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How to I turn granola into bars?

Asked by MrGuilt (13points) August 19th, 2007

I have a loose granola recipe I am really fond of. I wanted to make it into a convenient bar form. I've done a meta-analysis of other recipes, and can't figure out what it is that makes the bars the bars. Any ideas?

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Jill_E's avatar

It is molasses, (for granola, honey I believe). We used to make popcorn balls growing up with hot molasses. Unfortunately,we lost that family recipe. I remember for the popcorn balls, need to heat the molasses with other ingredients til candy making temperature, pour over popcorn and press down with butter. Maybe theres a honey based recipe that cooks until candy making temp...and try the steps?

occ's avatar

Here is my favorite granola bar recipe. You make it in a big pan, like brownies, and cut them into bars after it cools:

4 tablespoons of honey
4 tablespoons of peanut butter
melt them on the stove to a smooth mixture

1 cup of rolled oats
and whatever else you want! i use sesame seeds, almonds, raisin,
cranberrys and carob chips

add rolled oats mixture to heated mixture
put into a pan (you may have to use your fingers to press down and flatten it)
bake at 190degrees Farenheit for 15 minutes or until browned

let cool for 10 minutes, cut, let cool completely before removing from

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