Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Granola Squares

My little Moopa has a weakness for granola bars.

Truthfully she has a weakness for just about anything edible.

But since we tend to go through many boxes of granola bar type snacks, I decided to make a homemade granola bar.  I am much more comfortable with homemade snacks because I know what is in them.

Please do not take the above statement to mean that I spend my days preparing homemade snacks.  I am human and I have four munchkins.

But I do, whenever possible, bake homemade for my circus.  And today they all enjoyed these granola squares.  The last of them are packaged for school lunches tomorrow.

Which means they only survived 24 short hours at our house.  A baking success.

Mommyhood's Granola Squares
4 cups oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
Add in any of the following:
chocolate chips, raisins, walnuts, almonds, kitchen sink, etc

Heat oven to 325.

Grease 9x13 baking dish and set aside.  Mix all ingredients except add ins in large bowl.  I get my hands in there because using a spoon is just plain annoying.

Add in any desired chips, raisins, etc.

Turn mixture into baking dish.  IT WILL BE CRUMBLY!  Don't fret. 
Using hands, press mixture firmly into pan. 
Bake at 325 for 18-22 minutes until edges slightly brown.  remove and cool.

Cut carefully into squares.  These will crumble easily if you cut while too warm.

Enjoy!
And Happy "Hump" Day!

3 comments:

  1. My house could use some of these :)

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  2. Ohhhhh you will love this recipe here! It would be amazing with your nightly ice cream!!! http://annies-eats.net/2010/05/19/chocolate-oatmeal-almost-candy-bars/

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  3. I just made these. I'm so stoked to eat them.

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