This week I'm going to start a Try it Out Tuesday.
This Tuesday, my try it out was homemade granola bars.
I pinned this on pinterest: "No Bake Monster Cookie Granola Bars"
I didn't exactly do the same, but here's what I did. I used her recipe for general direction and made it my own. This is the receipe from the website
I did not use Honey. I used Light Corn Syrup and a bit of maple syrup. I also used the peanut butter, and use mini-chocolate chips.
When I added the peanut butter, I actually microwaved it until it was soft and was able to pour it over the dry ingredients- this may have increased my time before cutting, but I wanted to make sure the peanut butter was incorporated. I also added a little extra vanilla, because I like the flavor.
When I put my mixture on the greased baking pan, I actually sprayed my hands with cooking spray so I could press the mixture down in the pan and have it not stick to my hands.
I do have to say, I eat a lot of granola bars and I won't be buying another box anytime soon. I am going to guess I got approximately 15-18 bars out of one mix, which is MUCH cheaper than buying a box of bars at the store.
Next time, I am going to grab some white chocolate chips and dried cranberries and put them in without the peanut butter. I will increase the amount of sticky (syrup) I put in to compensate for the lack of peanut butter.
I would say the possibilities of what you could combine in with the basic ingredients are endless- crush up some oreos, put in m&m's, throw in some pecans, or really any kind of nut or dried fruit. I can't wait to try more combinations!