Playgroup Granola Bars
I followed the core recipe pretty closely, and doubled it so I could use a jelly roll pan (and because I have six people in my family, including four avid granola bar eaters).
I used whole wheat flour instead of white, and coconut oil instead of vegetable. I used 2 Tbsp. vanilla (probably very slightly too much-would try 5 tsp next time). I used peanut butter (a little more than 1/2 c for the doubled recipe), and therefore only used a drizzle of honey. I used 1 1/2c. chocolate chips. I omitted cinnamon. It was a little too salty (I used natural peanut butter, so that would not have added any), so I would reduce that next time. I also used 1 c. brown sugar (for doubled recipe). I'm a sucker for things right out of the oven, and the taste was good then-we'll see how it tastes and how crunchy they are when cooled. I am also eager to try a fruit and nut version with sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and almonds. In that case, I'll use the full amount of honey. Not sure about the cinnamon with those other ingredients. Thanks for the recipe!
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Mar. 23, 2014