A try at a health bar


I have been reading a bit lately about the ingredients that go into the health bars/muesli bars that you can buy at the shops.  Most contain far too much sugar to be healthy so I thought I would have a go at making some at home.

I obtained a recipe from http://www.realsimple.com/food and bought the needed ingredients. Some of the ingredients are expensive but it does make a lot of bars. You can find the recipe here.

I didn’t have white quinoa so I used black quinoa instead.

health barsI think I would use sesame seeds instead of quinoa next time I make it.  I would also use cranberries instead of goji berries.  You can basically use whatever nuts, berries and seeds that you like.

health barNext time I make it I will not boil the syrup quite as long as these really are firm toffee-like bars.  I would prefer them a little softer.

5 Comments Add yours

    1. suth2 says:

      The rice syrup gives the bar that lovely shine.

  1. Miriam says:

    Wow, so colorful. How would you rate them?

    1. suth2 says:

      Tasty but too hard to bite. I had to cut them up into bite sized pieces to be able to eat them without a struggle. I need to cook the syrup for a shorter time next time I make them. This is my first try at a health bar so I will certainly give them another go.

      1. Miriam says:

        Good for you. I’m sure they’re much healthier than what you buy.

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