Saturday, August 20, 2011

4 ingredient granola bars

My kids love the chewy granola bars we get in the stores, but I hate their price. A $2-$3 box only includes about 8 itty-bitty bars that are gone in two bites. I’ve been experimenting with making homemade granola bars, and the recipe I’ve landed on is pretty good. These would be great for after-school snacks. The best part is that it only requires four ingredients and takes just a few minutes to make!

Easy Four-Ingredient Home
made Granola Bars

2 C.quick oats
1 /2 C. honey
1/2 C. brown sugar
1 stick butter or margarine, softened

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine all the ingredients above and mix thoroughly.

If desired, add nuts or chocolate chips. Grease a 9×13 jelly roll pan. Press the oats mixture down in greased pan and bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool and break into pieces.

If you prefer bars, it’s best to gently cut a little bit before the bars have cooled, then once cool cut the rest of the way.
Thanks to my friend Amy for sharing her recipe!

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1 comment:

Yolanda said...

What a nice recipe! I wonder if I could substitute Sucanat for the brown sugar. Yum. Thank you.