Grandpa's Sticks

Think of these as something a bit like granola bars, but entirely different. Little nutty cake, not really. They aren't too sweet, definitely not cakey. A bit chewy if you bake them just right...mmmmm. My favorite.

"Sticks" are something I ate as a child. I loved eating them while on long car, we're continuing the tradition. {Long car ride coming up, y'all.}

They are SUPER easy to make. Really it would take less than 10 minutes to get them into the oven if you didn't have children fighting over the blue sippy cup and dumping water all over the laminate floor. eeek

Go ahead and preheat your oven to 375 degrees F {if you think you have 10 or 20 spare minutes} .

First, I mix up the dry ingredients {flour, salt, sugar} and add in the softened coconut oil.
Stir it up with a fork, pressing out the clumps.

Then chop up the nuts and soak them in warm water for just a couple minutes.

Mix wet and dry, stir, then knead into a nice soft ball of dough.

Roll out onto a greased cookie sheet and cut into 1" by 3" sticks {real precise, now - just kidding} ;p

Poke little fork holes, just for fun {I used to enjoy counting the holes as I ate them...}

Bake for 20-30 minutes (really, it depends how thin you rolled the dough). Try not to let them burn! Get them out early if you want a chewy stick.

Grandpa's Sticks
always made with sweet thoughts of Grandpa Tom

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil, softened a bit
2/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together flour, salt and brown sugar. Melt coconut oil until soft and add to flour mixture. Soak chopped walnuts in 1/2 cup of water for 5 minutes or so. Mix wet and dry until combined and carefully form into a soft ball of dough. Roll dough out onto a greased cookie sheet and cut into sticks. Poke holes with a fork and then bake for 20-30 minutes.

What kind of car snacks did you love as a kid?