OMG! These turned out soooo good! It was a "no bake" recipe. Made along the same lines as rice krispy squares with melted marshmallows.
My homecare girl was here a while ago and I have her a bar, and she asked for the recipe. I gave her a bar to take with her
I'll never buy another granola bar again. These are so easy to make, and quite inexpensive too, considering.
Here is the recipe for those who want it.Chewy Granola Bars
1/4 cup soft margarine
4 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup graham wafer crumbs
1/2 cup whole flax seed (or you can use milled flax seed)
1/2 cup chopped dried fruit
1/2 cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds, shelled
1. Mix together all dry ingredients
2. In a large saucepan, over low heat, melt margarine
3. Add marshmallows, cook stirring constantly until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth
4. Pour dry mix into marshmallow mixture and stir quickly and well. Do not cook!
5. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 inch pan and press to spread.
6. Let cool. Cut into 6 rows lengthwise and 4 across.
Makes 24 bars.I adjusted the above recipe.
When I had these bars initially they were made using 1/4 cup of margarine and milled flax seed instead of whole flax seeds. The dietician wasn't able to spread the mixture across the whole 9x13 inch pan because they were kind of dry and she ended up with more like a 9x9 pan.I adjusted the following:
- 1/2 margarine
- 1/3 cup sesame seeds
- I didn't know how to measure the marshmallows, so I packed them into the measuring cup and used 4 cups of packed marshmallows.
- I sprayed the pot, utensil and 9 x 13 pan with Pam. And I sprayed my hands with Pam to spread the mixture.
- Very light sprinkle
of salt over the top to give a slight salty taste with the sweet.