Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Good Bye Little Debbie

I buy little Debbie products to
stick in Joshua's lunch for quickness.
Convenience sometimes over rides healthiness.

I decided to save money and calories
by making granola bars to put in Joshua's lunch.

Any weary lunch packers out there?

After mixing together granola mixture, sprinkle chocolate chips on top
to avoid them melting from your hot marshmallow mixture.

Place greased wax paper on top and roll away.

Remove paper and you have nice, compacted granola bars.
Cut three wide rows from the skinny side and ten down the wide.
Hope this makes sense, you should have 30 bars in all.

Get out your sandwich bags and write love notes ahead of time.
I put two bars per bag so you will have 15 bags.

Ready for the freezer.

 I was weary of mushy notes so I drew a cross-eyed face.

Granola Bars

1- 10.5 oz. bag of mini marshmallows
2 Tbsp butter
1/8 cup oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup peanut butter
4 1/2 cups rice krispies
1 pkg, graham crackers, crumbled
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 cup coconut
2 Tbsp. wheat germ
white and milk chocolate chips

Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a saucepan melt 
butter, oil, and marshmallows. Remove from heat and add honey
and peanut butter. Pour melted mixture over dry ingredients stirring
constantly. Once everything sticks together, grease a 10 x 15 cookie
sheet and spread granola out. Sprinkle on some chocolate chips. Top 
with a piece of greased, wax paper and roll with a rolling pin to flatten.
Cut in squares and pack away for lunches.


1 comment:

  1. These are DELICIOUS!!! I have made them twice now and they get scarfed up each time! Thanks Hope
    Janessa Campbell