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Granola Bars

What you need: 

1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup nuts & seeds (sunflower, walnuts, pepitas, sesame, etc)
1/4 cup soy grits
1 1/2 cups cereal (rice, corn flakes, bran, etc.,broken into pieces if too large)
1/4 cup barley malt (more if necessary to bind)
4 tablespoon peanut butter (I use creamy, unsalted)
1/2 cup dried fruit (raisins, chopped apples,

What you do: 

1) Toast first 3 ingredients in 275 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Add to large bowl with cereal.
2) Heat barley malt in microwave or on stovetop until it begins to bubble or is a runny liquid.
3) Remove from heat. stir in peanut butter. If too thick, heat until liquidy or add more barley malt.
4) Pour hot mixture over cereal mixture and stir. It will be very sticky-i often end up stirring it with my hands. Add fruit and stir to combine.
5) Place mixture in baking dish or tupperware container and use oiled hands or oiled parchment paper to flatten.
6) Cut when cooled.
note: I never measure for this recipe, so it is obviously very flexible in terms of amounts.

Preparation Time: 
30 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
10-12
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

this recipe is amazing  :)
I made it last night, and it's nearly half gone! So good and addicting....and I like to tell myself it's healthy to justify my pigging out on it  ;)
This tastes great crumbled up and in a bowl with the Silk pumpkin Spice Milk. mmmmmmmmmm.

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These are wonderful!  I used sunflower and whole flax seeds, quinoa hot cereal flakes instead of soy grits, Nature's Path psyllium and oatbran cereal, crunchy natural peanut butter and raisins and dried blueberries.  Very tasty and healthful.  This is definitely my new go-to granola bar recipe!

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These are very good and easy to make. I left out the grits since I didn't have have any and I used light corn syrup instead of barley malt. Just the right amount of sweetness and they hold together pretty well. I'll definitely be making these again.

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