Oats, nuts, dried fruits, dates and nut butter are a few ingredients that are commonly found in snack bars, but this recipe for 'Chewy Apple Cheddar Potato Granola Bars' from the Cupcake Project forgoes most of them.
As the Cupcake Project recipe was developed for the Idaho Potato Commission, potatoes are a main ingredient in these snack bars, alongside unsweetened applesauce and shredded sharp cheddar cheese. This combination creates a dense snack bar that's sure to satisfy one's hunger and desire for good taste.
With their eyes on health, many consumers are looking for food products that replace traditionally sweet ingredients with savory ones. As a result, food manufacturers have the opportunity to respond to these consumer desires to experiment by making unique ingredient substitutions.