Chocolate Granola Fruity Bars

My little Luca (he’s now 6!!) started doing sports on a regular basis and snacks are become a real energy charge for him!! He really really likes granola bars and at the beginning I simply bought them from my the store. Than I started reading the ingredients and checking the prices…discovering that:

  1. not every advertised “healthy” granola bar is truly healthy. I was not super happy with some ingredients starting from the added sugars.
  2. the real healthy ones are kind of pricey

Two enough good reasons to make me prepare my own homemade chocolate fruity granola bars. They ended up insanely good and super easy to make!! Also, and that is for me a super bonus, I could cut them in the size appropriate to Luca’s appetite = two bites. So I made super mini granola bars that he could enjoy without any waste 😉

Kid happy & mom happy = Success!!!

Also, with the quantity of one recipe I made enough bars for more than one month, without talking about the huge money saving!!

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The chocolate granola bars are naturally gluten free and also refined sugar free. To naturally sweeten them I used dried fruit (mango and cherries) and a lovely apple sweetener that I’ve been recently testing. It’s from Rigoni di Asiago,  it’s called Dolcedì and it’s made from the concentrated and filtered sugar extracted from organic apples.

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    Nana Ardhana
    March 13, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Hi, Barbara! What sweetener can I use to substitute the Dolcedi? Thanks! :*

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      Barbara Lamperti
      March 16, 2017 at 11:40 pm

      Hi Nana! agave, maple syrup, molassa, honey can be a natural sweetener substitution for the apple syrup! Enjoy!! b

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