Good recipes to share with friends.
I hadn’t made these bars in a very long time. They use Splenda (easily replaced with white sugar), which I pretty much stopped using a few years ago in favour of using natural sugars, and less of them. But, when I wanted a low-sugar recipe, I instantly remembered this gem from the Splenda cookbook. They’re a nice, healthy snack, and are always really popular when I take them to parties, whether I use sugar or sweetener.
As I said, I don’t use Splenda that much anymore. The ingredients I like the most for sweetening are pureed fruits, like bananas, applesauce, dates or nectars. I think even if I am having more sugar than if I used an artificial sweetener, I’m probably getting more nutrients. Now, there’s a lot of debate around the topic of sweeteners, including how much of the nutrients are lost in the preparation… but that’s my take.
Still, this recipe contains great stuff like whole-wheat flour, bananas and oats. It also tastes delicious. So dig in.
Since this recipe is so great for any party (sleepovers, potlucks, BBQs), here’s an excellent party song. It’s been stuck in my head on a weekly basis since the album by Cloud Nothings came out in April. Every time I hear it, I want to dance so bad:
How great is that? The ending is so weird. I love it.
Bana-na Na-na Boo-boo Bars
Makes 16 small squares