Saturday, September 14, 2013

How to Make Easy Organic Granola Bars

This is one of the nutritious kids recipes adapted from a recipe from USA Weekend is made with organic steel-cut oats, organic wheat germ, raw organic almonds, organic semi-sweet or dark chocolate, dried organic cranberries, and organic condensed milk.

cups organic steel-cut oats
½ cup organic wheat germ
1 cup raw, organic almonds, sliced
½ cup (about 3 oz.) organic semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips or chunks
½ cup dried organic cranberries
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened organic condensed milk

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Prepare a 9”-square baking pan by coating with cooking spray. Or line pan with aluminum foil and coat foil with cooking spray.

2. In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Spread mixture in prepared pan, packing firmly all around. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

3. Remove from heat. Allow to cool to room temperature and then place pan in the freezer until mixture is firm.

4. When ready, remove from freezer. Cut into 16 bars, 1”x 4”, using a sharp knife. Bars can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week or kept frozen until ready to use.

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