Granola Bar Recipe - Food Forum

Mike $

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I've been perfecting these for a few years now, and here is the latest and greatest iteration. I hope you try them, they're easy and delicious, and 20 times better than the store brands. You will need a scale or you can eyeball half of an 18oz. box of oats. Good luck

Ingredients:

Preheat oven to 350F and toast the following until nuts are lightly golden:
9oz Rolled or Old Fashioned Oats
1-1/3 cups Chopped Almonds, and/or Pecans, Walnuts, Peanuts...I used all of them in equal amounts

In a medium sauce pan over medium heat bring to boil then simmer until sugar dissolves:
2/3 stick of Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup of Honey
1/3 cup of packed Brown Sugar
1/4 teaspoon of Salt
1 teaspoon of real Vanilla Extract
Let the mixture set for 5 minutes

Add to toasted nuts and oats:
1 cup Rice Crispies cereal
1/2 cup chopped Cranberries (the dried type, not fresh)

add the cool mixture to the Oat/Nuts/Fruit mixture and stir until evenly coated.

Spread out evenly on a parchement lined 13X9 inch sheet pan (1/4 sheet pan) and set in oven for 10 minutes and then turn pan 180 degrees every 5 minutes thereafter until edges crisp up to a golden brown color. Allow to cool and cut into whatever size you like to deal with. I like to leave half a dozen in a plastic bag on the counter and the rest in the freezer to take out as needed.

Good luck, enjoy.
 

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Wow! It sounds great! I'm trying to lead a healthy lifestyle and eat healthy food. Thanks for the recipe, I'll check it out!
 

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I like this, but since I'm lactose intolerant, I'll substitute Earth Bound Vegan Unsalted Buttery Sticks. I just used that to make semi-sweet dark chocolate candy cups, came out great.


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Indeed granola bars are one of the best healthy snacks, yet there is something way tastier than this. Have you guys ever oat bars with dry fruits? I've read several articles on this topic, and it looks like dry fruits are an incredible source of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. In addition to this, you don't need to use any sugar, which is even better. Speaking about vitamins, do you take any vitamins? I've been looking yesterday here and got lost in the variety of vitamins. Suddenly I realized that I might need to take some, for just in case, but I didn't know what exactly to buy.
 
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have you ever think about creating own books with recipes? Speaking about myself, I have plan to the future of writing book with recipes. Now I sometimes write recipes for local newspapers. I used recipe template of burgers here because I like the desigh of it. Design of book or newspaper need to be colorful with interesting title to me.
 
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EDW

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Looks like a good recipe and similar to some I have done. It is a lot of fun to try different dried fruit, use coconut, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds, swap maple syrup for honey, use almond extract instead of vanilla (or in addition). They can be tweaked for your individual tastes