Crispy Kale Bars

Today, for Energy Bar Monday, I’m posting my experience making Crispy Kale Bars from the book “Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook”. These bars some from the “activity bar” section of the book. I chose this recipe for the week because I’m recently OBSESSED with kale!

Here’s the ingredients:

-kale, vegetable oil (bake for 12-17 minutes)IMG_1671

-Quick-cooking rolled oats, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, rice cereal, dried cranberries. Mix together then bake for 5-8 minutes in the oven. Then, add Kale. IMG_1672

-For the syrup that’s supposed to hold everything together, put the following ingredients in a sauce pan on low heat: nut butter, cane sugar, glucose syrup, sea salt. Cook till melted and bubbly.

Unfortunately the time it took me to take this picture made me OVER cook the sauce, so it burnt a little :/

Unfortunately the time it took me to take this picture made me OVER cook the sauce, so it burnt a little :/

Finally, mix everything together, and then add almond extract. Then, immediately put into a pan that has been prepped with baking foil (AND SPRAY), smoosh down really well, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Look how perfect it LOOKS!

Look how perfect it LOOKS!

I put it in the refrigerator just like this. I thought I did everything right (aside from slightly burning the sauce, but it wasn’t that bad!). I took it out of the fridge after an hour, took it out of the pan, went to cut it and………crumble crumble crumble! My granola bars are now just granola! I had to just put them in a tupperware container, because they are NOT in bar form! So sad!!!

At least it still tastes good!!

At least it still tastes good!!

If any of you have this book, try this recipe and let me know if you have better luck! If you do, tell me your secret!!!! :)

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