I have made countless failed attempts at chewy granola bars. I spend a lot of money on granola bars, and I would love to know exactly what's going into them... but I could never find the right combo of ingredients I wanted to consume and taste.
I only had to pick up one ingredient for these... it was a trail mix of fruit, nuts, and chocolate chips. I call that "more bang for your buck".
One major problem... these are SO good. I could eat the whole batch.
- Granola cereal, 1 cup (Thanks to my mom, I had some delicious mom-made granola.)
- Rolled Oats, 1 cup
- Good Sense Trail Mix Caramel Nut Delite, 1 cup (or another fruit/nut mix)
- Flour, white, 1/2 cup
- Egg, fresh, 1 large
- Brown Sugar, 3 tbsp packed
- Vegetable Oil, 3 tbsp
- Honey, 3 tbsp
- Cinnamon, ground, 1/4 tsp
In a separate bowl, mix the egg, brown sugar, vegetable oil, honey and cinnamon.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients and spread out into a 8x8 pan. Press the mixture down with your hands.
Bake at 325F for 25-30 minutes.
Fat: 13 g
Cholesterol: 18.5 mg
Sodium: 32.8 mg
Carbs: 28.9 g
Fiber: 2.9 g
Sugars: 13.7 g
Protein: 5.7 g
A few notes:
-I found that trail mix for pretty cheep at Dahl's, so I used it instead of buying mixed nuts and dried fruit. The nutrition facts reflect the change.
-I loosely followed a recipe from some magazine I cut out months ago... Sorry, I can't remember which mag.
-The recipe I loosely followed said this made 18 servings, but the photo made them look about as big as the ones I cut. Take that for what it is.