|Homemade Granola Bars!|
Here's the full sugar recipe, they are really delicious and my family loves them!
Homemade Granola Bars!
6 cups old fashioned Oats
1/4 cup canola oil
6 TBS butter melted
1 tsp salt
Combine the Oats, oil, salt and butter in a big bowl and toss. Preheat the oven to 325 and put the mixture onto TWO lightly oiled cookie sheets, put them in the oven and toast for 20 minutes until lightly brown, checking and shaking the pans so nothing burns.
Meanwhile make up the goodness (or should I say glue) that holds the bars together.
Combine in a medium saucepan:
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Molasses
1/2 cup honey
3 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup apple juice (here is where I changed the recipe, I didn't have apple juice, so I added WATER instead).
Bring this all to a simmer.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl add the Toasted Oats and the following:
1 1/2 cups Rice cereal
1 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup salted peanuts (this is where I changed the recipe too, PW used pecans, but I thought the salted peanuts would add a nice little salted flavor to the sweetness, and it did!)
1 cup flaked coconut (another changed)
1 cup Wheat Germ
Raise the oven temp to 350
Add all the ingredients to the toasted oatmeal and then the sugar mixture, mix really well. Line ONE cookie sheet with foil and spray or oil it. Pat the ingredients onto the cookie sheet and bake in a 350 oven for 25 minutes, will be slightly browned. Remove and cool on a rack, the bars will firm and crisp up while cooling. Do not cut the bars while hot, they won't be firm! Enjoy!