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Grown-Up Granola Bars

January 24, 2011

This past Friday, B came home from work and declared that this weekend we would make granola bars.  On Saturday, he pulled a scribbled list of ingredients from his pocket, enlisted O’s help, and got to work.  It was our hope that these bars would be appropriate for the whole family to snack on, but they are a teensy bit too crunchy for little O.  I’m hoping to rework the recipe soon so it is more toddler-friendly (softer and less sugar).  Until then, we’ve dubbed these particular treats “grown-up granola bars”.

Grown-Up Granola Bars

  • 2 C Oats
  • 3/4 C Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/3 C Oat Flour
  • 2/3 C Flour
  • 1/2 C Wheat Germ
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 C Craisins
  • 1 C Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 C Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 C Honey (be generous)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13 inch pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients, including craisins and chocolate.  Add oil and stir.  Using the same measuring cup, add honey and stir.
  3. Press into pan and bake for about 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
  4. Using the sides of the parchment paper, lift bars from the pan and place on a flat surface.  Cut into bars while still warm and let cool.  Store in an air-tight container.

Recipe loosely adapted from here.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2011 8:30 am

    Popping over from Simplicity Parenting today…nice post!

    Yum! If you are looking for kid friendly, softer bars, try googling “playgroup granola bars”…after trying several recipes that were too hard for my kids, we settled on this one.


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