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Homemade Granola Bars

make homemade granola all the time at Tastebuds and at home, it’s a great snack and one batch last quite a long time in the freezer. One day as I was looking through one of my many cooking magazines I came across a recipe for homemade granola bars. That recipe called for karo syrup and peanut butter, but gave me great inspiration to tweak my homemade granola recipe to these delicious bars.

 

 

2 cups  Old fashion oats

½ cup   sliced almonds

½ cup  chopped pecans

1 cup    shredded coconut

3 tbsp.  butter

2/3 cup honey

1/4 cup light brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp  vanilla extract

1/4 tsp  kosher salt

¼ cup   chopped pitted dates

½ cup dried figs

¼  cup  chopped dried apricots

¼ cup   crasins

¼ cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 pan and line with parchment paper.

Mix oats, almonds, pecans and coconut together and bake on a sheet pan 10-12 minutes, occasionally stirring, until light brown in color. Transfer to large mixing bowl. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.

Place butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Cook for one minute, occasionally stirring and then pour over oatmeal mixture.

Add dry fruit and mix well.

Pour mixture into prepared pan, pressing evenly. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, or until golden brown. cool 2 – 3 hours before cutting. Serve at room temperature.

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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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  1. tammy says:

    These look great im going to give this a try – maybe i can get my kids to eat a little bit healthier

  2. food sales says:

    WOW!!! Nice Post!Kind Regards

  3. sales tips says:

    nice post,thanks for share.

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