Gorgeous Granola Energy Bar Recipe

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AD - This post contains gifted items, but all opinions are my own

I love baking, and I loved making Cookie Crumbles' Oatmeal cookies. I couldn't resist making another tasty treat from the baking range, so I am going with Granola Energy Bars for a healthier alternative to cake and cookies!


For those who don't know, Cookie Crumbles is a delicious home baking business which provides you with the simplest of baking kits. I have interviewed Carola, the brains behind Cookie Crumbles if you want to read about her amazing story and have already tried out a cookie mix! The baking mixes only contain 100% natural ingredients, so they are the perfect treat and keep the kids entertained!

The granola energy bar mix is £3.99 from the Cookie Crumbles website. To make the granola bars, you only need 35g butter and 95g of honey! When baking, I didn't realise I was out of honey, so I substituted it for maple syrup and added a bit of toffee sauce for flavouring! Creating the mixture ready for cooking was simple. It was a case of melting the butter in the microwave, adding the dry ingredients and stirring it in with maple syrup.


The box claims the bars cook for 15 minutes in a 160C fan oven. It was not the case. I had to bake my granola bars for 30 minutes for it to get some colour and crunch. I'm not sure if this was to do with the syrup instead of honey, although I don't see that being an issue. The cooling crisped up the edges while leaving the centre deliciously squidgy. 

I felt I had made my bars quite thin compared to the picture, but I managed to get 16 chunks out rather than the recommended 10-12 (that will make up for the syrup and toffee sauce!). There was a nice distribution of cranberries and seeds throughout the bars. I thought the amount was quite generous! I didn't like the seeds in the energy bars. The cranberries were delicious and added a much-needed sweetness to the bar, but the seeds were not my favourite. 


The bars were deliciously chewy. It was a nice texture and was a really enjoyable snack in the end. I would have preferred the bars to be without seeds, but this would make it like a flapjack. I understand the "health" and "energy" side to the seeds and do add a crunch to the bar to break up the texture. The overall taste wasn't too sweet, but it was satisfying. It hit the spot, especially when you hit a cranberry. The cranberries were the highlight to these bars!

In all, these energy bars were nice. I think they would make a great alternative to some on the go snacks and kids would enjoy them. The addition of toffee sauce made it sweeter and added a nice aftertaste to the bars, so I could recommend adding that when making these bars. It was a fun 45-minute project, one that younger children would enjoy doing. It is simple to do and easy to clean up after.


Thank you to Cookie Crumbles for sending me this delicious mix to try! I had a lot of fun making the 2 mixes and interviewing Carola. Do you like granola bars? Let me know what your favourite thing to bake is in the comments!

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*This post contains gifted items but all opinions are my own

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11 comments

  1. Great post! These look delicious!

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  2. These look so fab! I love granola bars I literally have them every day!

    Amber - The Unpredictedpage

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    1. They are so good! I wish they didn't have the seeds in though, it ruins it for me...

      Em x

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  3. I had never heard of Cookie Crumbles but it is such a great idea! Sometimes I'm missing one or two ingredients when I start baking and have to scrap the recipe or find another one. Baking kits sound devine!

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    1. It is really fun, plus the kits aren't too expensive. You typically only need butter or milk for their recipes!

      Em x

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  4. These look delicious. You had me at toffee sauce.

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    1. It was a great addition, I really recommend it!

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  5. Oooh I'd love these I think! I enjoy anything with cranberry and I LOVE granola anyway! These seem like a great healthiER snack! x

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Defo, probably not with all the toffee sauce I added though!...

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  6. Thanks for sharing, they look yummy, I would not add the toffee sauce, as it would not class as health for me :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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