granola bar bits & pieces

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Granola bars are a quick and easy thing to put together at home, and bits & pieces is even easier. With a little more oats and nuts, and a little less nut butter and honey – the dry slightly outweighs the wet resulting in a packed pan that comes away easily in bits & pieces, rather than hunks and chunks. When what you want is the granola bar experience without having to consume loads of calories, look no further –  you can enjoy as much, or as little as you wish! If you’d like to be able to cut them into bars – up the nut butter, honey and brown sugar by another quarter cup of each. Either way, bits & pieces or hunks & chunks –  you’ll know exactly what’s in it.

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This is essentially a no-bake recipe, I do think it’s a tasty touch however, to toast the oats fending off the rawness, to bring on a little cookie concept. So do yourself a favour, bypass the calorie-laden options at the grocery store and put together a little granola bar action in your very own kitchen – it’s granola bars deconstructed! 

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1. Line a baking pan with foil and set aside.

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2. Put the oats, nuts & seeds in a bowl.

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3. Measure the vegetable oil.

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4. Add it to the oats and nuts.

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5. Mix to thoroughly combine.

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6. Get it on a baking sheet.

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7. Spread it out in an even layer to toast.

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8. Roasty, toasty – gettin’ that oatmeal cookie thang goin’ on!

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9. Put the toasted oat mixture in a large bowl.

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10. Put the remaining ingredients in a pot and set over medium heat, do this while your oats are toasting.

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11. Stir until it’s melted and mixed together.

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12. Almost there.

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13. Pour the nut butter mixture over the oats.

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14. Stir to mix well. The back of a large spoon or spatula works well as the mixture will be stiff-ish.

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15. Pour the mixture on the foil-lined pan.

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16. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap and using your hands and a rolling pin, pack the mixture down firmly.

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17. Just like this.

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18. Replace the plastic wrap and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, this will take a few hours.

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19. It will come away in bits & pieces, chunks & crumbles.

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20. Pieces …

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21. And bits.

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22. Store in a sealed container and nibble on at your leisure.

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