Back-to-school snacks: Healthier homemade granola bar recipes

Aug 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Granola bars are perfect for jam-packed mornings and after-school starvation. Make your own with these simple, unique and equally delicious recipes.

1. Homemade healthy granola bars

Homemade healthy granola bars

Keep it simple by fixing up the traditional granola bar for your child's lunch. A bit healthier than the store-bought version, this simple recipe is homemade with love.

2. Gluten-free oatmeal energy bars

Gluten-free oatmeal energy bars

A perfect snack for kids who participate in sports, the gluten-free oatmeal energy bar will give them the fuel that they need for an after-school practice or game. Your child is sure to know that mom is their biggest fan when they take a bite into these healthy and delicious snacks.

3. Gluten-free crunchy vanilla chocolate coconut cereal bars

Gluten-free crunchy vanilla chocolate coconut cereal bars

A great recipe option for breakfast or after-school snack, the gluten-free crunchy vanilla chocolate coconut cereal bar sounds much more complex than it really is. Made with a few sweet ingredients, your child will feel like she's biting into a dessert rather than a healthy snack option.

4. Quinoa chocolate chip granola bars

Quinoa chocolate chip granola bars

Quinoa is more than just a rice alternative; it can be used in your granola bar recipe as well. Made sweet with honey and chocolate chips, these quinoa chocolate chip granola bars are good and good for you.

5. Chocolate peanut butter oat bars

Chocolate peanut butter oat bars

Probably the least healthy option on this list, the chocolate peanut butter oat bar is undoubtedly delectable. Concocted out of butter, brown sugar, milk, oats, peanut butter and of course, chocolate, this bar is best as a dessert rather than a breakfast or quick healthy snack.

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