Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

"Easy and good for you! Never buy those stale crumbly bars again! Try different nuts and fruits to change it up a bit."
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  • pre-heat oven to 350F degrees.
  • place 1st four ingredients on cookie sheet and toast in oven for 15 minutes.
  • While that is toasting, add all other ingredients in large bowl and mix when complete.
  • When oats and nuts are done toasting, let cool for 10 minutes so they don't melt the chocolate chips. While they cool, grease a 9x11 baking dish and line bottom with parchment paper or foil.
  • mix all ingredients until well blended. spoon into baking dish and press down until flat and smooth (you will want to oil your hands so they dont stick).
  • bake for 25 minutes. let cool for 5 minutes and cut along sides with knife or spatula and dump out onto a cutting board (parchment/foil will make it not stick to bottom). Cut into 12 bars. if they break apart, mold them back together. these will harden when fully cooled.

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  1. These granola bars are delicious! I've made them a few times and have varied the recipe. Craisins and dried cherries work great in this. I've found that I need a little more peanut butter or honey to help the bars stay formed.
  2. Very tasty and so much better than anything you can buy premaid. I did cut into small squares (like brownies). I will make again for sure.
  3. I made these for my holiday gift bags this year. They were well recieved by everyone. These were not hard to make, and the dough actually stuck together quite well, I only had a few breaks that wouldn't stick back. I will be making these again!


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