"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Homemade Granola Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Homemade Granola Bars, by , is from 2015-2016 MOPS Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

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2 c. oats (old-fashioned)
¾ c. wheat germ (or bran)
¾ c. sunflower seeds
1 c. peanuts (crushed)
2/3 c. brown sugar
½ c. honey (or molasses)
4 T. butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. salt
1 c. dried fruit (or chocolate chips)

Mix oats, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, and peanuts (on baking sheet). Toast at 400° for 10-12 minutes, stirring to avoid burning.

Prepare glass 9 x 13 in. baking dish by lining it with waxed paper and spraying the waxed paper with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix brown sugar, honey, butter, vanilla, and salt in a saucepan. Simmer; stirring constantly. (Don’t overcook.)

Mix toasted grains with simmered mixture and dried fruit or chocolate chips.

Dump mixture into the glass dish and spread.

Press down the mixture firmly with waxed paper so that it all sticks together.

Let cool 2 – 3 hrs., cut, and enjoy!

Other variations:
Press almonds into the top of the granola bars once pressed into the pan.
Use dried cranberries, walnuts, and white chocolate chips.
Add flax seed to the mixture.

Essentially, you can experiment in mixing and matching lots of different ingredients.




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