Servings: 16 Bars Prep Time: 15 Min + 30-40 Min Fridge Time
A few months ago, we got a message from a troll online saying publicly that they ate our Oregon Trail Mix and got dysentery and died. I made the connection immediately. I had a good chuckle, because this obviously wasn't true. It comes from the old computer game Oregon Trail. This guy was cleaver, but also may lead others to think our product gives people dysentery. Im referring of course to younger generations. Take a look around these days and I am sure it won't be hard for you to imagine that someone could take it wrong.
There really is no connection between Grizzlies Brand Oregon Trail Mix and the Oregon Trail other than its just a good pun, and that our products are created in Oregon. Some people say puns are the lowest form of comedy, I'd have to disagree, mainly since puns are essentially dad jokes, which I happen to love.
If you are reading this blog, I am sure in one form or another you've probably attempted making granola or protein bars. It's not rocket science, which is why I won't spend a lot of time talking about how special this recipe is. I mean, my kids think it's special, which is why they don't last long around my house. Unlike like this blog, the Oregon Trail Mix provides substance to what would ordinarily be just a regular snack. Provide your single serving granola bars with a variety of nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Don't go sourcing a bunch of different ingredients, get them all in one package. It's like one of those Trader Joe's pre-packaged salads. It's all done for you, just dump it in a bowl, and mix! Who doesn't like that? We're all about ease around here.
What you'll need
2 cups Oregon Trail Mix 1 cup old fashioned oats 1 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded 1 cup peanut butter 3/4 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in a bowl and mix until combined.
Place the mixture in a parchment lined 9 x 13 baking dish. Use parchment paper, spatula, or oiled hand to press the mixture down firmly in even layer. Spread chocolate chips over the top and press them into the mixture to stick.
Place dish in the fridge for 30-40 minutes until firm. Remove the bars by lifting the parchment paper and placing it on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to divide into 16 bars. Best if stored in the fridge.
You won't have to worry about figuring out a way to serve these. More often than not, they are gone before I can figure out how to serve then. I've found that cutting them into a traditional granola bar size and wrapping them individually makes a nice presentation, however presentation doesn't matter much depending on your audience. I barely got to take photos before these were gone. I always hide a couple for myself, shhhh.