Monday, February 11, 2013

Granola Bars

I went scrapbooking last weekend with a group of about 30 ladies.  We have been doing this weekend for about 12 years.  Great fellowship with wonderful ladies plus I get to work on my girl's scrapbooks - such a fun weekend.

Amanda is in my Sunday School class and she made these yummy Granola Bars and put one in each of our Goodie Bags.  A couple of ladies didn't show up and it was a race to see who could get the extra Granola Bar from the extra Goodie Bags.

I decided to try them to see if my girls would eat them before they quickly rush out the door for school each morning.  I made a batch and cut them in granola bar size.... and wrapped them individually in plastic wrap.  We Love Them!  I took some to preschool today and the teachers loved them. too.  I think you can be creative with ingredients.  I added Craisins instead of raisins and I threw in some slivered almonds - which really added a nice crunch.  I think your family will love these!!

Granola Bars

1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup or honey (I used honey)
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 tsp. vanilla

Mix together until well blended and add the following:

3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup coconut  (I didn't put in - didn't have any)
1/2 cup sunflower kernels
1/2 cup raisins (or Craisins)
1/3 cup wheat germ
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
1/2 -3/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/2-3/4 cup chocolate chips

Mix well.  Pat into a lightly greased jelly roll pan.  Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.  Cool and cut into bars.  Wrap in plastic wrap for a grab and go breakfast!

*I wanted my dough a little dryer - I added a more oats, kernels, wheat germ and almonds to reach desired consistency

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