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Chewy Granola Bars

Photo: Oxmoor House
Yield Makes 16 bars.
These are great for snacks or dessert served warm with ice cream. I sometimes substitute 1/2 cup of cocoa for half of the flour for an extra chocolate delight!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats, uncooked
  • 1 1/4 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

How to Make It

  1. Cream margarine, sugars, honey, vanilla and egg, mixing well. Combine all dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Press into a greased 13"x9"x2" baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 22 to 28 minutes. Let cool; cut into bars. You can substitute peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips for the chocolate if you like.

Laura Flournoy, Columbus, NC, Gooseberry Patch All Through The Seasons