Recipe for Granola Bars: A Gran{d}ola Ole Time!

By Jul 7, 2011May 13th, 201212 Comments

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Question: Can I make my own granola bars?

I tried to this afternoon with wonderful results.

Easy peasy, and cost friendly too.

granola bars recipe

I call mine Trail Mix Granola Bars– you will see why in a minute.

Start with one part butter, to one part honey, to two parts brown sugar.

Place in a deep pot over medium heat.

granola bars recipe

Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

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Stir in granola, puffed rice cereal, and any other goodies– I chose golden raisins, chocolate chips, and pretzel rods.

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I waited for the mixture to cool until I added the chips– so they would not melt. I just greased up my hands and pressed everything down into a cookie pan with a lip.

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Refrigerate– a good hour or so.

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Dump pan onto a cutting board and cut into bars. It makes at least 20.

granola bars recipe

Enjoy one with a cold glass of milk. YUM.

Recipe for Granola Bars

1 stick of unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
3 to 4 cups granola, such as Back to Nature brand
1 cup rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup thin pretzel sticks
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

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Emily is a apron-wearing, camera-wielding, mother and pilots wife who has found her niche in discovering a reason to celebrate every day and enjoying the simple things life has to offer.