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!