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Archive for October 23rd, 2009

My friend Laurie, who is a gifted baker, cook and all around fantastic person, graciously shared her recipe for Homemade Granola Bars with me. I have to fess up … I have not made these yet, but anything that comes from Laurie’s kitchen is guaranteed to be good.

Her family loves these granola bars and they are less expensive than buying them from a store. She said the best part is that it takes just a few minutes to mix everything together.

Laurie’s Homemade Granola Bars

Bring to BOIL:

1 cup Brown Sugar

1 cup Corn Syrup

Then quickly ADD:

1 cup Peanut Butter

1 Tbsp. Vanilla

1 tsp. salt

MIX WELL then ADD:

4 cups Old Fashioned OATS

5 cups Rice Crispies Cereal

1 cup Coconut

Stir well to coat all. Put half the mixture in a foil lined and ungreased 9×13 pan. Sprinkle generously with whatever (mini M&M’s or chocolate chips, crushed up cookies or candy bars, raisins, marshmallows, dried fruit, a combination- use your imagination here!) Then put the remaining half on and press down using a piece of parchment paper. The mixture won’t stick to this or your hands. After they have completely cooled cut into bars of whatever size you like. Laurie said she also individually wraps the bars so they stay fresh and are ready to grab and go.

Enjoy!

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