Recipe by Mary Jenny
Homemade granola bars are an easy and healthy after-school snack and aren't as sweet as the store-bought varieties. They can be stored in an air-tight container to have handy when hunger strikes. More great recipes can be found at www.peanutbureau.ca.
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 3⁄4 cup peanuts, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup raisins
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup liquid honey
- 1⁄4 cup peanut butter
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease an 8x8-inch (20x20-cm) baking pan and line with parchment paper, letting it stick and hang over the pan. In a large bowl, stir oats with peanuts, raisins, flax seed, cinnamon and salt.
- Place honey, peanut butter, brown sugar and butter in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved and mixture boils around edges, about 1 minute. Pour over oatmeal mixture and stir well to combine.
- Using damp fingers, press firmly into pan. Bake in preheated oven until edges are a deep golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.
- Cool completely in pan. Using the parchment paper, remove to a cutting board then discard parchment. Slice into bars and store in an airtight container.