One nice thing about these bars is that they are made with pretty basic ingredients, so they are not as expensive as some of the other bars, and with a well-stocked pantry you shouldn't have to make a special trip to the grocery store before you make them.
These turned out pretty good, despite the fact that I slightly overcooked them. Next time I will not forget to set my timer!
I used what I had on hand and made several adaptations. In fact, it is so different from the original recipe, that I will just approximate what I did here:
--> mix together:
2 c. oats
2 handfuls coconut
1/3 c. chopped walnuts1/4 c. ground flaxseed
toast on shallow baking pan ~ 15 min @ 350 , stir at least once during cooking
--> meanwhile, combine:
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/8 c. canola oil
heat in saucepan until slightly bubbly
--> Mix together dry and wet ingredients in a large bowl, adding
1 c. rice krispies and
1/4-1/3 c. chocolate chips.
--> Press mixture firmly into 9x13 baking pan (coated with nonstick spray)
--> Bake ~25 min. at 325, pressing firmly again about halfway through cooking. (I used the back of a big metal serving spoon.
--> Wait until entirely cooled, then cut with a sharp knife or metal spatula into desired sizes. Keep in an airtight container or wrap individually in plastic wrap/foil.
Anyone else have any success with their homemade granola bars?