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Chewy granola bars

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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I've been wanting to try making my own. The price of the ones in the store here fluctuate between $1.50-$3 a box. We never know when it's going to change, and they don't sell them off post. I figured I would share some recipes I find. If you have any, please add them. Mose of the recipes I've found are for crunchy bars, and my kids don't like them crunchy. Weirdos they are. LOL


by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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daiseymae2
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:48 AM

Chewy Granola Bars

 Chewy Granola Bars
For a satisfying snack that's both soft and crispy, try this recipe. These bars are a tempting, nutritious treat.—Virgina M Krites, Cridersville, Ohio
24 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-1/4 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup raisins or semisweet chocolate chips, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add
  • the honey, vanilla and egg; mix well. Combine the flour, cinnamon,
  • baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in
  • oats, cereal and nuts and raisins or chocolate chips if desired.
  • Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 25-30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Cool on a wire
  • rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
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Nutrition Facts: 1 bar equals 160 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.
daiseymae2
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:49 AM

Chewy Granola Bars

 Chewy Granola Bars
Deena McCarter of Coronach, Saskatchewan says kids will gobble up her grab-and-go granola bars.
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3 ounces mixed dried fruit
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • Vanilla frosting and yellow food coloring, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Spread into a
  • greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack
  • Use a knife to cut into squares or cookie cutters to cut into shapes.
  • Tint frosting if desired; frost bars. Store in an airtight container
  • or wrap bars individually in foil or waxed paper; twist end. Yield:
  • about 3 dozen.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 169 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.
daiseymae2
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:51 AM

This one looks like it would be best for taking hiking. It's loaded with calories. LOL

Chewy Granola Bars

 Chewy Granola Bars
This chewy treat from Alice McVey of Evansville, Indiana is full of goodies like marshmallows, raisins, chocolate chips and sunflower kernels.
24 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
  • 2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Directions

  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the marshmallows, peanut
  • butter, butter, corn syrup and vanilla. Microwave, uncovered, at
  • 70% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring often until blended. Stir in
  • the remaining ingredients.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350°
  • for 15-20 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into
  • bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
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Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 273 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 118 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.
daiseymae2
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:55 AM

I think I will try one of these recipes!

Peanut Butter/Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Bars

adapted from Rachel Ray

SnackDessert | Servings: 18 servings
Prep time: 0 | Cook time: 5 min | Total time: 25 min

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar (see tips above)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups plain granola
  • 1 cup rice cereal (Rice Krispies, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter chips

Process

  1. Combine honey and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in brown sugar after butter starts to melt.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-low and simmer until the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  3. Add the granola and rice cereal into the saucepan and fold them into the sauce until evenly coated.
  4. Spread the mixture into two 9×5 pans or a 9×13 inch ungreased baking pan (see tips above) and press firmly with a spatula to evenly fill. Sprinkle the chocolate and peanut butter chips onto the top of the granola and gently press them down.
  5. Let sit for 15-20 minutes or until mostly cooled and set; cut into bars.

 

S’mores Chewy Granola Bars

adapted from Rachel Ray

SnackDessert | Servings: 18 servings
Prep time: 0 | Cook time: 5 min | Total time: 25 min

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar (see tips above)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups plain granola
  • 1 cup rice cereal (Rice Krispies, etc.)
  • 2 tbsp. graham cracker crumbs (optional)
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Process

  1. Combine honey and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in brown sugar after butter starts to melt.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-low and simmer until the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  3. Add the granola, rice cereal and graham cracker crumbs into the saucepan and fold them into the sauce until evenly coated. Very gently fold in the marshmallows.
  4. Spread the mixture into two 9×5 pans or a 9×13 inch ungreased baking pan (see tips above) and press firmly with a spatula to evenly fill. Sprinkle the chocolate chips onto the top of the granola and gently press them down.
  5. Let sit for 15-20 minutes or until mostly cooled and set; cut into bars.

 

Oatmeal Raisin Chewy Granola Bars

adapted from Rachel Ray

SnackDessert | Servings: 18 servings
Prep time: 0 | Cook time: 5 min | Total time: 25 min

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar (see tips above)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups plain granola
  • 1 cup rice cereal (Rice Krispies, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Process

  1. Combine honey and butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon after the butter starts to melt.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-low and simmer until the sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  3. Add the granola, rice cereal and raisins into the saucepan and fold them into the sauce until evenly coated.
  4. Spread the mixture into two 9×5 pans or a 9×13 inch ungreased baking pan (see tips above) and press firmly with a spatula to evenly fill.
  5. Let sit for 15-20 minutes or until mostly cooled and set; cut into bars.
daiseymae2
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:56 AM

I got the last recipes from here. http://backtothecuttingboard.com/dessert/no-bake-chewy-granola-bars/

She has some great looking recipes!

1busymomma03
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:50 AM

Thanks for these recipes! I might try some soon. I am needing more ideas for snacks to send to school with my older two kids.

daiseymae2
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Your welcome! I need to find stuff that Harleigh will eat at school.

Quoting 1busymomma03:

Thanks for these recipes! I might try some soon. I am needing more ideas for snacks to send to school with my older two kids.


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