We love Granola Bars in our house. Remember my recipe for a homemade granola bar that uses honey and sugar? Well, that recipe is great for traveling. To school, work, or wherever, it is a great snack to throw in your bag. Today I am going to share a recipe for a frozen granola bar!
This snack is a favorite in our house after school. It has good fats that will help keep my kiddos full until dinner and it has a little something sweet in there, too! These are really easy to make and fully customizable! Add whatever fruits and nuts and spices that you wish!
I like to mix all of my wet ingredients first. I find it easier to incorporate all of the goodness this way.
After I have my gooey mixture, I add all of the dry ingredients that I want to use.
Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly with a spoon or spatula. Your mixture will be wet and gooey.
Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment and spread your mixture evenly, being sure to press down to pack it into the pan. Now all you have to do is pop it in the freezer and wait until it is firm. At least an hour.
When firm, remove the granola bar mixture from the pan.
I like to cut the bars in half and then cut into bar size portions. You might have some frozen bits break off during the cutting process, but they usually stick back together nicely.
I wrap all of my bars individually in foil and then put them back in the freezer for storage. We like to eat our bars straight out of the freezer. The texture of the frozen peanut butter and coconut oil is just divine. These will become completely gooey and melted at room temperature, so it is best not to throw one in your bag or your kid's lunch box.
In the summer, these are a perfect treat on warm days. Even still, we like to eat them anytime!
- Mix together the mashed banana, peanut butter, coconut oil, and maple syrup in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Press the mixture into a parchment lined 8x8 baking dish.
- Smooth with a spatula and put it in the freezer for at least an hour.
- When the bars are frozen, remove them from the pan and slice into individual bars.
- Wrap in foil and store in the freezer.
How would you make this recipe your own? What are your favorite ingredients?