Sunday, September 26, 2010

Nutty Granola Bars

Don't you just love spending a Friday night at home getting all domestic? I do.

It's especially great when your sweet husband is the one who suggests "getting all domestic". In those words to be exact.

Cooking. Cleaning. Dancing. I'll tell you one thing - hot fresh granola bars at 11:30pm brings out the inner slumber-party child in me.

These are so delicious it's hard not to eat the whole batch right then and there. We do our best to save some for the morning when the kids wake up.

Nutty Granola Bars

You'll need:
2 cups nut butter (peanut or almond)
1 cup honey
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup flaxseed meal
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup oats
1 cup peanuts (or any other nut)
1 cup chocolate chips

The Preparation Method:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bring out a large mixing bowl and 9x13 pan. Grease the pan, unless it is glass at which point you don't have to do anything special.

Grab you nut butter and honey. Swirl 'em together. Enjoy the beautiful patterns created by the coming together of two of the most incredibly sticky sweet substances in the world.

Add each of the remaining ingredients.

The chocolate chips get a large sized picture because they truly are the most important ingredient here!

And stir. Stir hard, my friends. It will get very stiff - to say the least. Beware of your plastic spatulas. My first one broke right in half.

Spread in the pan. Mush it down.

Bake for 30 minutes. Don't let it get too brown.

You want it to be a bit gooey inside when you take it out. It will harden a bit more while it cools. When completely cool, go ahead and cut into bars. Seriously, don't eat them all before the kids wake up!

While making these nutty bars, the music that got us dancing was slightly different than the usual fare.

The Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa

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