Thursday, September 11, 2008

Granola Bars

I have seen lots of homemade granola bar recipes on lots of different sites. Some look way too hard and have too many specialty ingredients so it really wouldn't be saving me any money, but there are a few that look really promising. This is one of them. I got it from Safely Gathered In, a great website dedicated to food storage and preparedness. This recipe is great because it uses only food storage items.

What you will need:

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Karo syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups quick oats
2 1/2 cups rice krispys
Optional: chocolate chips, almonds, raisins

What you do:

Add brown sugar and Karo syrup to a heavy bottom pan. Cook over medium heat until mixture continues to boil even when stirred. Take off heat. Add peanut butter and vanilla until all melted in. Add oats and rice cereal. Stir until all coated evenly. Let cool before adding any optional add ins.

I added mini semi sweet chocolate chips and did it before it cooled enough so they melted. It still tasted delicious! This is a very economical and fast recipe. I don't see myself buying store bought granola bars again.


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Megan said...

Hi! I'm megan and I'm the one who adopted you! Nice to meet ya. I was just browsing around and have to say this recipe looks good. I'm one of those people who buy granola bars for my kids lunch. Never thought to make my own. But a great idea!!! I'm gonna go add you to my side bar. Stop buy and say Hi. We'll have to exchange e-mail addresses!

Juanita said...

Yummy on the banana bread muffins! Thank you!!! :)

Megan said...

I posted, come buy and check it out!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Brandy, you have a great blog. I found you through Megans blog. I agree, those granola bars look very tasty. Great post.