Wednesday, March 3, 2010


¾ to 1 cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup peanut butter
½ cup corn syrup or alternative sweetener like Agave or honey
½ cup melted butter
2 tsp. vanilla
3 ½ cups old fashioned oats
1/3 to ½ cup flax seeds
1 cup walnuts or some other nuts
½ cup raisins or craisins
1 cup chocolate chips if desired—we didn’t desire

Mix first five ingredients together. Add remaining ingredients, mix well and press firmly into a 9x13 inch pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until barely brown around the edges. Cut when granola bars are still warm. Let cool before re-cutting and removing from the pan. Store in airtight container. Try not to eat them all the first two days.