11 April, 2010

Recipe: Easy and Yummy Granola Bars

We downed these bars! Even Greyson loves them. Little chewy, a little crunchy, all yummy! Plus, I can't eat store bought Granola Bars, so this is a great find.

3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (skim or fat-free works great)
1 tablespoons butter, melted
3 to 4 cups "mix-ins" (nuts, dried fruit, coconut, chocolate chips)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13 inch pan with Parchment Paper. Put sealed can of sweetened condensed milk in dish of hot water while preparing everything else.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, warmed sweetened condensed milk, butter and "mix-ins" until well blended. Press flat into the prepared pan.

3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, depending on how crunchy you want them. Lightly browned just around the edges will give you moist, chewy bars. Let cool for 5 minutes, cut into squares then let cool completely before serving.

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