The first selection out of Baking Chez Moi for 2015 was the Granola Energy Bars (probably to give us all energy for working off the tasty treats of December) 🙂 These bars turned out to be very delicious! I enjoy granola with plain yogurt for breakfast and make this King Arthur recipe. I’m glad this was a selected recipe- otherwise I might have skipped right over it in favor of another sweet!
I made my granola with a mixture of dried cranberries, apricot slivers and unsweetened coconut. I also added a few handfuls of semisweet chips to the mixture before it went into the pan.
I also didn’t have an 11″ x 7″ Pyrex pan (only 13″ x 9″) so I added some silver foil into the pan to scale it down to the proper size! I was really pleased with how well these bars turned out. They were the perfect fuel ahead of a long run and my husband was really happy to have them for breakfast in the morning. I will definitely make these again- I just wish they had a longer shelf life than 1 week! Check out the round up from the Tuesday’s With Dorie group and bake along with us!