Hi Emma, unfortunately, I haven’t found a great converter to add to the blog just yet that I love. AllRecipes never lets me down! Instagram ⋄ Pinterest ⋄ Facebook, Subscribe to our email newsletter! Bars keep well for several days at room temperature, a couple of weeks in the fridge, or several months in a freezer-safe bag in the freezer for best flavor. I also put my chocolate chips on top and waited until they melted, then spread them around. As is it is great! This is a wonderful base recipe that goes together super quick and is chewy & delicious. Also, any healthy nut butter (like almond butter or sunflower butter) can be used in this recipe in place of peanut butter. :) It's fun to mix up the nuts/fruit/chocolate or eliminate all together. A hint for the chocolate chips is to freeze them to avoid melting if mixing in. Content and photographs are copyright protected. It brings the sugar to somewhere between the soft ball and hard ball stage which keeps it from falling apart too much. Yes, they contain lots of healthy unprocessed or minimally processed fiber-rich foods, such as the oats, nuts, and coconut. Now we’ll blitz the mix-ins briefly in the food processor or blender (or, you can chop them by hand). Use a big spoon to mix them together until the two are evenly combined and no dry oats remain. While it looked delicious, the ingredient list was long and it had quite a bit of sugar. Thanks. This will definitely be made a bunch more times in my household! Hi! I did not have almonds on hand I had peanuts so I made a quick switch out. When I take the bars out I then spread the melted chips in a thin layer of chocolate over the entire batch. Left everything else the same. I love that you can add different ingredients (dried fruit different nuts etc.). Blend on high speed until completely smooth, 1 minute. If it is not in a microwaveable container, bring a small pot of water to a low simmer and set the jar in the water, allowing it to rest until the honey loosens up, stirring occasionally. Find more measuring cup tricks. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. I add a combination of coconut, almonds, pecans walnuts and pumpkin seeds as well as a tablespoon or two of ground flax for omega 3's and fiber. See below for options. I, too, had to experiment with the issue of them falling apart when made as directed, and I found 2 things. I will definitely be saving this recipe! You can also easily customize them with your favorite ingredients—think dark chocolate chips or additional dried fruits or chopped nuts. These wholesome granola bars are naturally sweetened, gluten free, and the perfect healthy snack. Air pockets will cause problems. I really liked that this second recipe had a shorter prep time, too. youtube. It will come out of the (glass) dish just fine. Be sure to double everything or triple everything. They tasted best after all the flavors could meld together. You could use peanut butter, almond butter, or even pecan butter. They will turn into granola when you try to cut them. For a nut-free option, sunflower butter will work. You can substitute to your heart’s content here! These are good but definitely not a healthier version of the store bought we want to imitate with all the added sugar. Use a sharp knife to slice the bars into 4 even columns and 4 even rows. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Allrecipes is part of the Meredith Food Group. My Family liked these granola bars but I cut the bars into 36 servings. Set aside. Melt the remaining 1/2 cup carob chips with the coconut oil in the microwave. Pour over oat mixture; stir to combine. But I think this is partially because of the lower sugar amount. (You will not be subscribed to our email newsletter.). My bars are roughly 3" x 1 3/4". I also put parchment paper on the bottom of my 9x13 pan.