Monday, September 29, 2014

Rosie Makes Granola Bars

 I've noticed my boys have been buying granola bars,
since they leave the wrappers all over the damn place.
And those bars are expensive.
I know I can make granola bars, cheaper and better.
So I did.
Last time I made granola bars,
I jotted a few notes in the margins of my "recipe"
for suggestions for the next time.
And my suggestions worked.
This was better than the first batch.

 Rosie's Granola
4 cups oatmeal
1 1/2 cups grape nuts
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dried dates
1/4 cup honey
1/8 cup maple syrup (the real deal, not the chemicals)
1/8 cup coconut oil
1 stick unsalted butter, melted

Thoroughly mix all dry ingredients together.
Add in liquid ingredients.
Stir to incorporate.
Spread evenly onto greased rimmed, baking sheet.
Bake at 300° 35-40 minutes.
Let cool in pan, then slice into bars.
  Hide them.

 Nice chewy textures
and I love the flavors.

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