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Granola Bars

Anna asked if I could share my 'nola bar recipe, so here it is! :) (Good idea, Anna. This tasty goodness needs to be PASSED ON. =D)

Okay, so these are effing tasty. They're probably not the healthiest, but MAN they're good. Borderline cookie good.

Ingredients

3/4 cup brown sugar (or less)
2/3 cup peanut butter (or almond/cashew butter) - I use almond butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup (or pumpkin puree) - I use pumpkin
1/2 cup butter, melted (or oil) - I use oil (extra virgin olive oil, to be exact)
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups quick oats
1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut - I leave this out (Séamus hates coconut)
1/2 cup unsalted sunflower or pumpkin seeds - I use sunflower
1/2 cup raisins, apricots (cut) - I use raisins
1/3 cup wheat germ
2 tbsp sesame seeds (or s.s. with flax) - I use both flax and sesame
1/2 cup chocolate or carob chips - I use carob

Preheat oven to 350 degrees C. Mix together in above order, press into greased cookie sheet (9” x 13”), and bake for 15 mins or until brown @ edges. Cut while warm.

(I put a piece of wax paper on the cookie sheet, with a bit of oil coating it (instead of greasing/oiling the cookie sheet directly), then use a 2nd piece of wax paper to press the mixture flat onto the cookie sheet, peeling it back off when it sticks. SO much easier than trying to use a spoon or something that the mixture sticks to.)
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