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 :)