Recipe: Mama Jenn’s Granola Bars

I got this recipe from my good friend Jenn from The Woven Forest.

I got this recipe from my good friend Jenn from The Woven Forest.

Mama Jenn’s Granola Bars

Servings: 25 bars

Ingredients

Granola

  • 8 cups rolled oats or gluten free rolled oats
  • 2 cups almonds
  • cups honey or
  • cups brown sugar
  • 16 tbsp butter
  • cup vegetable or canola oil NOT OLIVE OIL (this is not necessary but helps brown the oats better)

Bar Toppings

  • cranberry
  • chocolate chips
  • mini marshmallows (marshmallow granola bars pictured)

Instructions

Granola

  • Mix oats and nuts
  • Add the oil to the oats and stir well
  • In saucepan cook butter, honey/sugar until dissolved
  • Continue cooking for 2 minutes
  • Remove from heat and pour over oats

Bars

  • Preheat oven to 160°C
  • Spray your pans… bread pans work the best about 3″ X 5″ and divide the mix between them
  • Bake for 15 minutes
  • Bring them out one by one and use a coffee cup or similar item to PRESS the oats down
  • Do this every 15 minutes or so until its quite firm and appears to be browning on the edges
  • Even if they don’t look quite done, don’t cook for more than 30 minutes
  • They will harden as they cool.
  • Sprinkle topping and pressed down gently
  • Put the bars back in the oven till the chocolate or marshmallows have melted