HOMEMADE INSTANT OATMEAL GRANOLA BARS

 

  • Cooking Time: 25
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 15 (plus cooling time)

Ingredients

  • 3 punches of Better Oats Instant Oatmeal (mix and match which ever flavors you choose, I used 2 pouches of Oatmeal Raisin Cookie and 1 pouch of Apples and Cinnamon)
  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 1/2 TB butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 TB brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup craisins (or raisins)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350' F. Line an 8x8 square baking dish with parchment paper.
  • On a baking sheet, combine the oatmeal, nuts and coconut. Bake for about 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes until lightly browned
  • Put the toasted goodies in a medium bowl. Reduce the oven temperature to 300'F.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the butter, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla. Bring to a boil over medium heat, while stirring. Cook and stir for a minute. Pour mixture over the toasted oat mixture. Stir in the craisins and chocolate chips.
  • Pour mixture into your prepared 8x8 baking dish and press evenly. Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool for a few hours...2 or 3, then cut into serving sizes.
  • Store at room temperature. I cut mine into 8 rectangles and wrapped them individually in wax paper to store so they wouldn't stick together.

Notes

Omg...these are amazingly delicious! A tiny bit chewy and a tiny bit crunchy. Wonderful flavor. Next time, I'm going to double the recipe. My girls loved them. I loved them. Talk about a healthy snack on the go.

Categories: Granola/Cereal 

Author Credit: Me

Website Credit: http://peacefulcooking.blogspot.com/2012/12/granola-bars-and-smoothie.html

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