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Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins
This recipe is from the Barefoot to Go episode.
Make and share this Homemade Granola Bars (Barefoot Contessa) recipe from Food.com.
- 2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1 cup shredded coconut, loosely packed
- 1⁄2 cup toasted wheat germ
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2⁄3 cup honey
- 1⁄4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pitted dates
- 1⁄2 cup chopped dried apricot
- 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8 by 12-inch baking dish and line it with parchment paper.
- Toss the oatmeal, almonds, and coconut together on a sheet pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl and stir in the wheat germ.
- Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F.
- Place the butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for a minute, then pour over the toasted oatmeal mixture. Add the dates, apricots, and cranberries and stir well.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Wet your fingers and lightly press the mixture evenly into the pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until light golden brown. Cool for at least 2 to 3 hours before cutting into squares. Serve at room temperature.
These are simply delicious! Once you make these, you will never want a store bought granola bar again. I substituted raisins for the dates, but other than that, followed the recipe to a T. Love em!!!!! My DH wants me to make them weekly.