No-bake Homemade Granola Bars | A modern take on the Three Little Pigs story

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The three little pigs story has been on repeat in our household for the last couple of months. D. requests we tell the story a few times during the day, sometimes even more.

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Apparently though, he’s too young to understand why the Big Bad Wolf wants to eat the poor little piggy and its brothers.  

So, lately he came with a new, modern version of the tale. The big bad wolf wants to have a bite of the piggy’s granola bars that get regularly stashed under the bed. Everyone in the village is annoyed with the pigs – they are good at making these super tasty homemade oatmeal granola bars, but do not want to share with anyone (how rude!). The big bad wolf ‘’comes to the rescue’’ in his own wolf-y way – to get his tale burned at the end.

It all totally makes sense to me. Especially now, when he’s a Peppa pig fan – Peppa is kindda friends with Wendy Wolf (#spoileralert).

Who knew pigs can cook healthy granola bars, right?  I’m thinking if they like oats, they would probably also enjoy our Raisins and oatmeal bars. 

No-bake Homemade Granola Bars

No-bake healthy granola bars with sweet chewy texture and nut-y taste. They make the perfect on-the-go snack for busy people. 
CourseSnack
CuisineAmerican
Fridge time 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats, GF, if needed
  • 1 cup medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut, full-fat
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar, optional

Instructions

  • In food processor place medjool dates and pulse until smooth ball-like paste is formed. If mixture looks too dry, add 1-2 tbsp water and pulse again. 
  • Optional: Place oats in a non-stick baking sheet (this cookie sheet will do the trick) in preheated oven (180C/360F) for about 5-8 min or until golden. 
  • In a large mixing bowl add oats, dried fruits and coconut shreds (&agave nectar) and mix well. 
  • Mixture should be sticky and somewhat challenging to combine. Keep mixing and it all will blend well
  • Distribute evenly on freezable sheet (2-4 cm) and place in freezer for about 30 min.
  • Cut in squares/bars and enjoy with the Piggy next door. 

Recipe Notes

 
DATES: I recommend using fresh (and soft) medjool dates, otherwise mixture may get too dry. Hence, bars may fall apart easily. 
VARIATIONS: If you are not a fan of dried fruits, you can always substitute with seeds (like chia/flax) or nuts of choice. 
ON-THE-GO: These simple to make granola bars are a wonderful on-the-go snack we often put in food storage containers (we have similar to this ones) and carry with us on weekends.

I’d love to hear how it turned out for you! You can leave a comment below and/or snap a picture and share it on Instagram – using #shinemommy and tagging @anashinemommy in the photo itself.

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