Want Energy quick? Try This Quick and Easy Grab and Go Oat Bar.

Remember the days when a snack was something your mom made from scratch? Time to get back to basics with this simple recipe.

Those were the days before high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oil was part of our vocabulary.

My mom would make individual sandwich baggies of trail mix and dried fruit and I remember the taste of her homemade fruit leather from our area’s farm fresh produce.

Today, convenience often trumps healthy alternatives. Being able to rip open a foil pouch is so much easier than making something from scratch. I think it boils down to what you want to feed your family.

Seriously, it is not practical to think that everyone is going to have time to sit down for a hot breakfast. One of these granola bars and a string cheese and you are fueled for your next adventure wherever that might take you.

Plus, for road trips or long hikes, this is something that is easy to take along. Actually, I think this might be a great snack to take on your next trip involving air travel! Not that I am ungrateful for the Tablespoon of Peanuts handed out, but having something a little more substantial would be nice for those trips where you are going to have a long flight followed by a lay-over.

Whatever the case may be..I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does!

I tried several different recipes before I found one that I knew my kids would love. Baking the first five ingredients before mixing made a huge difference in how the bars turned out.


Quick Tip: Feel Free to add in any of your favorite dried fruit combos such as dried pineapple, apple, mango, and dried cranberries.

Photo and recipe courtesy of Marci Seither

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