Friday, March 12, 2010

Granola Bars-recipe link

Abby's favorite snack is a granola bar.  Actually, she'd eat more than one if I let her.  She begs for them.  I buy them once in a while but we tend to run out of them as quickly as we get them.  I came across this recipe for homemade granola bars on one of the cooking blogs I read and so we had to try it. Joshua and Abby both helped make them and the results were delicious!!! Definitely better than store bought granola bars (and healthier despite the amount of sugar!). For the 2-3 cups of fruit and nuts, I used a mixture of raisins, craisins, wheat germ, flax seed, almonds and walnuts (I used about 12 oz worth total.  The recipe calls for 10-15 oz). I used 1/2 cup of sugar and I think they were plenty sweet...I wouldn't want to add any more than that.  Another change I made was to use an 8 1/2 x 11 glass pan instead of the one it calls to use (I don't have that size). So my bars were done after about 30 minutes instead of 40-50. If you get a chance to make these, I think you will love them!
Happy eating!


  1. Mmmm! I love Smitten Kitchen! I was going to suggest that you try the King Arthur's Flour granola bar, but then I noticed that this recipe is adapted from it.

  2. Definitely going to try this one! Gabe loves granola bars, and I know I would love it as well! They look delish!

  3. I added the stuff to make these to my shopping list for the week. I can't wait to try them!!


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