Granola Bars

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Adapted from a recipe by Mavis Butterfield

Makes 1 dozen.  

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups quick oats
1/3 cup crisp brown rice or Rice Krispies
1/4 cup almond meal
2 Tablespoons flax meal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup Ghirardelli 60% chocolate chips

Line the bottom of an 8×8″ baking pan with parchment paper.  In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter, brown sugar, honey and peanut butter.  Heat until mixture starts to bubble, stirring often.  Once bubbly, cook for a few more minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and immediately stir in the vanilla, oats, cereal, almond meal, flax meal and salt.  Mix until combined well.  Pour into the pan and press down evenly with a rubber spatula.  Top with another piece of parchment or waxed paper and press down on the top with your hands, or smooth with a spatula.  Remove the paper, then place the chocolate chips upside down in 6 or 7 rows as shown in the photo.  That way when you cut the bars, all of the chocolate will stay on the bars!  Place in the refrigerator until fully hard.  Turn out onto a cutting board and cut into 12 or 14 bars, between the chocolate chips.  Wrap individually in plastic wrap.  Store in the fridge.

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  1. Did you make these?  Yum!

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    • If I haven’t made them I title the recipe “To try:…” In other words, yes I did! They are great. It is a recipe I modified.


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