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How to make granola bars....

I want to make some homemade granola bars for my daughter that she can eat on her way to school... she is a  teen that is always on the run  ... I want her to have something healthier and more filling than the boxed bars... I was thinking about making them like Rice Krispie treats but replacing the rice cereal with low fat granola, dried cranberries, coconut, almonds and a few mini white chips.... Does anyone else have any suggestion on how to make them?

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Asked by TraceyLu at 7:44 AM on Apr. 22, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
    1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
    2 tablespoons butter, melted
    1 cup flaked coconut
    1 cup sliced almonds
    1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
    1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
    In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sweetened condensed milk, butter, coconut, almonds, chocolate chips and cranberries with your hands until well blended. Press flat into the prepared pan.
    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, depending on how crunchy you want them. Lightly browned just around the edges will give you moist, chewy bars. Let cool for 5 minutes, cut into squares then let cool completely before serving.

    Answer by vbruno at 11:10 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 11:11 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • that recipe looks good. I have never tried to make granola bars before but I eat a lot of them!

    Answer by Charizma77 at 1:10 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • With a recipe...

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 1:13 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • that sounds good:)

    Answer by mommythree0508 at 10:37 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • That sounds good!

    Answer by onecuteladybug2 at 3:13 AM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Granola Bars

    2 cups rolled oats
    1.5 cups raisins or dried cranberries
    2 cups sunflower seeds
    1/2 cup sesame seeds
    3/4 cup peanuts, soy nuts or pumpkin seeds
    3/4 cup chocolate chips
    1/2 cup chopped dried fruit
    1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (optional)
    1 cup liquid honey or brown rice syrup
    3/4 cup peanut, almond or soy or sunflower seed butter
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1/2 tsp salt if you used unsalted nuts/seeds

    In a very large bowl mix all the dry ingredients together. In a small bowl, thoroughly blend the honey or syrup, vanilla, salt and nut butter. Stir it all together and then press it firmly into a 9" x12" pan. Bake at 275 (that's TWO-seventy-five) for about 40 minutes. Cut them while they're still warm, but leave them in the pan until they're completely cool or they'll fall apart. They take a couple of hours to cool.

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:41 AM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Thank you for the receipes and the website link... they were very helpful

    Comment by TraceyLu (original poster) at 9:41 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

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