I Love U Bars

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Happy (almost) Valentines’ Day! Barry from @MyVirginKitchen challenged me to a #deleBAKE, and THIS is my video answer! Not only is the recipe baked, but it’s also healthy, super yummy, and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

I challenge all of YOU as well as my friend Danny McCubbin of Cooking for Good to a #deleBAKE! Just create a video of anything you bake – it can be sweet or savory – then share it with the tag #deleBAKE (it’s like “delegate”) and challenge a few of your friends to keep the #deleBAKE going! It’s fun! 😀

Check out Danny at Cooking for Good: http://www.youtube.com/myvirginkitchen

And also check out Barry of My Virgin Kitchen: http://www.youtube.com/myvirginkitchen

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love, Amber

I Love U Bars
This is a yummy granola bar full of healthy ingredients that you can keep in the fridge or freezer and grab one to go! It’s a great snack to take to school, too. These granola bars disappear quickly at our house. I hope you like them too!
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Ingredients
  1. 3 ½ cups rolled oats
  2. ½ cup raisins
  3. ½ cup cranberries
  4. ½ cup toasted sesame seeds
  5. ¼ cup ground flax seeds
  6. 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  9. 1 ½ cups Valencia Peanut Butter
  10. 1 cup honey
  11. ¼ cup melted butter (or non-dairy alternative, such as Earth Balance)
  12. (Optional) Nuts, such as cashews
  13. (Optional) Chocolate chunks
  14. Red fruit leather (organic, all-natural)
  15. Extra peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Combine oats, raisins, cranberries, sesame seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon, salt, chia seeds, and chocolate chunks in a large bowl.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter, honey, and peanut butter and mix to combine.
  3. After allowing it to cool a bit, pour the peanut butter goo into the large bowl and mix well so that all of the oats, fruit, and seeds are coated with the goo.
  4. Lay some parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Place some of the dough inside a large heart-shaped cookie cutter and using a small spoon, press down to pack the dough in tightly in the cookie cutter. While pressing down on the dough, carefully remove the cookie cutter, leaving a heart-shaped dough. Use the spoon to pat down any edge that is sticking out.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven at 350F degrees for 15 minutes. Refrigerate until hard, about 30 minutes.
  6. With the smaller heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out heart shapes from red fruit leather.
  7. Using a little bit of peanut butter, glue the heart-shaped fruit leather to the bottom side of the granola bar (it's flat so the leather will stick better.)
  8. You can keep it frozen, or in the refrigerator. They are great for Valentine's Day parties, and for school snacks! Enjoy!
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