Sunday, December 21, 2008

Chewy Dark Chocolate Granola Bars

A while back my grandma asked me to find her a good granola recipe. I found this recipe from Big City Cooking and it could not have been any easier. I made up 2 big pans of this recipe, cut into bars and wrapped individually so she can freeze them and take them out as needed. I tasted a broken bar and it reminded me of a cliff bar in the softness and texture. I can see myself making these, and other variations of granola bars often.

3 1/2 c. oatmeal
1 c. rice crispies
1 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. melted butter
1 mashed banana
1/2 c. honey (I used 1/4 cup of honey and 1/4 cup of corn syrup because I didn't have enough honey!)
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 c. Dark Chocolate M&M's
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 325F. Grease a 9" x 13" pan.

In large bowl, mix everything except the chocolate raisins and nuts. Add those after the oatmeal mixture is well mixed.

Press into pan. Bake for 18-22 min, until golden brown. Cool 10 min, slice. Cool completely before removing from pan.


Tiffany and Ganesh said...

i have always thought about making my own bars since i eat a lot of these for breakfast. i will definitely try these. they look great!!

Erin said...

These look so pretty and delicious!

~Amber~ said...

These sound awesome!

Joelen said...

Oooh, I wouldn't have thought to add banana in the mix! I love how chock full this is of yumminess!

wifeplzak said...

I am glad you liked these!

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