Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chewy granola bars

Here's a delicious somewhat healthy snack...

Chewy granola bars

1/2 cup butter or margarine (oil also works quite well)
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 T. honey
1/2 tsp PURE vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup oats
1 1/4 cup crisp rice cereal
1 cup chopped nuts*
1 cup chocolate chips or raisins*

In a mixing bowl, cream margarine and sugars.
Add honey, vanilla, and egg. Mix well.
Combine flour,cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
Gradually add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture.
Stir in oats, cereal, nuts, an chocolate chips. 

Press into a greased 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until top is lightly browned.
Yield: 2 dozen bars

 * I use 2/3 cups chocolate chips, 2/3 cups chopped craisins and 2/3 cups almond slivers. Feel free to use whatever you want.