Chewy Granola Bars
 
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These granola bars are full of good things and lack any ingredients you can't pronounce. Everyone in our family loves them.
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 3 cups rolled oats (not the instant kind)
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts (cut in half)
  • ½ cup walnuts (roughly chopped)
  • ½ cup pecans (roughly chopped)
  • ½ cup peanuts (whatever sort you like)
  • ¼ cup coconut flakes
  • ⅔ cup sultanas or raisins
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup flaked almonds (or any almonds you have on hand)
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (you can reduce this if you wish but add more honey)
  • ⅓ cup butter (unsalted or reduce the amount of salt you ad if you use salted butter)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven top 180C/350F and line a baking sheet with baking paper
  2. Add all the nuts and roast for 5 minutes, stir and roast for another 3-4 minutes until lightly browned. (and try not to eat any - I couldn't stop myself)
  3. Line another baking sheet with baking paper and add the oats, sunflower seeds, pepitas and coconut and roast for 5-7 minutes, stirring once.
  4. While the ingredients are roasting, add the butter, brownsugar, honey and maple syrup in a large saucepan and cook on medium heat until the mixture boils. Reduce heat so the mixture simmers and cook for 4 minutes to thicken.
  5. When the nuts and oats are roasted, place them in a large bowl and pour over the honey mixture when done.
  6. Mix well with a spatula and pour into a baking tray with sides that's been lined with baking paper.
  7. Smooth the mixture with the spatula and place a sheet of baking paper on top. I used the bottom of a pan to press down the mixture as hard as I could. The more compressed the mixture is, the better it will stick together in bars.
  8. Leave the top baking paper on and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Remove from the baking tray and place on a cutting board.
  9. Cut to the size you want and wrap in cling film.
  10. The bars will last a week. (probably not at my house)
Recipe by The Orgasmic Chef at https://orgasmicchef.com/recipes-2/homemade-granola-bars/