Monday, January 5, 2015

Granola Bars, Simplified

There have been a few requests from people to post a more simplified version of my granola bars. It has been a very long time since blogging, but with these requests, I wanted to get this out there for them to enjoy. I think I had so much fun experimenting with my last granola bars granola bars, that I got a little carried away.

These granola bars are amazing for kids lunches and freeze really well. You can substitute healthier sweeteners if you would like. You can always add a handful of raisins, dried nuts, or wheat germ.

Granola Bars

1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 T. honey
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2  cup oats
1 1/4 cup rice krispies
1/4 cup peanut butter - optional
1. cup chocolate chips

Cream together sugar, butter, and honey. Add egg and peanut butter and mix well. In another bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Add to sugar mixture.

Add oats, rice krispies, and chocolate chips. Press into a 9x13 pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 22 to 30 minutes, or until slightly brown on top.

These granola bars will "set" as they cool, so you don't want to overcook them unless you want really hard granola bars. Take them out of the oven while it is still soft in the middle, but browning on the edges, like with cookies. Then let it "set" for several hours. You can experiment with how done you want your granola bars to be. Enjoy!


Cheree said...

1/2 c and 1/4 cup of what kind of sugar?

Linda said...

So the 1/2 cup was suppose to be butter :). I fixed it now. The 1/4 cup is granulated sugar.