Thursday, July 31, 2008

Granola Bars

My son is allergic to peanuts and all granola bars say that they MAY contain peanuts. So I found this great recipe for homemade Granola Bars. This way I can add whatever extra ingredients that will suit my family. I made them the other day. They are yummy and SUPER easy.
Feel free to experiment with the ingredients. I left out the coconut, replaced the mini M&Ms with chocolate chips and they tasted just fine.

Chewy Granola Bars Recipe:
2 1/2 c. Oats - quick rolled oats
1/2 c. Rice Krispies
1/4 c. coconut
1/2 c. M&M minis
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Add all of the ingredients and mix together until combined. Press into a square 8×8 pan. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and score into bars. Let it set completely and then cut into bars. For thinner bars, press mix into a 9×13 pan. They seem to set a little better in the 9×13 pan.

Great Tip: Spray vegetable spray into the measuring cup before you add a sticky substance, like honey! It should slide right off.

***Original recipe can be found HERE. Below is a picture from that website. (much more colorful than mine)


debra said...

YUM- none of us even have peanut allergies, but those look tasty! What a great idea! THANKS FOR SHARING!

The Schauers Family said...

Looks like the granola bars you get at Sams Club or Costco -- but yours have chocolate!!! YUM