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Making Homemade Granola Bars


I'm looking for a recipe for homemade granola bars. Preferably one without too much sugar. Any ideas?



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By mcw [80] 02/26/2008

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By Linda (Guest Post) 02/27/2008


1/2 c. soft butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. corn syrup
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 c. quick oatmeal
1 c. chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan. Beat butter, sugar, and syrup until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Add and mix oats and chips. Press firmly into pan. Bake 20 to 23 minutes. Cool a couple hours. Cut.

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By Michawn [18] 02/27/2008

google Birdseed Bars, I think it's under All Recipes. It doesn't SOUND like a granola bar, but you can cut them granola bar shapes. You don't bake. Only 1/2 cup brown sugar (I use half real and half Splenda Brown sugar) and honey. They are chocolately and awesome!

I toast flax seeds and sesame seeds (before using, brings out better flavor and flax seeds are actually chewable), and tweak the ingredients. Original recipes doesn't have flax seeds, I just took out some of the sunflower seeds. I also used some Puffed brown rice in place of the rice krispy. My daughter LOVEs these! If you find the recipe, add the cocoa powder to the liquid, not to the dry ingredients, cook liquids slowlllllly. You can place in a 9x13 or larger pan, press hard and cut when cool (if you can wait that long!).

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By Doris [2] 02/28/2008

Granola Bars Recipe
From "Atlanta Cooknotes," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox newsletter.
1/4 cup softened butter or margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons orange juice
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup granola cereal
1/4 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter and add sugar. Mix in egg, flavorings, and orange juice. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, barely blending. Stir in raisins, cereal, and nuts. Bake in a greased nine by nine-inch pan for 30 to 35 minutes. Recipe can be doubled and baked in a nine by thirteen-inch pan for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. SERVINGS: 2 dozen

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