It was a good thing I also made some yummy granola bars for this get together or else we would have been eating dry cereal as snacks. This granola bar recipe, I got from a friend. It is so simple and so yummy!
Homemade Chewy Granola Bars
1/2 cup peanut butter or sunbutter
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil (or another oil of your choice)
1 cup oats
1 cup total of any combination of: sesame seeds, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, dried fruit, mini chocolate chips
In a medium sized saucepan, melt together peanut butter, honey and coconut oil.
Remove from heat and add one cup of oats. Choose your favorite combination of coconut flakes, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, dried fruit and mini chocolate chips, to equal a total of ONE CUP. (I just got out my one cup measuring cup and poured in the ingredients until the cup was full.) Pour in and stir well.
Stir well, then spread mixture into a 8×8 or 9×4 pan.
Chill for two hours, then cut into bars. Store in air tight container
I used cashew butter because Sunshine isn't a huge fan of peanut butter. Then, for my one cup of extras I used chopped dates, raisins and sunflower seeds. For my particular taste, I'd probably use less honey next time. My kids are asking me to make them again already.
As for new meal ideas, well, I just didn't get those planned on time this week. I'm hoping to get some good ones in for next week.