Granola Energy Bars - Tuesdays with Dorie / Baking Chez Moi

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Granola Energy Bars
Granola Energy Bars

It's time for Tuesdays with Dorie! I missed December's recipes (two words: Mochi Day) but I hope to get back to them. It'll be fun to make a buche de noel in summertime! This week, it's Granola Energy Bars! These are super easy to make and I'm sure your kids would love helping you. Tuesdays with Dorie group does not post the recipes as we want to support the great work of Dorie Greenspan so please purchase the book, Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere and turn to page 328 for this fun recipe!

Granola Energy Bars These bars are very versatile and you can add your favorite dried fruits. I used dried blueberries, dried cranberries and dried apricots. I also skipped the coconut because it feels like dental floss (I like coconut flavored stuff but can't handle the strands).

  Granola Energy Bars Luckily, I live near a Sprouts Market with the bulk bins so I was able to buy small bits of the ingredients needed: slivered almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and dried fruits. It also carried the brown rice syrup. This is an easy substitute for melted marshmallows in a rice krispie treat; I've been wanting to try it, and Dorie gave me a perfect reason to pick up a bottle. After measuring out your ingredients, it is a simple mix together and bake. Easy peasy and enjoy! Happy New Year everyone! And to those in TWD, I made the next recipe too (what?! I know, new year's resolution to have a tad less procrastination...) and it was delicious!

Granola Energy Bars See you soon, Mary the Food Librarian

P.S. If you didn't get this book for the holidays from Santa or your family, then buy it! You deserve to start the new year with awesome recipes. :)

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16 comments:

Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) said... [Reply to comment]

Weren't these fabulous? I will be making another batch really soon!

Catherine said... [Reply to comment]

These energy bars look like a delicious snack! xo Catherine

Katrina said... [Reply to comment]

Yours look perfect. Mine got really hard. But I made it work with a second batch baked at a lower temperature. I used this recipe as an excuse to get some brown rice syrup, too. Glad you're back with the new year. ;)

Kat said... [Reply to comment]

I've been wanting to try the brown rice syrup...good to know Sprouts has it. I'll have to stop by mine and get some. Also...I am a HUGE fan of those bulk bins at Sprouts.

La Table De Nana said... [Reply to comment]

I can't wait..received the book for Christmas and it is on my ..to make list!

Zosia said... [Reply to comment]

Your bars look beautiful and I love the idea of using the brown rice syrup in a Rice Krispie treat.

Golden Life PHX said... [Reply to comment]

I love shopping for these types of ingredients at Sprouts. Looks like your bars turned out great. I can't wait to make the brown butter cake. Sounds so good.

Kayte said... [Reply to comment]

Such fun to see the combinations of ingredients this week and the ways people cut their bars, yours look so nice in that square shape. Just really beautiful looking bars. I wish now that I had made the effort to get out in the cold ice snow to get some for mine. They really do set them off nice, don't they? Lovely photos.

Margaret said... [Reply to comment]

Your granola bars/squares look great! I love the addition of blueberries!

Adriana said... [Reply to comment]

Oooh, rice krispie treats... you've planted a very dangerous seed in my head. The granola square on the bottom picture is beautiful.

createdbycarlene.com said... [Reply to comment]

Love the color variation in your choice of ingredients. They look like a work of art!

Leah said... [Reply to comment]

Your bars look great. Love your styling with the parchment paper!

caramelizelife.com said... [Reply to comment]

Your photos are fun and now I want to cut my bars into sweet little squares because yours look great. :0)
cheers!

Kathy said... [Reply to comment]

Your bars look lovely! They were definitely a hit in my house! A keeper for sure!

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous photos! These bars were a hit with us! Making an encore performance soon.

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

nice little squares! and I'm so glad you mentioned brown rice syrup in krispies treats...I need to try that out!

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