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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Nutella Granola Bars!

So I recently posted about how I made homemade Granola. YUM!

I took it a step further and attempted to make Homemade Granola Bars with it. I'd say it turned out fairly well. The recipe could use a little tweaking I suppose - if anything, just to make the 'moistness' of the bars better....did that make sense? Ok, what I am trying to say is that when I cut them up, they didn't quite resemble bars....but maybe I should have cut them straight out of the oven. After a few days of storing in a plastic container with a lid, they were still a tad chewy, a tad hard. Perfect for me. If I had dentures, I maybe shouldn't eat these, but for now, I still have my real teeth :) I wish I had a picture to show you, but I ate them all!

Nutella Granola Bars!!

•4 Tablespoons Butter
•½ cups Brown Sugar
•¼ cups Honey
•3 Tbsp Nutella
•2 cups Homemade Granola
•1 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
• ¼ - ½ cups Peanut Butter Chips



Instructions
In a large saucepan, heat butter, sugar, Nutella and honey over medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and continue to cook about 2-3 minutes until it is dissolved to a syrupy mixture. Be Careful, it will be H.O.T.!

Remove from heat. Add in your homemade granola, Rice Krispies and Peanut Butter chips. MIx it all together until nicely combined. If you have ever made Rice Krispie treats, this part of the process if very similar. Then press the mixture into a greased 13×9 pan. I used a cooking spray to grease but use whatever you like. Also, the size of the pan could vary depending on how wide or thick you would like your bars. Go ahead and cut your sqaures now to make the bars. I waited until after they cooled in the fridge and I probably should have done it now! Then, refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes. Pull out, enjoy half the pan ;) And save the other half for later!

6 comments:

Jennifurla said...

Granola bites, that is what you can call them!

Nancy said...

They sound delicious! :)

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

Sounds like a yummy snack!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh these sound wonderful so I don't blame you for wanting to eat them all!! Really look forward to trying these. I think they will be a big hit here also!

Allison at Novice Life said...

Alicia let me know how you like them :)

Baking Serendipity said...

I love making homemade granola bars but have never used Nutella in mine. Awesome idea!