I’ll bet you like Kind bars, right? I do too. I’ve made them quite a few times, and not only are they easy, but delicious. I haven’t made them in a while, though. The other day I happened to buy a box of “granola” bars and although I knew what I was in for, I was so disappointed. So, out came the brown rice syrup, the nuts and dried fruits.
There are a ton of Kind bar copy cat recipes out there on the internet, so if you are looking for the real deal good recipes abound. These are a little easier or lazier, hence the name. They are close to a Kind bar, but not quite. They took a few minutes to make, no heating of syrups, and stayed in a bar form very nicely. No crumbling, no falling apart. They are a perfect sweet treat–satisfying and truly sweet with no sugar added.
Yields 9-12, bars depending on how you cut them
1 cup roasted almonds
½ cup golden raisins
½ cup dates
½ cup coconut
Put all ingredients in the food processor until chopped finely. With the processor still running add one tablespoon of good olive oil, and then two tablespoons of brown rice syrup. Smooth onto an oiled pan, cover it with oiled aluminum foil, then use a rolling pin to smooth it out flat. You can use a large cookie sheet or a small pan, if you want it a uniform shape. Let sit about an hour. Cut into small bars. Keeps very well in a air-tight container.