Sunday, August 15, 2010

Brooke's Chewy Granola Bars

These granola bars are so good. You won't believe how good they smell while they bake. Everone in my family loved them. This recipe comes from my sister's best high school friend, Brooke who lives in OK with her husband & 3 kids.

1 c brown sugar
2/3 c all natural peanut butter (or any other nut butter)
1/2 c honey
1/2 c melted butter (I use Smart Balance or the 50/50 smart balance and butter blend)
2 tsp vanilla
3 c oatmeal
1 c chopped dried fruit (any kind or mixture)
6 tbsp ground Flaxseed or wheat germ
3/4 c of semi sweet or dark chocolate chips

In a mixing bowl combine brown sugar, peanut butter, honey, melted butter & vanilla. Stir in oats, flaxseed (or wheat germ), dried fruit & chocolate chips. Pat into a greased 15x11 jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until set & edges are browned. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. The bars stay good for 2 weeks sealed in a airtight container.

Recipe courtesy: Brooke C of OK

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