The kids really loved the homemade granola bars I made last week. However, Brian’s comment was “They’d probably be good if there was no peanut butter in them.” Today I decided to try another recipe (no peanut butter). It might be more healthy than those you can buy in the store, but I don’t think they are very low-cal! The kids like them, however, so I can send them to school for snacks this week. I love that this recipe is very versatile – use whatever you have on hand. Here is the recipe I adapted from allrecipes.com.
Easy Granola Bars
- 3 cups quick cooking oats
- 3 cups whatever else you have on hand. I used: rice crispy cereal, silvered almonds, sunflower seeds, chocolate chips. Other options: flaked coconut, raisins, crasins, reeces’ pieces, trail mix.
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 TBS butter – melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Put the sweetened condensed milk in a bowl of warm water.
- In a large bowl, mix the other ingredients with you hands until well blended.
- Add the sweetened condensed milk.
- Press firmly into the prepared pan. (I wet my hands and use them for this step, also.)
- Bake for 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven, depending on how crunchy you like them. Let cool for 5 minutes, then cut. Let cool completely before serving.