For all that they are marketed as healthy meal alternatives or snacks on the go, granola bars are pretty damn bad for you. With high fructose corn syrup ranking among the top five ingredients in the ingredients list and a bunch of other cheap corn products thrown into the mix, you wouldn't be much better off eating Cheetos.
But granola bars can be healthy if you make them yourself. Check out this episode of The Minimalist with Mark Bittman to learn how to make healthy, no-bake almond and apricot granola bars.
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