Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Easy Peasy Soft Granola Bars

From one of the moms on DIP!


41/2 cup rolled oats
1 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 c butter
1/2 cup honey
1/3 c packed brown sugar
2 cups mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 F . Lightly grease 1 9X13 in rectangle pan.

In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour, baking soda. Set aside. In a microwave safe container melt the butter until liquid. Stir in honey, vanilla and brown sugar until incorporated and smooth. Add to oat mixture. Add in chocolate.

Pour mixture mixture into prepared pan and press down until flat. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until the edges are starting to brown. Let bars cool completely before cutting and removing from pan. Store in a container with a lid. Makes 18 bars.

You can mix up the recipe to suit what you have on hand, use whole wheat flour or a nice 7 grain flour, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, etc. The combinations are endless. Can substitute corn syrup instead of honey and quick oats work just as well as regular oats.


Jen said...

These are soooo good! I subbed 3/4 whole wheat flour, half the butter for applesauce and added peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. I will increase the wet ingredients a bit next time as with all my additions it was a tad crumbly, but it was still fantastic!

lindsbing said...

I know! I LOVED them!