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Recipe Exploration: Chewy Granola Bars

February 6, 2012 1 comment
Name: Chewy Granola Bars
By: Renee (modified from All Recipes)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Bake Time: 20 minutesServings: 18

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½  cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped peanuts
  • ½ cup dried cranberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9×13 inch pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the honey, melted butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract.  Mix until completely combined.
  3. In another bowl mix the oats, flour, baking soda and cinnamon.  Slowly add oat mixture to honey mixture stirring as you go.  Stir in 2 cups assorted chocolate chips, raisins, nuts etc.
  4. Lightly press mixture into the prepared pan. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 18 to 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.

Notes:

  • Feel free to experiment with the nuts and fruit inside these bars.
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