Saturday, January 17, 2015

Granola Bars

Most every mom has a recipe that is often asked for. In my case it's granola bars. I developed the recipe years ago by modifying the recipe for Puffed Wheat Bars that my mom used to make.

Granola Bars

4 cups oatmeal
1 3/4 cups shredded coconut (I use unsweetened.)
1 cup chopped nuts or nutmeal
A little ground flax seed or wheat germ (optional)

Toast these ingredients lightly in the oven.

In a heavy kettle, melt:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
1 cup brown sugar (I use white sugar with a dabbling of molasses.)

Boil for one minute. Then add:

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
dash salt

Mix thoroughly. Then stir in the toasted oatmeal mixture. Press into cake pan. Cut while slightly warm. Allow to finish cooling before removing from pan.

If you decide to love these, you shouldn't have any trouble following through with your decision.