Saturday, November 10, 2007

Granola Bars

350° - 20-25 minutes. Serves 24


1 c brown sugar
1/4 c sugar
1/2 c butter, softened
2 T honey
1/2 t vanilla
1 egg
1 c flour
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1-1/2 c rolled oats
1-1/4 c crispy rice cereal
1/2 c wheat germ (optional)
1 c chocolate chips


In a large bowl, cream sugars and butter until fluffy. Add honey, vanilla and egg. Mix well. Blend in flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Stir in remaining ingredients. Press firmly into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Optional Microwave Directions:

Press ingredients into microwave safe dish. Microwave on medium power for 7-9 minutes. Rotate dish every three minutes. Bars will firm as they stand. Cool and cut into bars. Save crumbs for topping yogurt or ice cream.

Makes 24 bars.


In addition to or replacement of chocolate chips:

1 c coconut
1/2 c peanut butter
1/2 c nuts
1/2 - 1 c raisins, dried apples, apricots
1/2 c fruit preserves

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