Easy Gourmet Granola Bars


The Holidays are here and I thought I would post a great recipe I developed for granola bars that is rich, chewy and decadent and at a quantity you can share or gift to friends and relatives. Granola bars that you buy in stores always miss the mark for me but these are sure to be a hit at your party or family gathering. Keep refrigerated until use.

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Easy Gourmet Granola Bars

Yield: about 40 1-1/4 x 3 inch bars

8 cups granola
2 cups dried fruit (dried cranberries, blueberries, raisins, cherries etc.)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup deluxe mixed nuts
 

3 cups mini marshmallows
2 sticks butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon nutmeg

 

In a very large bowl, mix your favorite granola, mixed nuts, and fruit together. In a saucepan, melt butter, brown sugar, honey, vanilla and spices till syrupy. Add mini marshmallows and whisk till smooth. Pour mixture over granola mix and stir till completely coated. Stir in chocolate chips and pour into a greased baking pan so granola mixture is 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches thick. Use a spatula to press firm all over. Refrigerate till firm (about an hour) and slice into bars. Serve.

 

© 2014 Aron David Bradley
http://www.boomercuisine.com

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