Monday, November 24, 2008

Granola Bars

I made these chewy granola bars on Saturday. I'm always buying granola bars because it's such a quick and healthy snack and thought..why not try making my own.

I found this recipe in
4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups of raisins, nuts, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, seeds, dried fruit, whatever combination your imagination and taste buds come up with will work.

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and lightly grease one 9x13 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 F (165 degrees C) 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 wrapped each bar in wax paper, then into a large zip lock bag and then into the freezer. Just grab and go, great little snack.

1 comment:

Powell River Books said...

They sound yummy. I've bought some granola bars at Ljubos in the Townsite and they were pretty good, but they were crunchier than chewy. We don't have much freezer room at the cabin, but a small batch might be nice as a winter treat. - Margy