House and Home, Recipe

Homemade Fruit & Nut Bars

“Happiness is homemade”. This new year is all about health, happiness and embracing togetherness in the kitchen. My kids especially love mixing and eating our newest creations. This recipe is all about replacing unhealthy, sugary snacks that you buy at the market with outrageous price tags with healthy alternatives that you probably already have in your cupboards. I am not one to throw taste and satisfaction completely out the window for a healthy treat, but I am always striving to feed my kids healthier foods on a daily basis. Foods they love, energize them and get their little hands working in the kitchen.

I can’t take full credit for our homemade healthy fruit and nut bars. My husband was the one who made them with the kids and prepared them. I was sick in bed fighting off the first cold of the New Year. I could hear him in the kitchen giggling with the kids as they spilled things on the floor and dirtied bowl after bowl, cup after cup and spoon after spoon, knowing quite well that the mess would be there for me when I rolled out of bed. But what good is a house if it goes unused? Something I am trying to get more patient at is the idea that a house without the temporary mess is really not a house at all. I believe it’s all how we manage the mess and our possessions that helps us stay sane. So as I hear them dropping each and every little thing on the the floor I can’t help but smile. 

These Fruit and Nut bars have become one of my favorite things. They are so delicious, slightly sweet and very filling. They are the perfect snack time treat. Our kids love them, we love them and they disappear quick. The best part is you can create so many different variations. 

What are your favorite homemade bar recipes? Let me know in the comments below! 

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  • Reply Michelle

    That’s sweet of your husband to take over for you while you’re sick. It looks like everyone is getting sick lately! Thanks for the recipe!

    January 5, 2018 at 1:19 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      Yes he’s a pretty sweet guy and so encouraging! Thank yoU!

      January 6, 2018 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth

    These look great! We have food allergies in multiple family members but these would actually be ok for everyone! Will definitely be trying this recipe!

    January 5, 2018 at 3:06 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      I am so glad they fit your allergies! I hope you love them as much as we do 🙂

      January 6, 2018 at 3:54 pm
  • Reply Hermine

    I LOVE homemade stuff!! This is one easy recipe to follow. Thank you!!

    January 5, 2018 at 4:23 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      So easy and thank you!

      January 6, 2018 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply Jasmine A

    These look so delish, I love making homemade granola bars!

    January 5, 2018 at 8:49 pm
    • Reply Rosie

      Same! I am always looking for new recipes to mix it up!

      January 6, 2018 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Tiffany

    These look like such a delicious, healthy treat! I can’t wait to make these.

    January 6, 2018 at 2:55 am
    • Reply Rosie

      Thank you! They are pretty good 🙂

      January 6, 2018 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Jenni Petrey

    This looks and sounds delicious. I m going to have to try making them.

    January 7, 2018 at 3:15 am
    • Reply Rosie

      Hope you enjoy them as much as we do 🙂

      January 8, 2018 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply Anna

    Homemade bar is so much better than we get at the store. Saving his recipe to try. My husband and I we love eating bars like this. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    January 8, 2018 at 6:00 am
  • Reply Van Cast

    This recipe looks delicious and very healthy, I’m going to pin it so I can always consult it. Thanks!

    January 8, 2018 at 8:41 am
    • Reply Rosie

      Thank you! We love it and hope you enjoy it too!

      January 8, 2018 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Jasmine

    these look really good, i think theyd be good for my husband to take to work

    January 8, 2018 at 9:30 am
    • Reply Rosie

      They are so easy to take along! We pack them on all our trips for a quick snack!

      January 8, 2018 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Viktoria | Awesome Alice

    These look so good! When I worked out of the home, I used to make bars like these all the time and eat as a snack at work 🙂

    January 9, 2018 at 12:18 am
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