We are headed to Iowa today. After a week in Wisconsin, it is time to start the drive home. On the way we get to spend a couple days with friends in Iowa. My 7 year old is super excited to see his old friends again. He has adjusted amazingly well to Colorado, but still remembers what we left behind. I am excited to get to see my friends too, should be a great weekend.
Once we get back home it will be time to get back to eating better again. Vacation always derails me. I will have to stock the fridge with these granola bars again, so I have something I won’t feel guilty eating. I have been wanting to try Almond Butter, and finally I bought a jar at Costco a few weeks ago. I adapted another Granola Bars recipe we loved, and used the Almond Butter. My son loved them. I was honestly surprised, there is a lot of almond flavor, but he ate them like crazy!
- ⅓ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup Almond Butter
- ⅓ cup honey
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1½ cup old fashioned oats
- ¼ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup chopped almonds
- Line an 8×8 in baking pan in foil.
- In a small sauce pan heat oil, almond butter, and honey over a medium heat. Once melted and fully combined mix in the oats, cinnamon, almonds and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate chips are melted. Spread into prepared pan. Put in fridge until completely set. Cut into 12 bars. Store in the fridge.