Recipe: Make your own Granola Bar! No cooking required.

Snacks are important if you want to eat healthy and in moderation. We often miss snacks since we can’t think of what we want to eat or some times we don’t have the time to go and buy these. A little bit of planning goes a long way when it comes to snacks, plan over the weekend and get your snacks ready for the entire week. Putting together protein with fresh fruits always works best. We offer a yummy snack box which is loved by kids as well as adults and you never miss a snack ever, without having to do the leg-work.
If you want to put together your own snacks, a great idea is granola bars, these yummy mixtures of dried fruits and nuts are super healthy and are very easy to make. The chewy version here does not even need cooking, if however you like it crunchy get ready for some roasting and baking. Try out the recipe and definitely let us know how you liked it.
What you need:
1 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup chunky (or creamy) peanut butter
1/2 cup roasted chopped almonds
1/2 cup roasted chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups rolled oats (You can toast these beforehand for extra crunch)
How to prepare:
Mash the dates in a food processor until they are very fine. The consistency should be such that once taken out, it should make a ball easily, should take about 45 seconds to get to that state. Heat the peanut butter and honey in a pan on medium heat, and stir occasionally. Once hot, mix the almonds, pecans, oats and dates. Mix well so that there are not lumps from the dates. Place a parchment/baking paper on a tray/plate and pour the mixture on it. Using a rolling pin or another plate, make the surface even.
Let the granola set. Viola! You will have it ready. Put it in the fridge/freezer for 15 minutes to get faster cooling.
Tip: If you find your granola crumbly/crunchy, you can put them in an oven for about 15 minutes at 180C (165C for fan assisted). Extra crunchy granolas will be ready for all your breakfast/snack time hunger pangs.
Give this recipe a try and tell us what you thought about it!

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