The little girl received this cookbook last Christmas.
This morning, the little girl asked me if we could make Granola Breakfast Bars from the book.
Except that she had a lot of other requests... chocolate chips instead of raisins, rice krispies instead of nuts... add marshmallows and more chocolate chips!
But most of all, she wanted to make the recipe all by herself. And for the most part, she did. Of course I wouldn't let her use the knife or switch the oven or stove on...
(from top left to right, bottom left to right)
1. Mix together 1-1/4 cup oats, 1/3 cup each marshmallows, chocolate chips and rice krispies.
2. Heat 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup butter and 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar over low heat until sugar is melted. Remove from heat, add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt.
3. Pour the hot "syrup" into the oats mixture and mix thoroughly. The chocolate chips may start melting. Press the mixture into a buttered, lined and (re)buttered 9x6-inch pan. (The book recommends the use of a potato masher.)
4. Sprinkle more chocolate chips on top.
(Note: We adjusted the recipe to fit a smaller pan and adjusted the ingredients to accommodate the various add-ins that the little girl wanted.)
Bake at 325F for 25 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before slicing into thin bars. We cut ours into 12 by 3 bars.
It was sooooooo yummy! The little girl couldn't help munching!