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Old 09-13-2012, 08:01 PM   #1
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Sharing my chewy granola bar recipe

adapted from http://amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com...nola-bars.html


3 Tbsp canola oil
1/2 cup loosely scooped brown sugar
1/4 cup honey or corn syrup
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
couple pinches of salt
at least 3 cups but no more than 4ish cups of any combo of leftover granola, rolled oats, wheat germ, ground flax, nuts, raisins, rice krispies, cheerios...anything. I have been using 2 cups oats, 1 cup rice krispies, 1/4 wheat germ, 1/4 cheerios because that's what I have on hand.

combine dry ingredients, spices, and salt in a bowl

on the stove combine the oil, brown sugar, corn syrup or honey over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Bring to boil and stir til sugar dissolves (not long like a couple minutes). Pour over dry ingredients and mix well. Press firmly into glass baking pan (I have been using my smallest rectangle pyrex), let set in fridge for a while and cut into bars.

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I just wanted to share because these are so good and have been just what I had been looking for. Something relatively healthy (although a bit sugary) to grab as an afternoon snack or send with my husband if he wakes up to late to have breakfast. I know I can up the healthy factor and staying power a bit more with flax seed and nuts and maybe even a little protein powder. I have made 3 batches this week. The way I cut them is into like 1 inch by 2 inch bars and I get about 16 of them in a pan. We LOVE them. Every other granola bar recipe I have tried turned out more like a crumbly mess but these are actually chewy! I individually wrap them in plastic wrap and store them on the counter.

If you don't like the spices, leave them out but I love them. I guess the key is ratio of sweet "syrup" to dry ingredients and you could use pretty much anything you want.

hope this helps someone!

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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oh yummy I'll have to give this a try...thanks for posting
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I love trying new homemade bar recipes! Thanks so much for sharing
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I'm going to have to try these. Thanks!
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Re: Sharing my chewy granola bar recipe

Ooooo!!! Thanks for sharing! I'm going to make these this week, what a great after-school snack idea!
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