Friday, January 21, 2011

Granola Bars

Granola Bars from Not Just Beans cookbook

1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 Tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cup crispy rice cereal
1/2 cup wheat germ (optional)
1 cup chocolate chips*

In a large bowl, cream sugars and butter until fluffy. Add honey, vanilla and egg. Mix well. Blend in flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir in remaining ingredients. Press firmly into the bottom of a greased 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20-25 minutes. 

*The following may be used in addition to or to replace chocolate chips:
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup nuts
1/2 - 1 cup raisins
dried apples, apricots
1/2 cup fruit preserves

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