Granola Bars, Revisited

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

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Chewy Chocolate Marshmallow Granola Bars! You might remember these from a few years back? I was craving ’em the other day so I made a batch. It’s been so long. Too long!

They got so nice and soft and chewy today in the 90 degree weather, almost like they were fresh out of the oven. YUM!

Next up: cranberry granola bars with chocolate sauce drizzled on top. You can’t go wrong with dried fruit and chocolate, nosiree!

Chewy Chocolate Marshmallow Granola Bars

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Last week, the Mr. and I popped into the newest Price Chopper store, situated conveniently in Liberty, MO, i.e., the nearest mid-sized town (yeah, we live way out in the sticks). It also just so happens to be the first Price Chopper with a natural foods department – cool but surprising, given its rather rural location. Anyhow, one of the endcaps sported a massive display of granola goodness – all of it absurdly expensive, natch – and I’ve been craving granola ever since.

So I hopped on the interwebs – can you even remember what life was like before the invention of the tubes? – in search of diy granola recipes. Which I found in spades. Also discovered: recipes for diy granola bars, which I hadn’t even considered! It’s been eons since I’ve tasted a store-bought granola bar; most contain honey or some such taboo, animal-derived ingredient, and those that don’t are (broken record!) absurdly expensive. Okay, well, maybe not “absurdly”; perhaps “unreasonably” is more like it.

Anyhow, once the possibility of homemade granola bars hit my radar, plans for homemade granola hit the back burner. Seeing as all the (mostly non-vegan, but easily veganized) recipes were slightly different, I combined the ingredients and instructions of several to make (drumroll please!) – Chewy Chocolate Marshmallow Granola Bars!

I used some of my newly-purchased Sweet & Sara vegan marshmallows in the recipe –

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– a risky move, since I wasn’t sure it’d work out – but the gamble totally paid off.

These granola bars are absolute chewy gooey yummy oat-y vegan goodness. WIN.

And the sweets from Sweet & Sara – not bad either. (The understatement of the week.) I had hoped to offer a review soon, preferably as part of a side-by-side taste test with Chicago Soydairy’s Dandies, but alas! – The latter are completely unavailable at the moment.

*pout*hint*wink*

In any case, I bring you…

Chewy Chocolate Marshmallow Granola Bars

(Adapted from ‘Make your own Granola Bars‘ at food.families.com.)

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