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    Default granola bars?

    Do you have a good recipe? I make some but only half the house likes mine. I need to find something that my two daughters that are missing teeth can eat. So, softer is better and I prefer not too sticky.

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    Here are some recipes for chewy granola bars.

    http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-...la_bar,FF.html

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    Thanks for the recipe link. I love granola bars but and just too cheap to buy them. There's a few I'm gonna try.

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    Thanks for the link I"m going to try some too!

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    Thumbs up These are our favs.

    They came from the frugal families website. I've made them dozens of times and they turn out good each time.

    Chewy Granola Bars
    1/2 cup butter or margarine
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    1/4 cup white sugar
    2 Tblsp. honey
    1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    1 egg
    1 cup flour
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1/2 tsp. baking powder
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1 1/2 cups of quick cooking oats
    1 1/4 cups crispy rice cereal
    1 cup chopped nuts (I usually leave these out)
    1 cup raisins or chocolate chips (I always use the chocolate chips)

    In a mixing bowl, cream the butter & sugars.
    Add honey, vanilla and egg; mix well.
    Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture.
    Add raisins or chocolate chips if desired.
    Press into a 9x13 baking pan.
    Bake at 325 or 350 (depending on your oven) for about 20-25 minutes or until top is very lightly browned.
    Cut into bars.

    I would recommend making these at least by 2 pan fulls, 'cause they won't last long at all.
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    These look great. I have some very, very dry dried out fruit that I'm going to chop in the food processor and add to these bars. Should turn out great. Thanks for all the posts!

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    CHEWY GRANOLA BARS
    1 1/4 C bisquick
    1 1/2 C oatmeal (not quick oats)
    1 C brown sugar
    1/2 C softened butter or marg.
    1 egg.
    Mix till crumbly. Then add any other ingred. you want. - raisins, dried fruit, choc. chips, coconut, nut, etc.
    Press into a lightly buttered 9 x 12 pan. 350 for 15 - 20 minutes. (when toothpick comes out of center clean) makes 24 bars.
    **After baking about 15 min. I took them out and covered with a light coating of blackberry jelly and finished cooking for 5 min. Cut when warm - NOT hot. These are great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by POOTERSMOMMY View Post
    CHEWY GRANOLA BARS
    1 1/4 C bisquick
    1 1/2 C oatmeal (not quick oats)
    1 C brown sugar
    1/2 C softened butter or marg.
    1 egg.
    Mix till crumbly. Then add any other ingred. you want. - raisins, dried fruit, choc. chips, coconut, nut, etc.
    Press into a lightly buttered 9 x 12 pan. 350 for 15 - 20 minutes. (when toothpick comes out of center clean) makes 24 bars.
    **After baking about 15 min. I took them out and covered with a light coating of blackberry jelly and finished cooking for 5 min. Cut when warm - NOT hot. These are great!
    Wow, that looks super easy!
    Thanks!

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    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
    1/4 cup light corn syrup
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 cups old-fashioned oats
    1 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
    1/4 cup miniature chocolate chips

    mix the brown sugar, peanut butter and corn syrup; cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil, stirring once. Stir in the vanilla; add oats and cereal. Let cool a little bit. Fold in chocolate chips. Press into a 9-in. square pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Cut into bars.

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    I love the idea of making homemade granola bars, it takes away the preservatives and other fillers that may be in the store bought versions.

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    Wow. Those all look good. I have a hard time getting my 12-year-old to eat breakfast before going to school and he hates the breakfast foods they offer at the school. But, he loves granola bars. I, too, am too cheap to buy them. (Whenever I get a "freebie" of something like a granola bar in the mail, Alex pounces on it.)

    I wish I had all the ingredients on hand to fix some today. It would be a fun project for Alex and I. Unfortunately, I have most everything on hand except the rice cereal. Or Bisquick. It seems on each recipe listed, I am missing only one ingredient.

    Oh, well.

    Janis

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    Do you think it'd be okay to sub honey for corn syrup?

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    Paula:

    Thanks for the Bisquick substitute.

    Can you add anything to the recipe? I'm thinking chocolate chips and/or coconut.

    Janis

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