Posts Tagged ‘bars’

Soft Banana Granola Bars

My family loves granola bars. It’s a super quick snack, relatively mess-free, and there are so many flavors, there’s always something to please everyone. 

soft banana granola bars.1A lot of times though, the fancier granola bars (like Cliff – I guess this is actually an energy bar, but it’s the same idea) are more expensive, more than a dollar per bar. Plus, the list of ingredients on some of those bars are so long, it’s hard to tell what you’re actually eating. 

soft banana granola bars.2So, I decided I would start experimenting with different granola bar recipes and see how they compare to store-bought bars. I tried making granola bars a couple times before I was able to come up with something that my family actually enjoyed. These are not your typical bars as these are soft due to the bananas they contain. They still hold their shape just fine, but they’re not hard like those Nature Valley bars that come in the green box. I guess their texture more closely resembles those Nutrigrain bars with fruit fillings (but these taste nothing like those; I’m not a huge fan of Nutrigrain!).  (more…)

Orange Cream Bars

Recipes for lemon bars can be quickly found all over the internet. Most bakers have a lovely lemon bar recipe in their repertoire. And if they don’t, that’s ok because you can even buy lemon bar mixes, just like cake mixes. 

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The recipe I am sharing with you here is similar to a lemon bar in various ways (they’re both creamy, citrus-y bars), only this recipe is so much better! 

orange cream bars.7This bar consists of two basic elements: a sugar cookie crust (and topping) and a buttery, orangey filling. Sweet, light, and delicious, you can use the step-by-step tutorial below and taste these for yourself!  (more…)