Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Grapenut Bars

With finals fast approaching, I am in search of healthy snacks that transport well. I saw a recipe for grape-nut snack bars and thought that might fill the need. The recipe is from the Healthy Heart Handbook (why is that not a surprise) but I first found the recipe online here. I didn't have raisins so I added dried cranberries instead.

Here I am mixing it all up:

Zoey keeps an eye on me from above:

Into the oven for 35 minutes:

Out of the oven:

Oh, did I mention that I added vegan chocolate chips to one corner? I was just curious to see if that would make it better - it did.

This is the only corner that I ate because the consistency just was not what I was expecting. It was a little too chewy so not my perfect snack bar. I will note that the rest of the bars were gone within 2 days though, so it may have just been me that was not crazy about these.


Sanja said...

I'm sorry it didn't work out.

If you're still looking for a good snack, maybe you could try the banana oat bars from Dr. Fuhrman's website. They are easy to make, do not have added oil or sugar and I can't believe how tasty they are. I've posted about them here:

seitanismymotor said...

I am sorry this happened. The skinny figgy bars on fatfree vegan are also great.

Zoey said...

Sanja and Seitanismymotor,

Thank you for the suggestions, I will check those out!

Bethany said...

bummer about the bars not being what you wanted.

Zoey looks like a kitten in that photo. very cute.