Friday, March 25, 2011

Food Storage Friday: No Bake Granola Bars

Aleasha provides our recipe today which she found via Tasty Kitchen. We love us some Pioneer Woman!

Toast oats, nuts and coconut in a large skillet over medium heat until
fragrant. Stir often. Remove to large bowl and toss with dried fruit.

Place oil, sugar, cinnamon, honey, salt and molasses in small
saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until it comes
to a rolling boil. Turn off heat, add vanilla and stir into oat
mixture until evenly coated.

Spoon mixture into a well greased 11x7 pan, pressing down. Place in
fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.

Cut into bars. Wrap individually in plastic wrap or parchment paper.
Store at room temperature.

No Bake Granola Bars
adapted from Tasty Kitchen

2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts, I used walnuts, almonds and pecans
1/4 cup shredded coconut (I didn't have this so just didn't add it)
1/2 cup dried fruit. I used craisins. I am sure raisins or dates or
all three would be delicious
6 Tablespoons Oil
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
6 Tablespoons honey
2 Tablespoons molasses
2 tsp vanilla

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