Thursday, July 15, 2010
Super-duper granola bars
After buying boxes of ready-made granola bars containing who-knows-what ingredients plus all that packaging...I have been using this really easy recipe and making them myself instead.
This recipe is great because you can throw in bits of this and that--whatever you have on hand or whatever your family likes.
This is how we like 'em:
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 cups oats
1 cup rice cereal
1/2 cup broken pretzels (recommended!!)
some sunflower seeds, chopped nuts, raisins (or whatever you have on hand)
handful of chocolate chips
Boil over medium-high heat: 4 tablespoons butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup honey.
Then simmer on medium-low for about 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and add 2 cups of oats, 1 cup of rice cereal, 1/2 cup of broken pretzels, and other fruit and nut additions.
Spread into a 9 x 13 pan.
Sprinkle some chocolate chips on top and press them into the bars. (Don't stir these into the warm mixture...unless you prefer them melted and not as chips.)
Cool and slice into bars.
What is your favorite granola bar recipe?
Tell me, tell me!!