A girl can only make so much granola, before her thoughts turn to…granola bars. Plus as much as I like my granola, it still doesn’t clump. I think I know why after making the fabulous snack bars from Alana Chernila’s The Homemade Pantry. I would need to add more sugar (honey, syrup, agave etc.) But why bother to sweeten the granola, when I can make Alana’s car snack 2. She has several versions of cereal/granola bars, and I plan to start adding a few inspirations like chocolate chips to the mix, mostly because I can.
Here is the basic recipe. I urge you to buy the book. Jerky and baked potato chips that look like the real deal are also on my agenda.
½ stick unsalted butter
½ packed light brown sugar
½ cup Lyle’s Golden Syrup (or honey)
2 cups rolled oats
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup raw sliced almonds
Preheat oven 350 and line 8 or 9 inch square baking pan with parchment. Melt butter, sugar & syrup in pan, cooking for 3 minutes. Combine oats, salt & almonds and coat with sugars & butter. Spread evenly in pan. Bake for 25 minutes until edges darken. Cool completely in pan before cutting.
Eat the corners first – B