Do you (or your family) love granola bars? Well, mine does. We love them so much that I have been making my own for quite a looooong while now to offset all those trips to the grocery store! Do you have this problem too? Then, hopefully you will enjoy this recipe. It's great because you can make them chewy or more crisp and mix up the add-ins to make something different every time or just go with your family's standard favorite...ours is chocolate chip peanut butter! Check out the picture below to see what I mean:
Looks good, right!?
You likey? Well, then here's the recipe:
Homemade Granola bars
(I like to make mine with organic ingredients...)
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup shredded coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk (I like to use fat-free)
2 Tbsp melted butter
1-2 cups of your favorite add-ins (chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, raisins, cranberries, whole nuts, marshmallows, dried papaya, dried mangos, trail mix...you get the idea)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan. Mix together all of the ingredients and pour into your pan. Bake for 20-27 minutes depending on if you like your granola bars chewy or crispier. So easy and so good...Enjoy!
Get your big bowl and add in your oatmeal, almonds, and add-ins. I added mini chocolate chips...cause they are just so cute!...and peanut butter chips to mine but you can really add in whatever and however much you would like!
Now, add your can of sweetened condensed milk. Go ahead and mix it all up real good!
Pour the mixture into your greased 9 x 13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for around 20-25 minutes if you want a chewier bar or for around 25-27 minutes if you want a crunchier bar. My vote is for the chewy one! :)