Long haul flights would keep you tired and hungry as always. After the service and tucking the passengers into their seats and dimming the cabin lights, you would feel your fingers twitch, like searching for something to grab onto. Surely that would happen while you and you fellow flight crew are gossiping at the aft galley. Flight attendants would usually bring something that is not usually served on board for their own consumption. Trail mixes, homemade pasta, chips, snacks from Lotte from your nearby Korean store, and granola bars. One of the crew recently brought with her this box of Quaker Oats Chewy Granola Bars in S’mores. Honestly I wasn’t a fan of granola bars because I think they are not filling, and they are just made from oats. So hence, they don’t have taste at all. But I was completely wrong. After taking a bar out from the box, and taking a bite, the first bite was heaven. And it does tastes like S’mores! Quaker Oats, where have you been all my life?

Quaker Oats Chewy Granola Bars in S'mores

So after the flight, I quickly went to the nearby grocery store and bought like two boxes of it. Thank goodness they are guilty-free snacks. Only a hundred calories and 3% of fat. Seriously they are my alternative for Toblerones. LOL.

Also I checked up online for some recipes that I can do at home.

Choco Chip Granola Bars

INGREDIENTS
2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup wheat germ
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup  semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, flour, raisins and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the honey, egg, oil and vanilla. Mix well using your hands. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges. Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm. Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be too hard to cut.

So I’m off to pack and get some sleep now. Toodles.

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