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Double-Peanut-Granola-BarsServes: Makes 14 bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Banking Time: 25 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour 

Homemade granola bars are an easy and healthy after-school snack and aren’t as sweet as the store-bought varieties. They can be stored in an air-tight container to have handy when hunger strikes.


Ingredients:

2 cups (500 mL) old-fashioned rolled oats

¾ cup (175 mL) peanuts, chopped

¼ cup (60 mL) raisins

2 tbsp (30 mL) ground flax seeds (optional)

½ tsp (2 mL) cinnamon

¼ cup (60 mL) salt

⅓ cup (75 mL) honey

¼ cup (60 mL) peanut butter

¼ cup (60 mL) brown sugar

3 tbsp (45 mL) butter


Directions:

Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease an 8x8-inch (20x20-cm) baking pan and line with parchment paper, letting it stick and hang over the pan. In a large bowl, stir oats with peanuts, raisins, flax seed, cinnamon and salt.

Place honey, peanut butter, brown sugar and butter in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved and mixture boils around edges, about 1 minute. Pour over oatmeal mixture and stir well to combine.

Using damp fingers, press firmly into pan. Bake in preheated oven until edges are a deep golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.

Cool completely in pan. Using the parchment paper, remove to a cutting board then discard parchment. Slice into bars and store in an airtight container.

 

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