It turns out sticky sweet molasses can actually be good for you!
Look for the blackstrap variety.
And today a chunky little molasses bar is the perfect get-up-and-go treat!
Ginger Molasses Granola Bars
From Sam of What will I cook today?
Adapted from Good Life Eats, which also has directions on tried-and-true oat/nut/binder/sweetener proportions to make any kind of granola bar you wish!
1/3 cup molasses
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1-2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2/3 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Now chunkify!…Ginger Molasses Granola Bars
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