I’m going to go out on a limb and say you’ve probably never had granola bars like these before. The basic ingredients of these granola bars are pretty standard – oats, applesauce, pecans, and brown sugar. But then, things get a little, um… different. I put mashed Idaho potatoes in the granola bars and top them with a baked-on layer of cheddar cheese! Lastly, unlike traditional granola bars, these bars are baked twice (like biscotti) to crisp up their edges.
I brought these bars on a road trip recently and they were the perfect snack to keep us from buying junk at rest stop vending machines. Because of the potato content, these granola bars are more filling than other granola bars. They were easily able to tide us over between meals.
My son, like most kids, loves anything with cheese. The cheddar was a hit with him! I loved the naturally sweet apple flavor and the crunchy pecans.
Have you ever made your own granola bars? What is your favorite flavor?
Note: This posts was sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission.