HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS


HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS

Tired of buying school snacks that you dont know the ingredients of? How much sugar is really in those bars and muffins? What is monosodium glutamate? Are these snacks really as healthy as they claim to be? If these are the questions you ask yourself then here is a solution for you.

I love to take granola bars to school and I have fun deciding what to put into them every time! So here is my best recipe for you to try, and see what you can be creative with in adding to your own bars.

Take 3 cups of Quaker oats and 1/2 cup of raisens and set them aside.

In a sauce pan, bring to a slow boil:

 

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup (Karo syrup)(some people replace with honey)  and still constantly until well mixed and the sugar is desloved. remove from heat. Stir in:
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon liquid vanilla or equivillant of powder 
Pour this mix over the Oats and stir in until all oats are wet and let stand for 10 minutes.  Stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and press firmly into a lightly greased non stick pan, When cool cut into bars.  
You may substitute the chocolate chips with M&Ms, or other items like nuts, other dried fruits from the markets like dried cranberries, dried mango, pineapple, banana chips, SUNFLOWER seeds, flax seeds, etc. Get YOUR kids involved and see what their imagination comes up with.  :)))
Sara
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