How To: Make healthy and natural granola bars with Betty

Make healthy and natural granola bars with Betty

In this tutorial, Betty offers us the recipe for one of her favorite and healthy snacks, granola bars! Granola bars are easy to make at home and are a wonderful snack and substitute for junk food.

Here, Betty demonstrates how to make Healthy and Natural Granola Bars. These granola bars have oats, nuts, brown sugar, honey, melted butter, and a sprinkling of salt--all natural ingredients--no additives that you find in commercial cereal bars. Betty also gives her philosophy of eating healthy foods.
You Will Need:
*4 cups quick or old fashioned oats, uncooked
*1 cup chopped nuts (I used 1/3 cup sliced almonds, 1/3 cup chopped pecans, and 1/3 cup English walnuts.)
*1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
*2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
*1/3 cup light corn syrup (You may use honey.)
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*cooking oil spray

Step 1: Mix it up
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well.

Step 2: Press into your pan
Press into a 15 1/4-inch by 10 1/2-inch jelly roll pan that has been sprayed with cooking oil.

Step 3: Bake
Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. (Mixture will be brown and bubbly. I cooked my granola bars 10 minutes in this demonstration, but they were a little over-brown; 8 minutes would have been better.)

Step 4: Cool and cut
Cool. Cut into bars and serve on a serving plate or store in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

They stay fresh for a very long time! These granola bars contain *only* healthy ingredients and are a great choice over a candy bar, which generally has no nutritional value! They taste great, also! I hope you get a chance to try them!!! --Betty :)

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