so easy granola bars

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By Kathy Griffin
from Oneonta, AL

I was looking through my Cooking Light magazine last week and came across a granola bar recipe. Well some of the ingredients in it I do not like, so I thought well if I take the cooking time from it I should be able to put in what I like, so I think the cooking time and the oatmeal is all that is the same, but I still got the general idea from that recipe. So about 75% mine, 25% theirs. Hope y'all enjoy

serves 12-20
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For so easy granola bars

  • 3 1/2 c
    oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 c
    dried cranberries, raisins or dates( or mix)
  • 1 c
    nuts, chopped ( walnuts, pecans, peanuts etc... can mix)
  • 1 c
    peanut butter
  • 1/2 c
    coconut, flaked( sweet or unsweet)
  • 1/2 c
    chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c
    peanut butter chips
  • 4 Tbsp
    flaxseed meal ( optional)
  • 3/4 c
    honey
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • cooking spray

How To Make so easy granola bars

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350. Spread oatmeal and chopped nuts on large baking sheet and toast for 10 minutes. Let cool
  • 2
    In a large bowl add oatmeal, nuts, dried fruit(cranberries, raisins, etc....) flaxseed meal, chocolate & PB chips, coconut. toss together some to mix it up.
  • 3
    Spray a 9x13 baking dish and set aside. In a medium sauce pan add peanut butter, honey, salt, vanilla and canola oil heat over medium until honey and pb is well melted , cook another minute then pour over oatmeal mixture. Stir well. Pour into the baking dish,press down and bake at 350 for 13 minutes. Let cool and then cut into size bars you want.
  • 4
    ***** You can drizzle with melted chocolate chips or honey if you want*****
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