Tuesday, July 7, 2009

having a gran{d}ola time.

Question: Can I make my own granola bars?
I tried to this afternoon with wonderful results.
Easy peasy, and cost friendly too.

I call mine Trail Mix Granola Bars-- you will see why in a minute.
Start with one part butter, to one part honey, to two parts brown sugar.
Place in a deep pot over medium heat.

Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.

Stir in granola, puffed rice cereal, and any other goodies-- I chose golden raisins, chocolate chips, and pretzel rods.

I waited for the mixture to cool until I added the chips-- so they would not melt. I just greased up my hands and pressed everything down into a cookie pan with a lip.

Refrigerate-- a good hour or so.
Dump pan onto a cutting board and cut into bars. It makes at least 20.

Enjoy one with a cold glass of milk. YUM.
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
3 to 4 cups granola, such as Back to Nature brand
1 cup rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup thin pretzel sticks
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


PamperingBeki said...


Tami said...

Question: Is there anything you can't make?

Sara said...

I've been wanting to try making granola bars. I did jam last week. WOOT WOOT!! LOL... looks like a good recipe, I may try it!

Letti said...

Yum! I love granola bars.

Jenni said...

Those look great. I think I will try these.

Sarah said...

Looks great!

meg duerksen said...

you are to cool.

Heidi Rink. said...

Little Momma,

I found your blog at least a year ago and have been a fan and got my sisters Rebekah and Tami both hooked. I have never commented, but now that I have my own blog I have decided to comment, so you don't have a stalker that you can't trace back. :)

Love your recipes, pictures, crafts and everything you guys do! So fun!

Celia Marie (W.) B. said...

These look fab. I'll definitely have to try them.

Dawn said...

I've got to try this one, I've gotten really tired of quakers's crap. Thanks!

the duchess said...

Quaker ain't got nuthin' on you, Momma. I'd arm wrestle for one of those.

Emily said...

Great alternative to store bought ones, that I don't even care for.

sunnymum said...

Sounds yummy! I think I'll make some for our upcoming road trip. Thanks for the inspiration!