Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chewy Granola Bars

I confess over the years I've relied heavily on prepackaged, overly wrapped "granola" bars, laden with chemicals and unhealthy additives. I decided to try my hand at making my own granola bars and was thrilled to see how many SuperFoods are in the recipe.

3 1/2 cups uncooked rolled oats
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. butter (not margarine)
1/2 c. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients together and press into a 9 X 13 pan. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes until it sets and edges brown slightly.

*may stir in 1 c. raisins/dried fruit* (or chocolate chips, DARK chocolate)
*may substitute 1/2 c. butter with peanut butter*