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Granola Bars

July 3, 2009

The other night I decided I wanted to make granola bars. I adapted the recipe from this one, which is adapted from yet another recipe, but that one’s no longer posted, so I can’t link to it! As far as I can tell everyone who likes to cook absolutely must alter the recipe they are following in some way to make it their own. And people who don’t like to cook follow recipes to the T!
Here’s what went into my granola bars:

  • 1/2 cup organic honey
  • 1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup mixed rolled cereal (wheat flakes, barley flakes, etc)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts (a combo of salted macadamia nuts, pecans, and almonds)
  • 1/2 cup Kashi Autumn Harvest cereal
  • 1/2 chocolate covered cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon (ish) vanilla

Lightly oil an 8×8 pan. Heat the honey and peanut butter over low heat. While that’s warming up, mix all other dry ingredients together in a bowl. Once the honey and peanut butter are liquid, remove them from heat, pour in the vanilla and mix. Pour the liquid mix over the dry and smoosh it all together until combined. Scoop into pan and press down to smooth top. I stuck this in the freezer and then cut it into 12 bars. Right now I have them living in the fridge, and they’re plenty firm, but I’m not sure how they’d hold up at room temp.

Pan o' granola bars!

Pan o' granola bars!

Try them, they’re good! If you put anything chocolate or chocolate covered into your mix the chocolate will melt into the bars and cover everything nicely. Have fun trying your own combo!

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