Saturday, April 2, 2011

Chewy Granola Bars

Since Mr. Foodwhore is working now, he likes to have a lot of snack food on hand to munch on at his desk. But store-bought snack food is full of sugar, empty calories and can be expensive. So I'm always looking for healthy, easy options to make at home.  I tried this chewy granola bar recipe, tweaked from a combination of recipes found on

This recipe gave me delicious granola bits, easy for snacking on and delicious to crumble up and eat with yogurt or as cereal, but it wasn't exactly a granola bar. So I'm still on the search for a good granola bar recipe.
4 1/2 cups oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup margerine, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter, softened
1 cup almonds, sliced or crushed
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup raisins

1. Preheat oven to 325* and lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients except the raisins.  Mix well.

3. Gently stir in the raisins.

4. Lightly press mixture into the pan. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.

5. Let cool completely before cutting or removing from the pan.

Bon Appetit!
The Food Whore

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