Berry Chocolate Fruit and Grain Bars

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In case  you have not heard,it’s back to school week here.  I am SO thankful that both kids are HAPPY and off to a great start.

But can I just say,middle school is NO joke.  I think that Charlie’s books weigh more than he does.

 

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And, he needs to carry them to ALL of his classes…NO lockers. He’s going to be a hunch-back by October.

{at  least this way he can’t forget them}

I figure, he’s going to need a LOT of energy to carry all that, and chocolate doesn’t hurt either.

 

Chocolate Berry Bars

 

Berry Chocolate Fruit and Grain Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of almond meal
  • 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For the fruit topping:
  • 3 cups of mixed berries {I used strawberries and raspberries}
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • mix together the almond meal, oats, flour, sugar, cocoa, and salt
  • stir in the vanilla and yogurt
  • reserve 1/2 cup of this mixture
  • press the remaining crumb {firmly} into a parchment lined square 9x9 baking pan
  • In a large saucepan combine the berries, the sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla
  • over med-high heat bring to a boil
  • reduce and simmer for 5 - 10 minutes until the berries thicken
  • pour berries onto the crust, and top with the remaining crumbs
  • bake @350 for 35 minutes
  • allow the bars to cool completely before cutting
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Enjoy!

 

Other Lunchbox Ideas:

Banana Bread Bars

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Monster Granola Bars

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Raspberry Crumb Bars

Raspberry Crumb Bars