Coconut Almond Granola Bars

9 Jan 2015

Coconut Almond Granola Bars

Coconut Almond Granola Bars


This past few weeks, I have been trying to make everything from scratch. No more microwave popcorn when I can make my own. No more canned soup, instant oatmeal and granola. I have got that covered.

But I have never made my own granola bars. I have made protein bars, but never granola bars.

Until now.



Coconut Almond Granola Bars


There is always a first for everything, and I can safely say that it will not be the last. These bars are so good, I have no idea why I would buy granola bars in the store.

Also, any excuse to use my new candy thermometer is a good one, I think.


Coconut Almond Granola Bars



Coconut Almond Granola Bars
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What you`ll need:
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups roasted, salted almonds
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • candy thermometer
Directions:
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the honey, water and vanilla, stirring constantly. Place the candy thermometer into the saucepan. Continue until the honey starts bubbling. Reduce the heat, and let the honey simmer until the mixture reaches a temperature of 270˚F.
  2. Remove from heat and fold in the almonds, coconut and oats until they are completely coated.
  3. Grease a square baking pan, and pour the oat mixture into the baking pan. Press the mixture down in the pan as much as you can and set aside to cool.
  4. When the granola is cool, turn the pan onto a cutting board, and cut into your desired sizes.



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28 comments:

  1. That looks so crunchy, healthy and crispy...def the one I would like to munch on!

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  2. Those sound delicious! Much better than the store-bought granola bars you see :)

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  3. Yum! They look perfect. :)

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  4. I've been wanting to make granola since forever but haven't got around to it . Love what you've got there , just add dried fruits like cranberry or cherry to mine :D

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  5. Yum! Those are really great as munchies when I watch TV :D

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  6. We love homemade granola bars. These look totally irresistible.

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  7. Wowsers these looks amazing! And I love how you cut through the whole almonds and made it look almost like biscotti, yum! :D Miiight just have to make these as soon as :D I hope you have a fantasmic weekend m'dear x

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    1. PS made these and they were superb! I had trouble getting them to set, but it wasn't really a problem, as I just rolled them into power-marbles like the Bounce balls :D So good, and my flatmate loved them too! Thanks for the recipe, I hope you don't mind me posting my version up in the near future x

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    2. Of course I don't mind! I am glad you liked it!

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    3. Posted them up today at long last! :D I love how crunchy and nutty these were :D My flatmate approved highly also :D x

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  8. I love granola bars, too, and homemade ones are definitely the best! I like the looks of those whole roasted almonds in your bars and the fact that you used honey as a binder. Well done. Yum!

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  9. Such a wonderful sweet treat. xo Catherine

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  10. How wonderful this is delightful, it looks pretty and must taste amazing. Plus, it's healthy, a good treat after all of the decadent eating that occurs over the new year period :D

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  11. YUMMMMM! They always taste so much better when you know exactly what's in them!

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  12. These look so great! I love all the coconut in them, these look similar to the coconut almond flavor from KIND bars.

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  13. Looks so good! Great for packing in lunch boxes too!

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  14. Love love the coconut and almonds in these!!

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  15. This just went on my list as a recipe to make this year! Love the ingredients and the process! I can already taste them.

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  16. looks a simple healthy breakfast bars dear,yummy ones..love to finish all,Cathleen :)

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  17. What healthy and delicious granola bars my friend :D
    Perfect for uni starting up!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  18. These are amazing and so professional in appearance they could have come from a fancy bake shop.
    Sam

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  19. The problem with me making my own granola bars? I'd eat them ALL in a day. Love this recipe!

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  21. These bars look great! Nothing like homemade bars, they are way healthier and you can always add any available nuts in your kitchen pantry. :-)

    xoxo

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  22. Granola bars are awesome to make at home! Although I still buy them since i dont want to buy all the ingredients for all the different flavors i enjoy. LOL. These look great. :)

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  23. I love making granola bars and I agree with you on why not make anything yourself if you can. So much better without the additives. These look delicious and I love the coconut and almonds.

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  24. Damn these look good! Anytime I can MAKE a snack rather than buying one is awesome!

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