Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Chewy Granola Bars

Chewy Granola Bars

Ingredients:


  • 2 c Oats
  • 1/4 c Flax Seed
  • 3/4 c Seeds of your choice - Chopped
  • 3/4 c Nuts of your choice - Chopped

Toast oats, flax seed, nuts and seeds for 15 minutes at 400 degrees Farenheit

  • 3 T Butter
  •  1/3 c Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 c Honey
  • 1/2 t Salt 

In a sauce pan; combine butter, brown sugar, honey, and salt- bring to a simmer
Stir continuously



Chewy Granola Bars


  • 2 t Almond Extract
  • 1/2 c Raisins or other dried fruit of your choice
Remove sauce pan from heat; add almond extract and raisins


Chewy Granola Bars



Add toasted oat mixture to pan and lay out onto parchment or waxed paper until cooled and firm


Chewy Granola Bars



Cut into bars



Chewy Granola Bars

These will freeze well and will keep in the refrigerator for at least a few days (if they aren't eaten prior).

Enjoy for a quick breakfast on the run, packed in a lunch, or anytime snack.

Future ingredient options: marshmallows, chocolate chips, dried strawberries, salted nuts, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, black pepper.  What flavor combination are you craving?


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