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!

3 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  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.

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