Every day my kids have to take two snacks to school, one for the morning and one in the afternoon. It’s easy to fall into the habit of always sending them a packaged snack size item. But, they’re mostly processed and not really nutritional. I’ve tried sending fruit or vegetables a few times but it’s usually met by an, “awe mom, no one else has fruit!” So, instead I set out to make them something that was good for them yet wouldn’t make them stick out as “the healthy snack” kids.
I think I did it.
Granola and protein bars have gotten me through a lot of rough patches. I love the convenience of throwing them in my purse and them being just enough to stop the hunger pangs. Don’t tell anyone but many breakfasts for me have been a granola bar and cheese stick. But, the costs of buying really good quality granola or protein bars eat into my grocery budget in a big way. Instead I decided to make them. You’re going to kick yourself when you find out how easy they are!
You will need an 8×8 baking pan and parchment paper. This recipe will make 12-15 servings depending on how big you cut the bars.