Saturday, January 3, 2009

Chewy Granola Bars = Yum-my!

I made these today, and they were a huge hit!

Chewy Granola Bars

4½ cups rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup butter or margerine, softened
1/2 cup honey (I used light corn syrup and still thought they were delicious!)
1/3 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips **

1. Preheat oven to 325° F. Lightly grease one 9x13 pan
2. In a large bowl combine the oats, flour, baking soda, vanilla, butter or margerine, honey or corn syrup, and brown sugar. Stir in the 2 cups chocolate chips.**
3. Lightly press mixture into the prepared pan. Bake at 325° for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes then cut into bars. Let bars cool completely in pan before removing or serving.

Yields: 18 bars

**Use any combination of chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, raisins, chopped dried fruits, candy coated chocolate pieces, chopped nuts, marshmallows, etc.

I used 1 cup mini chocolate chips and 1 cup white chocolate chips, and I will gladly do that combination again!


  1. You are a dear! I've been looking for a recipe that I might like - and of COURSE - my daughter comes up with one!! Love it! And you!

  2. Hi Shannon. Thanks for visiting my blog! Have you ever sat and figured up about how much it costs to do 18 bars? I was just wondering from a cost perspective. Thanks! They sound yummy!

  3. Thank you Shannon. I agree, that homemade is certainly best, especially if it costs the same or, in this case, less! I was just wondering because my kids love Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme pies (a weakness of our whole family) and I found a recipe to make them. But I just couldn't do it for anywhere near the cost of $1.40 a box at Walmart, so I decided to just save my time and buy those. There are only so many hours in the day!! :) I will try those granola bars, though. They sound really good.