Saturday, May 10, 2008

Granola Bars

I've tried quite a few homemade granola bar recipes. This one is awesome.

1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 cup flour (I used whole wheat pastry flour)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cups crispy rice cereal (I used Barbara's)
1 cup chocolate chips or other addition

In a large bowl, cream sugars and butter until fluffy. Add honey,vanilla and egg. Mix well. Blend in flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir in remaining ingredients. Press firmly into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Do NOT overbake! I recommend cutting them before they are completely cooled. They firm up when cooled.


Aaron & Cassie said...

You don't know me, but I'm one of Sara Accola's friends. I see that you're quite the cook so thought I'd ask if you have a recipe for beer bread. We recently went to Saltgrass Steakhouse and they had amazing beer bread. So now I'm craving it like crazy. Thanks in advance!

Shannon said...

oh, yum! i don't...but it sounds awesome!

Dalene said...

I made these today with the addition of coconut and butterscotch chips instead of chocolate. YUM! More of a cookie bar than a granola bar we thought, but delicious just the same! :)