VeganizeIt! Granola Bars Make Excellent Snacks {VeganMoFo}

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The toughest pre-packaged foods for me to avoid are snacks. Something I can have in my car, at the office, throw in my workout bag – convenience is key! That’s why I was excited to try making these granola bars. I have attempted a few granola bars in the past, but I haven’t found one I really loved. This is a recipe I can actually see making again – changing up the ingredients each time.

Today’s Granola Bar recipe is created by Allison Rivers Samson and originally published in her VegNews Magazine column, “VeganizeIt!”. Another quick and easy recipe – this is one I can see bringing your son or daughter into the kitchen to help out.

To start – throw all the dry ingredients on a tray and toast in the oven (or toaster oven, as I did). Next heat up the wet ingredients until the sugar melts, then add the dry ingredients and stir well. In the mix: cranberries, dried papaya, & dried mango. Last, spread the mix into a square pan lined with parchment (or wax) paper.


Cook for 25 minutes, cool, and slice – that’s it! These are the chewy kind of granola bar, which means they do tend to crumble apart a bit, but I like this kind so much better than the crispy variety.

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I individually wrapped these goodies for snacks the next few weeks (if they last that long).

granola bar individually wrapped


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Question of the Day: What’s your favorite on-the-go (or at the office) snack food?

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  1. Melody says

    my boss still talks about the peas and thank you chewy energy bar I busted out in a mediation where our tummies were growling ;)

  2. says

    Oh I’ve had “decent granola bar recipe” on my list of things I still need to find – I can’t resist buying them sometimes, but they’re expensive and vegan ones are hard to find – thanks for highlighting this one.

    And thanks a lot for your comment on my post yesterday, I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to encourage me.
    Kari recently posted…Vegan MoFo 18: WIAW/Tachy Med Student in TearsMy Profile

    • Heather says

      I’m already thinking about making these again this weekend – maybe with chocolate and coconut this time. Or with marshmallows, if I can find any vegan ones in my area. So many options!

      I’m glad I could offer a little encouragement. :)