Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chewy Granola Bars

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These granola bars are great for kids and adults! The best thing about this recipe is that you can easily replace certain ingredients to change it up. For example, to make them more healthy the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and corn syrup can be replaced with dried cherries, almond butter, and honey. Either way, my husband and toddler love them!

*1/2 C packed brown sugar
*2/3 C peanut butter
5 TBSP corn syrup
1/2 C applesauce
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 C rolled oats
1 C chocolate chips
1/2 C miniature marshmallows
1/2 C toasted oat cereal rings (Cheerios)
2/3 C wheat germ


1. Preheat the oven to 35o degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the brown sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup, applesauce, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together the oats, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, cereal rings, and wheat germ. Stir the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture until evenly coated. Press lightly into the prepared pan.

3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until slightly golden. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.


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