Chewy, Nutty, Healthy Granola Bars
Chewy, nutty, chocolaty, and packed with tasty energy, no one will ever know these bars are low-fat and healthy! They're very easy to make and you can pack in everyone's favorite nuts and fruits. My family has now stopped buying Kashi® and chewy bars because we love these so much. These are gluten-free when made with rice flour and appear to be professionally made thanks to the small spoonful of corn syrup that keeps everything tightly combined and gives the bars a nice shine. Have fun experimenting with different combinations of nuts, dried fruits, and toppings! Almond butter works well, too!
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You can use whole wheat flour or rice flour instead of the all-purpose flour.
You can use any nuts or dried fruit in place of the peanuts and raisins.
If using Craisins(R) instead of raisins, consider cutting the amount of brown sugar slightly.
For a larger flavor, use 6 tablespoons of melted butter. You can also substitute canola oil for the butter.
If wrapped in plastic wrap or in baggies, these will keep in the fridge for 1 1/2 to 2 weeks and can be frozen for a month.