Thursday, October 1, 2009

Homemade Granola Bars...take 1

The other day Auden asked for a granola bar. There was no way that I was going to buy one...most are basically just a cookie with extra oats.

After some searching I found this recipe, which I liked but decide to add back in some peanut butter and chocolate chips (ok so these are basically cookies.)

Granola Bars
2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup sliced almonds
2/3 cup honey
3 Tbs peanut butter
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 300 deg.
Mix the oat and nuts and spread on a cookie sheet, toast in oven about 10 minutes until lightly golden.

Line a baking pan with foil and spread with butter.

Mix the rest of the ingredients into the oats. If the mixture is too hot, place in the freezer for a few minutes before adding the chocolate chips.

Firmly press the mixture into the pan. Bake for about 20 minutes until lightly browned.

Let cool and cut into squares.

In the end we thought that it wasn't sweet enough and too honey flavored. Next time we will try with brown sugar.

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