Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More Granola Bars

These are the granola bars I forgot to post a day or so ago. They are really good and the recipe is easily customized as far as the optional add-in items. For this particular picture I used 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup yogurt covered raisins, 1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanuts, 1/2 sunflower seeds. For a subsequent batch I used dried cranberries instead of raisins, and a few white baking chips instead of the yogurt raisins. It was all really good.

Extra Chewy Granola Bars

4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups assorted add-ins

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9x13 inch pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour, baking soda, vanilla, butter or margarine, honey and brown sugar. Stir in the 2 cups assorted chocolate chips, raisins, nuts etc.
3. Lightly press mixture into the prepared pan. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes then cut into bars. Let bars cool completely in pan before removing or serving.


  1. this looks great, can't wait to try it! thanks so much for this blog! maybe I should do a recipe blog too.......

  2. Frau, thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment. I actually thought of you when I originally found this recipe. Ha. I was pleased to find it too, because I like granola bars, but I refuse to fork over as much money as they want for the good ones in the stores, and even then you don't know what you are going to get.

    I forgot to note that hubby loves these; he will sit and eat several of them at a time. LOL I thought they'd be good to make with just 2 cups of chopped mixed dried fruit.

    Tell me what you come up with to put into yours.