Help me name these bars.

A friend gave me a recipe for “healthy low fat granola bars”, which I modified to make it even better for you by using ground flax seed instead of eggs, applesauce instead of oil and dumping in some wheat germ. The flax seeds and the wheat germ make it look chocolatey, but there’s not a drop of chocolate in it.  Not that I would mind, but Jason doesn’t eat chocolate.  Bummer.

These bars saved us on our trip to Paris and back — lunch breaks are not a priority with Jason when we are out looking at prairies, ha. One of the guys on the trip started calling them “Buffalo Chips”, but I don’t really like that name. So then J started calling them “Bison Bars”, but that makes it sound like they are some kind of jerky!

So what do you think?

They also have dried fruit including wild cherries, blueberries, apricots and cranberries — plus walnuts — you basically add in whatever you have on hand.

Oh and that reminds me, I owe everyone the recipe for the famous chocolate cake! Will post it soon.

8 Replies to “Help me name these bars.”

  1. How about Prairie Bars? My Mom makes a Brownie Bar that everyone just loves (well not me as I don’t eat chocolate.) Anyway, they became known as Funeral Bars in our family after she made them a few times to take to funeral service dinners. All these years later those cookies are stilled called that! So, since your bars helped fortify you on your Prairie tour maybe Prairie Bars would work for a name.

    Glad to “see” you again. Your spring picture is gorgeous! We are having a snow storm today!


  2. Oooo, I like “prairie bars” — why didn’t I think of that!?!

  3. When you listed the ingredients, I imagined all of the things a bear would eat before hibernation…. so I’d call them Hibernation Bars!

  4. how about “HEALTHY INDULGENCE”. i have been on weight watchers for 4 years (i am a lifetime member) lost 50lbs and jhave kept it off, and I would love that! looks,sounds and i am sure is delicious!

  5. I like “prairie bar”. That was where you were introduced to the original. Wait till I tell Marilyn!!!
    By the way, you’ll need to share your receipe if you can. Perhaps even better you could enter it in a cooking contest and win millions!!!

  6. Charlene in FL says:

    Lisa, how does the flax seed stand in for the eggs? I’ve used applesauce for oil so understand that but aren’t the eggs a binder? They look awesome. What kind of flour did you use? I mill my own whole wheat.

    I love the Prairie Bar name as well.

  7. Dennis Fitzhugh says:

    Hmm. I kind of like the name “Lofa Bars”. Implies different things on a couple of levels, yet easy and fun to say. To me it kind of connotes relaxed, fun food (but hidden inside is a scrubber).

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