In my mind granola bars are one of the best snacks around – they give you the perfect balance between having something sweet while still being good for you. So when I need a quick breakfast in the morning, or just need a sweet kick to pick me up in the afternoon, they make for the perfect bite to eat at any time of the day.
In my quest to find more great handmade muesli and granola, I was delighted to discover a new artisan producer based in Sydney, called Farmer Jo’s. From their small kitchen in Surry Hills they make a range of roasted and non-roasted mueslis with delicious flavours like Green Apple & Dried Muscadel, Pineapple & Quinoa Crunch, and Hazelnut & Dark Chocolate Orange.
My favourite would have to be the Burnt Fig and Cinnamon Almond variety which makes the prefect base for my easy sticky and sweet granola bar recipe. So go and grab a bag of Farmer Jo’s if you are in the area, or otherwise if you are feeling inspired you can always make your own homemade muesli.
- 1kg of granola or toasted muesli (I used Farmer Jo's Burnt Fig and Cinnamon Almond)
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- Place the honey, butter and brown sugar in a pot over medium heat. Cook until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture starts to bubble.
- Combine the liquid and dry ingredients and mix well, making sure everything is covered with a lick of sweetness.
- Line your tin with baking paper and transfer your mixture into it, making sure you pack it down firmly.
- Lay another sheet of baking paper over the top and compress down with some weights (I used another tin with some tomato cans on top).
- Place in the fridge to set over night.
- Once set, remove from the tin carefully and cut into 10 x 3cm bars (or whatever size you prefer).
Homemade granola bars ready to enjoy any time of the day!
Note on product promotions:
I have not received any free products or payment from Farmer Jo’s to promote their product. The inclusion of their product in this recipe is because I think they make great tasting muesli!