the granola bars set up in a cool dry place for at least an hour up to overnight. They will set faster in the freezer. Turn them out of the pan onto a cutting board. Peel the parchment or foil away. Slice down the middle and then cut each half into 6 bars. Lay the bars on a clean piece of parchment or foil.
Adapted from Sugar Dish Me
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calories
240
fat
8g
protein
8g
carbs
37g
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The Best Granola Bars // The perfect healthy homemade granola bar, in fact, I've called them THE best for a reason! They are downright delicious! Perfect at home, at work, or on the go! | Tried and TastyWould you like to give NatureBox a Try?

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25 comments about “The Best Granola Bars

  1. Rachael

    I loved their fruit chew things!!! I really enjoyed all of my Nature Box snacks, but I think I should have taken a page from your book and made these amazing granola bars! Yum.

    1. Yvonne

      The fruit chews are so tasty!!! Loved my snacks too – the pistachios were extra yummy, I think the pumpkin seeds were my fav of everything though 🙂

  2. Jen

    These do look like the best granola bars! Loving all the ingredients and that is so cool you were able to select them from Nature Box! I am going to have to check them out!

    1. Yvonne

      The ingredients for these babies was the perfect combo. Everything came together so well. Love NatureBox – you should definitely give them a try!

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks so much – I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to make my own granola bars. Now that I see how simple they are, I’ll definitely be making them over and over.

  3. SRClem

    The ingredients list says “2 Tablespoons olive oil,” but the instructions say “heat the coconut oil.” Is there some of each, or is there a typo? Which oil works best??