Monday, April 9, 2012

Chewy granola bar recipe

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1-1/4 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup raisins, optional
1 cup dark or semisweet chocolate chips, optional

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add the honey, vanilla and egg; mix well.  Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.  Stir in oats, cereal and nuts and raisins or chocolate chips if desired.  Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.  Cool on a wire rack.  Cut into bars.

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