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Apple Snack Bars

You may have noticed the lack of blog posts in the past few days. Well, I’ve been pretty busy hanging out with the cutest girl in town (no not me…). This cutie:

My niece! My husband’s brother and his wife came into town this past weekend and brought their daughter, who Cliff and I are totally in love with! We had a great time showing them around Dallas and took them over to the Ft. Worth Stockyards.

Alice locked up

longhorn cattle drive!

It was a great weekend! Definitely a good excuse to blow off the gym and the kitchen.

This morning was business as usual…

I made some yummy apple peanut butter snack bars I found on How Sweet It Is. I couldn’t resist this one: apples and peanut butter is always a winning combo. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough oats to make the full recipe, so I cut it in half. Here are the ingredients (this is the original recipe):

  • 2 apple-I had a honeycrisp, so honeycrisp it was!
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup honey

First, I combined the flour, oats, 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon, salt, and baking powder in a big bowl.

Next, I chopped up the apple, sprinkled the rest of the cinnamon on it, and microwaved it for about 2 minutes. Basically until it was soft enough to mash up. Then I mashed it a little with a fork. I left some chunks because…well, apple chunks are good!

Next, I microwaved the peanut butter for about 30 seconds just so it was easier to mix. I added it to the apple mixture, then to the oats mixture.

Finally, I greased a loaf pan (the original recipe uses a pie pan, mine is stashed somewhere with all the wedding gifts) and poured the mix into the pan. I baked it for about 18 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

delish!

Mine didn’t turn out quite as sexy looking as the original recipe…but that’s due to my laziness. They still tasted great! I had one too many before the gym today and was feelin’ that peanut butter while doing burpees.

They were delicious though, I’ll definitely try them again! Now I’m off to attempt enchiladas….

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