Little Boy Bars – A cross between Lara Bars and granola bars

I really like Lara Bars as well as granola bars so does the little boy. Rather than buying them I have started to make a version of them at home. They contain less sugar and I can add or subtract ingredients to get different flavors. Below is the basic recipe that I came up with. They were a hit with the little boy and much less expensive than the store bought ones.

Little Boy Bars -

I have started to make a couple batches of these at a time and freeze them. That way I can just take out a couple at a time. He has been hooked on “cookies” lately and if I call these a cookie and keep them in the cookie jar, he doesn’t think twice that they aren’t a cookie per-say.

Little Boy Bars
2 ea.         Eggs
1/2 c.        Raisins
1/2 c.        Figs
1/2 tsp.     Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp.      Cinnamon
Pinch         Kosher Salt
1 tbsp.       Molasses
2 tbsp.       Honey
1/3 c.         Natural Peanut Butter
1 c.            Unsweetened Coconut
1/4 c.         Ground Flax Seed
1 c.            Old Fashioned Oats

In a food processor, blend the coconut, flax, and oats, just until they are evenly chopped. Set the oat mixture aside. Again in the food processor, place the remaining ingredients and blend until the raisins and figs are well-chopped. Combine the wet and dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper. Press the dough into the pan.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Allow the bars to cool before cutting.

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