Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Homemade granola bars!

today started out with homemade chocolate chip granola bars. We all really enjoyed them and the kids decided they are a must for our upcoming camping trip! Only problem...they are hard to stop eating! I am going to try some other things in them next week to see what other yummy healthy treats we can come up with! like raisin or craisin!! yummy!!

So here is the recipe we used:

4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup raw honey (I'll probably add a bit more next time for more moisture and sweetness)
1-2 Tbsp organic peanut butter (optional)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (can use more or less or vegan chips if desired)

1. Combine all ingredients, but chocolate chips. Stir well. Stir in Chocolate chips (I chopped mine up a bit as I didn't want huge chocolate chips and instead just mini like)

2. Lightly press mixture into lightly greased pan (hint: a ziplock bag lightly coated in cooking spray works well as a 'glove' for pressing)

3. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Let cool about 8 min, cut into bars (I did some larger and some smaller). Let bars cool completely in pan before removing.


1 comment:

Elizabeth S said...

Looks great. I'll have to try it!