Packed full of nuts, seeds, dried fruit and mini chocolate chips, these Easy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Cranberry Granola Bars are easily customizable and make fantastic holiday edible gifts.
Ok, so I know I’m not reinventing the wheel here; after all, I was eating granola bars in my lunchbox (well) over two decades ago. However, I am new to the granola-bar-making club since I was always too chicken to make my own.
You guys, don’t be like me.
Homemade Granola Bars are so super easy!
Given that the holidays are rapidly approaching and pumpkin spice is in the air, I decided to make these granola bars festive by spicing them with all the flavors of fall. You can, of course, pick and choose your favorites. The same customization applies to nut, seed and dried fruit choice.
How to make homemade granola bars:
- …or you can simply use pumpkin pie spice 🙂
NUTS + SEEDS
- macadamia nuts
- chia seeds
- flaxseeds (whole or ground)
- hemp seeds
- goji berries
But don’t worry, I didn’t forget the chocolate. I added fun mini chocolate chips, but chocolate chunks would also work well. Of course, these granola bars do not have to have chocolate, but the chocolate reminds me of my childhood and that makes me pretty darn happy.
Plus, it’s chocolate. I never say no to chocolate.
There’s something else that’s pretty awesome about these homemade pumpkin spice granola bars- they make AWESOME edible gifts. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m always wondering what to give my sons teachers or neighbors for the holidays and edible gifts make it so easy (and much more affordable!) These delicious little guys are not only easy to prepare, but they’re also easy to prepare in bulk.
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