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[Summer Break] Homemade Granola Bars

homemade granola bar recipeWe love granola at our house.  I like to make my own, and love changing the flavors.  One perfect for Christmas morning, a pumpkin variety, or variations of those recipes.  I like to snack on granola by the handful, but my children really like granola in bar form.  Here is a very easy recipe to turn your homemade (or storebought) granola into granola bars.

homemade granola bar recipe

  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups granola
  • 1 cup rice cereal
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins (chips, nuts, or whatever addins you like

homemade granola bar recipeIn a large bowl, combine your granola and raisins.  Line two loaf pans with parchment paper.  Spray lightly with cooking spray.

homemade granola bar recipeMelt together the butter, brown sugar, and honey.

homemade granola bar recipeBring the mixture to a boil, and once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium low, and cook for another 2 minutes.

homemade granola bar recipePour the butter mixture over the granola mixture.

homemade granola bar recipeToss until everything is well coated.  Press the granola into the loaf pans.

homemade granola bar recipeLet the bars set for 15 minutes.  Slice and serve.  You can wrap these in parchment for a lunchbox treat.  Adapted from Rachel Ray.

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Bree is the founder and writer of, a recipe site that shares her love of cooking, baking, and entertaining with others. launched in February of 2010 as a way to merge Bree’s love of photography with her love of food, and share both with friends and family. Currently, Bree lives in the suburbs of Washington DC with her husband and 3 children.

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