homemade granola bars

have y'all ever tried making your own granola bars?
i made my first batch recently & they turned out to be the perfect snack!
i got this recipe from @feelgoodfoodie on insta.

no-bake enery bars:
1 cup oats (i used organic rolled oats)
1/3 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup all natural peanut butter
3 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract

mix ingredients together in bowl & then spread mixture in pan & refrigerate for 2 hours. 
slice & enjoy

since i wanted to make these little gems right away i had to use the ingredients that i had at home. here is how i modified & they came out great!

1 cup oats
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (hey, dark chocolate is good for us!)
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp flax seed

i found that putting the bars in the freezer made them stick together a little bit better. 



words of wisdom

i am a big believer in living a happy life. 
sometimes this means being selfish & living for yourself, but that's okay. 
everyone deserves happiness
do what makes you happy. 


a few of my favorite things

 {homemade blt's}

{mt. rainier showing her beauty}

 {legendary doughnuts}

{early morning sunrise}