“Mom can we please get the real granola bars?” was something my mom probably heard a lot while my sister and I were younger. Our family did (and still does) a lot of their shopping at Aldi so by “real” we meant good ol’ Quaker. Not it’s Millville poser.
Nowadays – I could care less. But I do still like granola bars – just ones that fill me up for at least ten minutes. Something the “real” ones could never quite accomplish.
When I saw this recipe I knew I would have to try it. Plus, they’re no bake. Always a bonus if you ask me. They turned out a little less chewy than expected but still delicious.
The author suggests splitting the batch into two pans to make different varieties which is exactly what I did. The base recipe is very simple and “add ins” can be left to your creativity. I went with my childhood favorite – chocolate and peanut butter and a “grown up” style with a combination of pistachios, almonds, dried apricots, mangoes, and raisins.
So, here she is. A childhood classic minus the shiny foil wrappers.