Monday, September 01, 2008

Homemade Granola Bars

Tried this recipe for Homemade Granola Bars.

The taste was AWESOME! But I couldn't get the bars to cut right without falling apart. I am not used to having things not turn out for me, even when I alter the recipe on the first attempt like I did. I made a couple of changes to the recipe which I will detail below, but I think my real problem was that I didn't chop the Almonds enough before putting them in. Next time I want to make them, I will used slivered almonds instead.

I also made the following modifications:
  • I used caster sugar because I couldn't find the sticky bun sugar. I think this is a contributing factor to the cut failure. The recipe says it should be bubbly, but mine never got bubbly.
  • Instead of Oat flour, I used half oat bran and half wheat germ
  • I used three cups of fillers: dried cranberries, coconut, almonds, pepitas and peanuts.
Next time I plan on following the recipe exactly, but after that I already have an idea for a modification. If you have ever had the Nature Valley crunch PB granola bars, the top has a super thin layer of Peanut Butter on them. I will try this in a future attempt and let you know how it goes.

Granola Bars uncut


Noo said...

Um, we don't make granola bars. Bars seem to require calorific sticky stuff to keep them together. Plain old granola is good enuf for us, thank you.

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