We were video chatting with my mom today, and the topic of granola bars came up (because we were eating them), and she asked if we ever made our own, like she used to when I was little. I said I wanted her recipe, and Kate said, "You can tell it to us, and we'll write it down!" So that's what we did. My mom read the recipe while Kate took notes. (She has had a lot of practice since her class had recently compiled a cookbook, and they have been working on writing recipes for weeks.) I thought her finished recipe card was so cute, especially with the little drawing of the granola bar at the bottom. It's quite true that no one likes to make a recipe without a picture of the finished product.
1 cup sugar
1 cup light Karo syrup
1-1/4 - 1-1/2 cups peanut butter
4 cups rolled oats
2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup raisins
Other optional ingredients: sunflower seeds, almonds, dates, rice krispies
1 - Combine sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil for one minute. Remove from heat.
2 - Add peanut butter and stir until melted,
3 - Stir in remaining ingredients and knead until well blended (if adding chocolate in any form, wait until the mixture is nearly completely cooled).
4 - With well-buttered hands, press into a buttered cookie sheet.
5 - Let cool, then cut into bars, Wrap or store in an airtight container.