I want to learn to LOVE cooking. I want to learn to LOVE cleaning. I do LOVE my children, but I want to learn to LOVE them better. I want to learn to LOVE sewing and crafting. I want to learn to LOVE being a stay at home MOM!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Home made Granola Bars

I like to make these! They are yummy. They fill your tummy. And they are way cheaper than store bought ones that are filled with nasty preservatives!

Here’s the basic recipe I use:


I’m lazy, I know… but it’s easier than typing it all out right now. Anyway, I start with these basics and add a bunch of stuff.

I add: craisins (more specifically, raspberry craisins because they are cheaper at WinCo.)

mixed nuts

sunflower seeds

flax seed (I accidentally bought the whole seeds the first time. You can get it all ground up and I guess that’s better, but for the granola bars, I think the whole seeds are ok… I still use them anyway.)

wheat germ (sounds nasty, I know, but it’s really healthy for you, and you can’t even taste it at all, all mixed in with everything.)

So, you mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. When I do this, I usually see that I have a lot more than the original recipe calls for, so I double the peanut butter, karo syrup and brown sugar. It just makes really big, a bit more gooey granola bars!


After you push everything down into a greased pan, let it set for a while, then cut it into bars! You can save it in plastic bags, like I do, or just leave it in the pan and cut one when you want it.


They’re pretty easy, quick and delicious! Plus, a healthy snack too!


  1. I've missed your fun posts! And I"m definitely going to try these. Yum!

  2. Yummy! Thanks for sharing! Time to make these. I love the crasins from Costco in the huge bag for less than $7.

  3. I think that I would like to try that sometime- minus the crasins.