Crunchy Granola Bars

Total Time
35mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
30 mins

I love those nature's valley crunchy granola bars and I also like those sweet and salty granola bars as well as fruit granola bars! But notice how you can't seem to get everything you want in a granola bar without sacrificing the healthy aspects. Anyhow, I adapted this recipe from one off a blog I stumbled across (http://katescreativekitchen.blogspot.com/2009/03/sweet-and-salty-granola-bars.html--she has other good recipes to offer also!).

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 3 cups oats, toasted (I use the quick-cooking kind)
  • 1 cup nuts (almonds, peanuts, walnuts, pecans, whatever!)
  • 1 cup dried fruit (raisins, dried cranberries, etc. or chocolate chips!)
  • 12 cup pretzel
  • 12 cup brown sugar
  • 13 cup peanut butter, melted
  • 13 cup butter, melted
  • 13 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. To toast oats spread them on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 10-15 minutes or until just golden.
  2. Mix all ingredients.
  3. Firmly press into a cookie sheet or jellyroll pan lined with grease parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Cool completely and cut.