Homemade granola bars are a quick and easy after school snack. These Strawberry M&M Granola Bars were just the thing for a day full of sports practice.
I had so many random thought going through my head this morning as I edited these pictures bright and early...
1. I love that these granola bars are one of my kids favorite treats. Even their friends ask for more granola bars.
2. Why can't I just make the same flavor twice? Apparently I have flavor issues...
3. I really should have ironed the fabric before setting up my photo shoot. That crease down the middle is driving me bonkers.
4. I like candy and chocolate. Enter a healthy breakfast/snack food and what do I do to it? Add M&M's and drizzle it with chocolate, of course.
5. Where's the milk or coffee in this picture? I must have been in a hurry to take these pictures and not realized that I never added something to the cup.
6. There were so many green and yellow M&M's in the bag that I bought. I really wish there had been more pink and purple ones...for some reason I liked eating those colors better.
7. I hope no one thinks these Strawberry M&M Granola Bars look gross. Although, I wouldn't be surprised by emails telling me how much they look like raw meat. It's pink because of the powdered milk people!!!!
8. I really wish there were more granola bars in my kitchen today. I guess I know what I am baking later this afternoon. But which flavor?
More homemade granola bar recipes:
- Caramel Apple Granola Bars
- Whoppers Granola Bars
- Raspberry Hot Chocolate Granola Bars
- White Chocolate Caramel Granola Bars
- No Bake Fruity Pebbles Granola Bars
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 ½ cups quick oats
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ounce bag freeze dried strawberries, cut into small pieces
- ½ cup diced almonds
- ½ cup miniature chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again.
- In another bowl, stir together the flour, oats, and salt. Slowly add to the creamed mixture.
- Stir together the chopped strawberries, almonds, and chocolate chips. Set aside ¼ cup. Stir the rest gently into the batter.
- Spread the dough into a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle the top with the extra toppings. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting.
- Cut into 16 bars. Store in a sealed container for up to a week.
Optional: Melt ¼ cup white chocolate melting wafers and drizzle over the tops of the cooled bars.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 4g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.