My kids could eat those Quaker granola bars for every meal of the day, and for all snacks in between. They’re fine for the occasional snack, but I hate that they’ve become such a staple in our house. I’ve tried making my own granola bars before, but they’ve never turned out to be yummy enough to entice my kids to eat them over good ol’ Quaker.
Quaker meet Homemade Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch.
That’s right, my kids like these better. And I like that they’re missing all the high fructose corn syrup gunk.
The only drawback to these (and most homemade granola bars) is that they need to be stored in the refrigerator to maintain their firmness. So, while not the best candidate for an all-day lunch box — these are the best after-school snack ever.
(They’re also the best all-day-long nibble!)
My kids love to help me make these. We just did a video shoot for Babycenter where we made these all together. The video isn’t ready yet, but I can’t wait for you to see it. (I’m wondering if they edited out the parts where Carter was talking about his “girlfriend”??? He’s in Kindergarten. Quite the ladies man.)
No baking required on these. (Almost) instant gratification!