Saturday, April 24, 2010

Granola Bars

These are super easy!
A great kid friendly recipe.

3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup raisins (you could also use chopped up apricots or cherries or whatever dried fruit you like best)
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 350. Line the bottom and sides of a 9-inch square baking pan with a large piece of foil. Lightly grease the foil.
In a mixing bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon until well blended. Add dried fruit, nuts, butter, and vanilla. Stir until moist and crumbly. Dump into your prepared baking pan. Press down into the pan with your fingers. Bake until the top is golden brown, 35-40 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting. Store in an airtight container.


  1. I have a really good granola bar recipe, too. My favorite are the PB ones. Maybe I should post it, huh.