Friday, July 10, 2009

Homemade Granola Bars

These chewy lovlies are packed and ready to be shipped to who knows where (where ever my husband's ship is). They can be customized to fit anyone's tastes. My hubby is quite the healthy eater so I mixed in a variety of dried fruit from my local natural foods store.


Chewy Granola Bars

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups crisp rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup dried fruit assorted or chocolate chips
1) Preheat oven to 350° and lightly grease or spray 9 x 13 pan

2) In large bowl, beat brown sugar, sugar, and butter until light and fluffy.
Blend in honey, vanilla and egg.

3) In separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.

4) Add flour mixture gradually to sugar mixture and beat until combined.

5) By hand, stir in almonds, chocolate chips and oats until well mixed.

6) Press mixture firmly in bottom of greased pan, and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes, or until light golden brown.

7) Cool and cut into squares.



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