Homemade Granola Bars Recipe – Due to Popular Demand
Deal Expires: July 28, 2011
Recipes are not something we’ve ever posted on Mother of a Deal and they’re not something we’re planning on making a regular feature but due to popular demand (Marnie, Heather, Michelle, Maria and a number of other moms who’ve asked for this recipe), it seemed this was as good a place as any to share a kid-approved, Mother of a Deal recipe.
In a large bowl add 3 cups quick oats and 4 cups of "stuff" (wheat germ, ground flax and/or flax seeds, oat bran, dried fruit, mini chocolate chips, nuts, coconut, … my son even added 1/2 a cup of mini marshmellows when he helped out) and stir together (for a starting reference I use 1c wheat germ, 1c oat bran, 1/2 c ground flax, 1/4 c flax seeds, 1/4 c unsweetened shredded coconut, 1/2 c dried cranberries and 1/2 c mini chocolate chips). Add 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 can condensed milk (low fat is fine). Mix everything together well and pat very firmly down into a foiled and greased 9×13 pan. Put in oven (preheated at 350) for approximately 20 – 30 minutes … they’re done when edges start to turn brown. Remove, let cool completely and cut into squares. So easy, really nutritious and the kids have fun making and eating them. The kids each get to pick a cup of "stuff" to add when they’re helping out.