Ezekiel & Isaac’s Chewy R Bars

Ezekiel & Isaac's Chewy R Bars

the story of the R bar.

My little Ez James is 4 1/2 (don’t forget the 1/2, if you are talking to him) now. When he was about 2, his favorite snack became those Quaker Oats Granola Bars.  They were cheap, easy to have on hand and in the car, and he could eat them on his own with little to no supervision.  I actually put them in a container on a lower shelf, so he could grab one whenever he felt hungry.  He was pretty self-sufficient once he got out of the crib.

This child, with a large vocabulary, couldn’t manage to say granola correctly though.  It actually sounded like “arl” bar for a very long time.  It is now just “R” bar, and my little 1 year old calls them the exact same!

 i ruined their lives

Once I began my personal journey to food freedom, all the food in the house became suspect, and these were one of them.  These favorite snacks are just okay.  They are filled with ingredients I wish they weren’t.  I have tried all of the organic, gluten-free, paleo, and whole30 options, and none of them meet what my boys crave in these things.

So I set out to make them something super clean, but mainly delicious, so they would beg for them too.  My mentality for feeding kids, especially this young, is they are going to ask for food when they are hungry.  My boys eat ALOT.  I mean breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack…it never ends.  I try to feed them more at meal times, and that hasn’t changed anything.  So if they are going to snack, we are going to have delicious and nutritious options.

broccoli

One time, to test a theory of him just wanting to eat sweets, I told Ezekiel we only had roasted broccoli left.  He said, okay!  So there he sat, at 7:45 pm (past his bedtime), eating roasted broccoli for a snack because “his tummy was growly.”

These are going to be perfect for a breakfast when you are running out the door, snack time, school lunches (right around the corner!), and even for your friends and significant others.  My husband loves them, and consequently everyone he shared them with at his office too!  They aren’t as cheap as a $2 box of quaker oat bars, but they are totally worth it in taste and nutritional value, and I bet your kids will think so too.

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Ezekiel & Isaac's Chewy "R" Bars
Chewy granola bars that are completely Paleo. They have just enough sweet, spice, and salt to make everyone's palate happy!
R Bar Ingredients
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
Bars
Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
Wet Ingredients
Optional
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
Bars
Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
Wet Ingredients
Optional
R Bar Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Measure your almonds, macadamia nuts, and pecans into a food processor. Pulse until nuts reach desired consistency. Not too much, or you will make Nut Butter!
  3. Once they are to the consistency you like (we prefer ours a little more fine), add them to a mixing bowl.
  4. To that same bowl add the rest of your dry ingredients (coconut, raisins, cinammon, and salt). Stir well to combine everything together.
  5. In a smaller mixing bowl, add your wet ingredients now (egg, coconut oil, honey, and almond butter). Stir well to combine until the egg is fully incorporate and everyone looks as one.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir well to fully mix. Use your hands if you need to! They are the best tool after all.
  7. Line your 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Pour the entire mixture and press it down well into the pan making sure it is all evenly spread out.
    R Bar in Pan
  8. Place in the oven for 15 minutes. Once that time is up, remove the pan and repress the mixture with a spatula to make sure it remains formed in the next bake. Bake for 10-15 minutes longer, or until evenly browned.
  9. Once you remove the pan from the oven, let it cool for 15 minutes on your countertop, and then 15 more minutes in the freezer to allow it to really set up.
  10. Out of the freezer, cut the mixture down the middle, and then 6 times crosswise to get your 12 bars! If any of them break, don't freak out! Use them as granola for your yogurt or smoothie bowls, yum!
  11. Optionally, you can melt a 3oz bar of primal chocolate in double boiler, or microwave. Drizzle with a spoon or piping container in any pattern your heart desires! Get your kids involved with this part, the messier the yummier.
    Drizzled R Bars
Recipe Notes

You can really get creative here with the types of nuts and nut butter you'd like to incorporate.  If you prefer cashews, go for it!  I've done it, and they are delicious.  You can also sub the raisins for any other dried fruit you'd like.  Just make sure and check the ingredients to see that they fit the Paleo diet.  Have fun with this recipe, it is a good slate to get creative!

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