I transcribe market research audios from home. Today, most of the files were about cereal bars or granola bars. It really made me crave for granola bars while listening to participants describe their experience with the bars. We had some Quaker Oat Cookies and I ate a pack but it didn’t alleviate the craving.
I finally had to take a break and whip up my own. I found a really simple recipe for Energy Bars online and I immediately made a batch. I had to make a lot of substitutions, though. I don’t have any Rice Krispies so I just used oatmeal and we only had rolled oats so that’s what I used. We also didn’t have raisins but I found some dried mixed fruits (papaya, banana and pineapple) and I used that instead. I also liked nuts so I mixed in some almonds and walnuts. And finally, we didn’t have maple syrup so I used honey instead.
Just knowing it was in the ref gave me enough energy to continue working. After a couple of hours, I could finally eat some!
It may not be the same as the store-bought ones but it’s still good. It’s really great with coffee. I’m now ready to do more work. Bring it on!