Homemade Granola Bars!!! Yummy!

photo-2 I have been following a blog recently called Fannetastic Food-Amazing! (I always like to give credit where credit is due!) and I found a recipe on her blog for these amazing granola bars. Yummy! I made these and was very surprised that the pickiest eater in my house loved them. Super simple and you can add whatever you want. I took her recipe and gave it my own personal touch based on what I had on hand. I will give you the basic recipe so that you can give it a try!

Ingredients:

Dry (it is ok to eyeball): Mix all of these ingredients together in a large bowl.

1 & 3/4 C oats
1 C granola
1/4 C pumpkin seeds
1/4 C sunflower seeds
1/4 C chia seeds OR 1/8 C finely ground flaxseed (both optional)
1/4 C unsweetened coconut (optional)

Wet (use generous measurements): Heat these ingredients up in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds. Pour into dry ingredients and mix well.

1/2 C brown rice syrup – I did not have brown rice syrup but I had molasses which worked just fine.
1/3 C creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)

I also added raisins, dried cranberries, and cacao nibs.

Then you want to put all of this into a wax lined pan. I usually use an 8 x 8 size pan. I then use some wax paper to press down the granola into one large bar. I let this sit overnight in the refrigerator. I then cut up the granola into individual squares and package them in ziplock bags for easy snacking.

The recipe worked really well and it turned out great! Thanks again to Anne from Fannetastic Food! Be sure to check out her blog as well, its great! Please let me know if you try this out!

Enjoy!

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