Another week of lawyer school is upon us. Some of us have just realized that finals aren’t really that far away.
Some of us are legal superstars with important projects due soon.
And some of us are just generally cranky.
None of us will survive without study snacks.
I’ve made granola bars before (and posted the recipe here), but these are better. They’re easy, infinitely adaptable, and practically guaranteed to make you smarter and/or more organized.
Chocolate Chip Toffee Granola Bars (makes 9-12)
- 1 2/3 c. oats
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1/3 c. whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 c. sliced almonds
- 1/3 c. toffee bits
- 1/3 c. chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 6 tbsp melted butter or Earth Balance
- 2 tbsp honey (I think you could probably substitute agave nectar or brown rice syrup.)
- 1 small, overripe banana, mashed
Preheat your oven to 350, and line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper. (This made removing the bars a cinch, but if you don’t have parchment just grease the pan.) In a large bowl, mix the oats, sugar, whole wheat flour, salt, almonds, toffee, and chocolate chips. In a smaller bowl, combine the vanilla, melted butter, honey, and mashed banana. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir to coat. Press the mixture firmly into the 8×8 pan, and bake for about 30 minutes. Let cool completely, and then slice into bars.