Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Chewy Granola Bars

Chewy Granola Bars


1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4-1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 large egg 1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups crisp rice cereal (Rice Krispies)

1 cup chopped almonds

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 cups rolled oats raisins (optional)


1Preheat oven to 350° and lightly grease or spray 9 x 13 pan.

2In large bowl, beat brown sugar, sugar, and butter until light and fluffy.

3Blend in honey, vanilla and egg.

4In separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.

5Add flour mixture gradually to sugar mixture and beat until combined.

6By hand, stir in almonds, chocolate chips and oats until well mixed.

7Press mixture firmly in bottom of greased pan, and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes, or until light golden brown.

8Cool and cut into squares.

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