Oatmeal Raisin Amazin' Bars

I'm in love with these bars! Seriously want to know all the reasons why?

Super fast and easy to make
Minimal ingredients
Healthy and delicious
Vegan and gluten free so everyone can join in on the party!
John doesn't like raisins so I get to eat them all!
I found these over at Chocolate Covered Katie and made them the day I saw them. Yup it was one of those recipes, instant gratification! One thing I did change from her recipe is I used cashews instead of walnuts. I've really never been a walnut fan.. so I figured... cashews... why not! So glad I did and I can't wait to try some other variations, but all I know is they are AMAZING!

One mistake I made... I pressed mine into cute mini loaf tins my mom gave me... but I failed to line them with parchment or foil to easily pop them out... whoops. Not a huge mistake, but don't make the same one as me!

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie Larabars
found on Chocolate Covered Katie

* 1/2 cup raisins (80g)
* 6 T quick oats (30g)
* 1/2 cup walnuts (40g) ( I used cashews)
* 1/8 tsp plus 1/16 tsp salt
* 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

Pulverize the oats in a food processor, then add all other ingredients and blend very well. Form into balls or bars. (If you want, you can portion the dough into plastic bags before smushing the bars, so your hands don’t get sticky.)

This recipe makes a little over three Larabar-sized (45g) bars. I like to double the recipe—the bars last at least two weeks in the fridge. They can also be frozen.

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5 chews:

Jeanne said...

You totally don't have to use just raisins. Definitely could add a few prunes/dates/whatever. Fun!

oooh I totally want to try these

Anonymous said...

I just made these and they are AMAZING! Can't wait to try variations. :)

Hannah said...

Amazingly simple treats! Just what I could use when I'm short on time.

i love the idea of making them with cashews! I need to remember this next time I'm making homemade granola bars!

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