Thursday, May 27, 2010
Scratchy-ish Granola Bars
I went back and looked through the three recipes I had tried. I couldn't do them as they were written since they weren't satisfactory the first time through. So I improvised and mish-mashed a couple recipes with what I had on hand to make these:
Bake for about 25 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cool for 30 minutes, cut into 24 squares then let cool completely before serving. These will last for over a week in a tightly sealed container... Unless you eat them all first!
*Since I do enjoy making things from scratch, let me give you a recipe for granola and one for sweetened condensed milk.
My friend Moni has a great granola recipe here:
You should read her blog. She's funny, insightful, caring, and generally has really great stuff to share with people. And she's my friend, so you would like her.
Here's my Aunt Nancy's recipe for sweetened condensed milk. I don't know where she got it, but I love it!
Sweetened Condensed Milk Substitute
1 cup instant dry milk
2/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup boiling water
3 Tbsp butter
Blend until smooth in the food processor. Store in refrigerator. Equals one can Eagle Brand Milk.
So there you have it. Granola bars from scratch. Or almost from scratch. Or partly from scratch. However you do it, it will be good and you will like it. And if you don't like it you can invite me over to eat them and I will like it. And then we can chat while I eat your delicious granola bars.