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Homemade Granola Bars

From TheIncredibleBulks.com

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Rest time: 2 hours
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 139kcal
This basic homemade granola bar recipe can be jazzed up any way you like it.

Ingredients

  • cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • cup honey
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup various mix-ins of your choice (nuts, dried fruit, chocolate, seeds, etc)

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the honey, butter, brown sugar, vanilla extra and salt. Stir occasionally until the butter is melted and the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add in the old fashioned oats and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Stir frequently to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom and burning. Remove from heat and stir in mix-ins. If you are using chocolate, allow mixture to cool before adding so it doesn't melt throughout. (Unless you want it to melt throughout).
  • Spray a 8-inch or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. Transfer the oat mixture to the pan and use a square of parchment paper, or damp fingers, to press it really hard into the pan. The harder you press the better!
  • Cover and place the pan in the fridge to cool and harden for about 2 hours. Then cut into bars. Uneaten bars do not need to be stored in the refrigerator.

Notes

*Actual nutrition information will be based on what mix-ins you add.  The listed info does not account for any added mix-ins.

Nutrition

Sodium: 80mg | Calcium: 13mg | Sugar: 10.9g | Fiber: 1.7g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Calories: 139kcal | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Fat: 5g | Protein: 2.3g | Carbohydrates: 22.3g | Iron: 1mg