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  1. Aimee
    September 7, 2010

    Yep, my Noah would be all over these. “Did you put love in these, mom?” He’d say, “‘Cause I can taste it.”.

    I’m printing this to bring with me on my next trip to the health food store. So many goodies packed into a bar!
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  2. DeJana
    September 7, 2010

    Have I told you lately that I love you? ;-)

  3. My Kitchen in the Rockies
    September 7, 2010

    We also baked Granola bars over the weekend and yes, they are in my kids lunch boxes. They love them.
    I like your recipe with the different nuts, especially hazelnuts, in them a lot. I will try them next time. Thanks!

  4. norma
    September 7, 2010

    She is a cutie….and those bars a filled with so much god stuff…Wish I had a lunch box…
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  5. Joe @ Eden Kitchen
    September 7, 2010

    I LOVE granola bars! This recipe looks fantastic – I love how you use so many different nuts and dried fruits. Can’t wait to try it :)
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  6. Natalie @ Perrys’ Plate
    September 7, 2010

    Can I tell you how refreshing it is to see a granola bar recipe without an obscene amount of sugar in it?? Bless you. :)

    I hope you can live your dream of having the best dressed daughter in her school. I took my 3-year-old daughter to her first day of school today donned in a dress, jeans, bows, and shoes that didn’t match. She’s very opinionated and that’s one battle that I have given up on. I have yet to live the best-dressed dream.

    • Elizabeth
      September 7, 2010

      We’ll see who can outwit who!

  7. Anna Johnston
    September 7, 2010

    Love all these homely back to school recipes; I was one of the lucky kids who always, always had food like this in my lunchbox. Love the little bonnet on your baby girl too.
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  8. foodlvr
    September 7, 2010

    I made a batch of granola bars a week or so ago. Most are gone already. I used the recipe from 50 After School Snacks booklet that came in the latest Food Network magazine. Came out great. I will make them again – maybe tomorrow? These look excellent too.

  9. Steph (The Cheapskate Cook)
    September 8, 2010

    Considering joining the homeschool crowd? I’m a grad, and I loved it. Got to travel and volunteer while other kids were stuck behind concrete walls,… and yes, I was thoroughly socialized. ;-)
    These granola bars look fantastic! Do they turn out more crunchy or soft?
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    • Elizabeth
      September 8, 2010

      Thanks Steph! We are very excited about the prospect of homeschooling. I am looking forward to it! As for the granola bars, they are a bit soft with a crunch to the outer edges.

  10. Mr. Guilty
    September 9, 2010

    These bars were just awesome. Funny, the story about why these were made is sadly missing from this post…. Care to fill people in Mrs. Guilty?

  11. Michelle (Jelly Shot Test Kitchen)
    September 9, 2010

    awww, what adorable pictures – she’s just lovely . . . I LOVE a homemade granola bar – these look great. My curiosity is now piqued after reading Mr. Guilty’s comment above!!!
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    • Elizabeth
      September 9, 2010

      I’ve edited the post to include the explanation on why these were made!

  12. Steph (The Cheapskate Cook)
    September 10, 2010

    Cute story behind the granola bars! Ya gotta wonder what goes through those dogs’ heads in situations like that – rescuing Kong from drowning? Tastes too good to let go? Compulsive stealing? ;-) Glad he was ok.
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  13. colleen @ foodietots
    September 10, 2010

    Oh my, that’s one stubborn dog! Your little girl is adorable. It’s funny, I thought I was anti-pink, until I had my daughter. There’s just so much cute stuff out there… And lastly, I’ve been looking for a granola bar recipe that wasn’t loaded with sugar — will definitely be trying these!
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  14. Hope
    September 29, 2010

    Hey! Your granola bars look chalk-full packed of great ingredients. Although Mark Bittman says that there is so much media about granola bars these days being touted as ‘healthy’, it’s basically the equivalent of green-washing, but with foods, and transforming them into something you can believe is great for your body/weight/teeth, whatever. He says, however, that it’s no better than having a candy bar. For me, I would say that’s a bit of a stretch seeing as there’s fruit, (and when it’s dried => more sugar packed in), wheat germ, NON-processed ingredients, a moderate amount of chocolate (dark preferred), no pretzels or caramel or nougat, toffee or any other teeth-rotting substances, and there’s oats! think fiber, vitamins, minerals! I would say granola bars are great, but in moderation of course.
    Thanks for posting this recipe. It looks like one of the best I’ve seen so far, and there are SO many out there. I especially like the addition of peanut butter (my drug), cardamom, blueberries, hazelnuts, flaxseed and figs. Keep up the good work! I hope I can start a food blog one day- and then weave in my travels with it, but currently college is keeping me too busy to bother updating something that I have to be 1) an ambitious photographer and setting stylist for, 2) have a enough time on my hands to load those pictures on a blog and write about it….
    Thanks!
    Hope

    • Elizabeth
      September 30, 2010

      It does take a fair amount of time Hope, but if you really want something, you’ll do it!

      Mark Bittman is right, most granola bars ARE candy! These are a healthier, lower sugar option, but I still wouldn’t eat them every day, that’s for sure!

  15. Andrea P
    March 4, 2011

    I made these the other day and I think I added too many dry ingredients, because they crumbled apart. However, this recipe does make for the most awesome breakfast granola when mixed with plain yogurt. Yum!!!

  16. Debra
    July 31, 2012

    Mine were too brown, way before they were finished cooking. I think I will omit the butter & add more peanut butter to the recipe. They also crumbled apart, not sure what to do about that? However, my husband, who does not like granola,love it!

    • Elizabeth
      August 1, 2012

      Hi Debra, I think adding more peanut butter would help with the binding for sure, although removing the butter might negate that. You could always add an egg as well.

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