Thursday, July 23, 2009

Homemade Granola Bars

I'm looking for cheap and easy ways to snack (healthy too!) This recipe is great, especially with the substitutions. I just need to buy some mini chocolate chips for next time so they stretch farther. I used chocolate chips and crasins.

Easy Granola Bars
4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour (or ground whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup butter, softened — or substitute applesauce
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips or raisins, crasins, nuts

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Lightly grease one 9×13 inch pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour, baking soda, vanilla, butter or margarine, honey and brown sugar. Stir in the 2 cups assorted chocolate chips, raisins, nuts etc.
3. Lightly press mixture into the prepared pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes then cut into bars. Let bars cool completely in pan before removing or serving.
I think the recipe would be even better with 1/4 cup Karo Syrup too. They are a little dry, but still good.
This recipe came from this site. Food Storage Made

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