Fruity Granola Bars
How does Monday get here so quick? And on top of it being Monday, both of my teams lost this weekend in the playoffs, and the weather outside is overcast, making this an even yuckier Monday than normal! The one good thing about today, is that there are no desserts on the calendar, granola bars are today’s topic and at least they’re healthy for you! Yes, today is National Granola Bars Day and this recipe is packed full of fruit and nuts for a healthy alternative for those mid-afternoon cravings!
- 2 ripe bananas
- 8 oz dried figs
- 8 oz dried apricots
- 8 oz pitted dates
- 8 oz golden raisins
- 2 cups granola
- 8 oz chopped coarsely chopped walnuts
- 1 cup coconut
- Peel the bananas and combine with the next 5 ingredients in a food processor and process just to chop and blend well or run mixture though a meat grinder; stir in the walnuts.
- Press mixture into a 13x9x2-inch dish, sprinkle with coconut.
- Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours to allow flavors to meld.
- Cut into desired size.
Hope you enjoy!