Easy Granola Bars


This Easy Granola Bars are fantastic and have a lot of flexibility. You can adapt the recipe to your liking. They are great for hikes, long road trips and camping as they store well and keep for fairly long time. You may adapt any combination of chocolate chips, dried fruit, coconut, pecans, almond slices, or any other tidbits you like in this granola bar.

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This Easy Granola Bars are loaded with carbohydrates from with oats, protein from the nuts and vitamins from the dried fruit. They are also rich in fiber. They make a great on the go breakfast for busy people.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries

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Instructions

Easy-Granola-Bars-7-300x200Preheat the oven to 350F (175C).

Grease a 9×13-inch pan.

In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, almonds, chocolate chips and cranberries.  Drizzle with melted butter and condensed milk.

Easy-Granola-Bars-3Use a wooden spoon or your clean hands to mix together the ingredients.
Easy-Granola-Bars-5-300x200Press the mixture into the prepared pan with wet hands so that it will not stick to your hands.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, depending on how crunchy you want them.  Lightly browned just around the edges will yield moist, chewy bars.

Let cool for 5 minutes, cut into squares and let cool completely before serving.

One thought on “Easy Granola Bars

  1. Hi there, I think it is too funny, I had decided to make these granola bars too, and when I came to your website what do I find? The same recipe. I used sunflower seeds and a mixture of dried fruits and no coconut. They are tasty, but I found them hard to cut up. They crumbled a bit. Were yours hard to cut? Maybe my knife was dull.

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