Saturday, April 18, 2009

Yummy Recipe

I recently discovered a new recipe (thanks to the Neal fam) that we LOVE!!! They are easy and way more healthy than the store bought ones I think!! I have been trying to make more things from scratch and I am going to be doing more baking this week (I am going to try making bread). It should be very interesting. I am excited to try! I am also very thankful that my children and my wonderful husband allow me to try new things and give me honest feedback.
Here is the recipe:

Home Made Granola Bars

2 1/2 cups quick oats (I use rolled and they turn out fine)
*For some reason- yet to be known- they didn't stick together this time- I think the butter was too soft (a little melted)
1/2 cup rice krispies (I use puffed wheat)
1/4 cup coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients (I use my hands to mix) and press into an 8x8 pan. Bake at 350 for 18-20 min. When pulled out, score top to form bars. Let cool completely and then cut into bars.

I double this recipe and they last us about a week. The kids love them. I am going to be adventurous soon and attempt peanut butter ones and other variations. I'll try to remember to let you know how it goes!


Anonymous said...

It's nice to know my little darlings are getting such yummy, healthy food from their fabulous mom! You're the best!

Michelle said...

Ooo! Thanks for the recipe! I LOVED them at your house and the girls did too. We will definately be making those soon!

TexasNeals said...

so glad you like the recipe!!! i have to double the recipe when i make it too! my hubby can't get enough of them! :)
i think it's great that you are giving your family healthy food. it really is a gift and a blessing. :)