Saturday, September 8, 2007

Granola Bars

Memorial Day weekend 2006, Joe and I accompanied his family on a trip to beautiful Zions National Park. I got put in charge of snacks, which is perfect because aside from breakfast, snacking is my next favorite thing. I made these granola bars for the trip and they were everyone's favorite. They are quick to make, so it's great to make for car trips, campouts, or just to eat while watching tv at home (that's what I usually do).

Don't worry, this isn't a healthy granola bar. This is a basic, yummy treat I got from an Amish cookbook that I picked up on a roadtrip in Michigan. I went to Yoder's Bakery in Mio, Michigan and had the best peanut butter cookies EVER, so I had to get the cookbook to recreate that cookie plus other culinary excellence. What catapults this granola bar into the realm of perfection are the add-ins. Honestly, it always amazes me that something so simple can taste so amazing!

  • 1 1/2 lb. marshmallow
  • 1/4 lb. butter
  • 1/4 lb. canola oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

Melt the butter and marshallows, then add the rest. Mix until blended. Then add:

  • 9 1/2 cup Rice Krispies
  • 5 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup nuts (I like to use cashews or almonds)
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup graham cracker pieces
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins

Mix well and press in pans. Cut in bars and enjoy!


Katerina said...

This looks fabulous! I have always wanted to try making granola bars and now I have a recipe. How long do they last?

Lisa Kendrick said...

They usually get eaten withing 3-4 days and they never get hard during that time. As long as they're kept in an air-tight container, I'd guess they would keep for about a week.

Kristen said...

Those look great. My kids would love these!
Kristen from Dine and Dish

kristen & brandon said...

These look good, I'm totally going to make them! Also, I have a recipe for you involving zucchini-remind me to get it to you, but i'm too lazy to go get it right now!

Abraham and Sara said...

Yummy! I love your recipes. I print them off whenever you post a new one. Thanks :)

Cookin Meg said...

Thanks for the recipe! This would be a great treat for school lunches. I'm going to give it a try!

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