Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chewy Granola Bars

I admit I am doing a lot of baking this week due to end of the year stuff and birthdays. Soon though I would like to include a series of salad recipes! Be prepared! This recipe is from allrecipes.com. You can make them your own by picking different ingredients to add in. Try using any combination of miniature chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, raisins, chopped dried fruits, candy-coated chocolate pieces, chopped nuts, etc...

4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour (I used ww flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease one 9x13 inch pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour, baking soda, vanilla, butter, honey and brown sugar. Stir in the 2 cups assorted choc chips, raisins, nuts, etc.
3. Lightly press mixture into the prepared pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes then cut into bars. Let bars cool completely in pan before removing or serving.

After creaming together the honey, sugar, butter, vanilla, and baking soda.

After adding the flour.

After adding oats. Remember that I doubled the recipe.

Here it is right before I placed it in the oven!


Alyson said...

So are they "chewy" or "crunchy"? They look really yummy!

Sallysue said...

I will ask the taste testers tomorrow. They are supposed to be very chewy.

Sallysue said...

FYI: I took them to a potluck tonight and they were all gone in a matter of minutes.

Jenn said...

They look really yummy! (Although I'm partial to M&M's!) :)

Emily said...

These bars look great! I've been thinking about making something similar to this. I love the bright color of the M&M's.