These power-packed treats are easy to prepare, fun to eat, and full of protein and whole grains.



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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a small saucepan, heat 1/4 cup honey and butter over low. Cook, stirring, until butter melts, 2 minutes.

  • In a large bowl, combine oats, almonds, and pinch of salt. Drizzle honey mixture over oat mixture and stir to combine; wipe saucepan clean. Spread mixture evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool completely on sheet, 10 minutes. Return to large bowl and add raisins; stir to combine.

  • Lightly butter an 8-inch square baking dish. In saucepan, combine 1/2 cup honey, almond butter, and brown sugar over medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil and sugar dissolves, 10 minutes. Drizzle over oat mixture and stir until combined; transfer to baking dish. With a spatula, firmly press granola into dish. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour, then cut into 16 bars or squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 5 days.

Cook's Notes

Feel free to substitute your favorite nuts and dried fruits to suit your family's taste buds. Raisins, dried cranberries, or chopped-up dried apricots? Let the little ones decide, then help them measure, stir, and press the granola mixture into the baking dish.

Reviews (2)

48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
I accidentally forgot to add the fruit. Tastes good, but my batch turned out way too hard after chilling. Perhaps I pressed them too hard in the pan? In order to cut them, I had to warm the pan in the oven a bit. Once cut, I had to microwave the bars for 10 seconds, otherwise they were too hard. My son said the ones he took to school became hard as rocks, and he couldn't eat them for fear of tooth damage! Great, though, if you can warm them just prior to eating.
Rating: Unrated
Loved it, will make again!