Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Granola Bars

Hello! Happy Tuesday... My weekend was a little stressful because my grandma is having health problems :( But Jose is here so that helps me de-stress! This morning my parents had to go to the hospital with my grandma and since when I get stressed, I bake, that is what I did. I decided to make a recipe I found on Lynn's Kitchen Adventures blog for homemade granola bars. I figured that if we are going to be spending a lot of time at the hospital, it would be nice to have something healthy and portable on hand to take with us as hospital snack food is not the best! I made the bars exactly like she says in her recipe except I only put in two cups oats and I added in 1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds. I also added dried cranberries and chocolate chips. They turned out pretty yummy and definitely better than any store bought variety! Cheaper too! Sorry about the lack of good pictures but I've been so busy I didn't have time to upload them all. I hope you all have a good week. Keep us in your prayers, especially grammy!

Cranberry Chocolate Granola Bars

Courtesy of Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tblsp honey

2 tblsp corn syrup (I used light)

2 cups quick cooking oats

1/3 sunflower seeds

About 1/3 cup cranberries (I didn't actually measure, I just put in a handful)

Sprinkle of chocolate chips (I didn't actually measure these either)

Grease an 8x8 inch pan. In a sauce pan, combine the butter, brown sugar, honey, and corn syrup. Stir constantly over medium heat until butter melts, sugar dissolves, and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and add oats, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and chocolate chips. Stir well until oats are well coated. Spread mixture into 8x8 pan. Bake for 22 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool 5 minutes and cut into bars (this is a little tricky cause the bar will stick to the knife so clean the knife often). Let cool one hour more in pan and then remove bars from the pan (they won't be completely cooled yet but at this point it is easiest to get them out).


  1. I made these today - they tasted great but were totally stuck in the pan - I guess I didn't grease it enough (I used Pam) because we couldn't even get one piece out whole, lol. We weren't going to waste any granola-y cranberry-y goodness so we ate them out of the pan with a fork and knife :D