Monday, November 24, 2008

Oatmeal/ Granola bars

I tried the following recipe out last night, and got the stamp of approval from the hubby this morning.


1/2 c. soft butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. corn syrup
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 c. quick oatmeal
1 c. chocolate chips (optional)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan. Beat
butter, sugar, and syrup until light and fluffy. Blend in
egg and vanilla. Add and mix oats and chips. Press firmly
into pan. Bake 20 to 23 minutes. Cool a couple hours. Cut.

Cooks Notes: I went ahead and individually wrapped the bars (in hopes that this might lead to a little discretion and them lasting a bit longer). After cutting them with my pizza cutter, I packed them down individually so they would hold a little better. I didn't wait for them to cool completely, but I would definitely like to hear from you if that is easier. Here is the link to the originial recipe at . I only used 1/2 the amount of chocolate chips called for, and it still seemed a little too much for me. These are a fantastic alternative to buying the overly priced ones at the store. I imagine you could always add some coconut and/or raisins into the mix to spice things up every once and a while. Also adding some peanut butter to the top would be tasty.

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