Some of the fun in strolling around the Dutch Kountry Market are all the good ideas about what you can make yourself. Like Dutch Kountry Market Granola Bars!
Any combination makes for a great snack or a quick “pick me up” in the afternoon. The combinations are endless. The Dutch Kountry Market Basic granola bar recipe makes 8 granola bars that are easy to make as a plain bar. And, with just a little fiddling, can make any number of different kinds, just the way you want.
- 1 1/2 Cups Dutch Kountry Market Thick Rolled Oats
- 1 Cup Dutch Kountry Market Baby Flake Oats
- 1/2 Cup nuts, roughly chopped (Walnuts, Pecans, Cashews, Peanuts all work)
- 1/3 Cup honey
- 1/4 Cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 Cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3/4 Cups total of Dutch Kountry Market Dried Fruits or nuts.
- 3/4 Cup of mix-n-match ingredients – ¼ Cup of each (Mix and Match to your liking.)
Dried Cranberries Chewy Cherries Raisins Dried Apricot Pieces (cut to the size of raisins) Any Dutch Kountry Market Candied Dried Fruit Mix Dutch Kountry Market Peanut Butter (drain the oil, don’t mix in)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 non-stick baking dish with parchment paper or foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.
2. Place the oats and nuts on a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly toasted and put them in a big bowl.
3. While toasting the oats, put the honey, butter, and brown sugar in a small pan on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves, Take off the stove heat and stir in the salt first, then the vanilla. Pour over the oat mixture and combine. Add any extra ingredients (except for chocolate) and stir til evenly mixed. If any of the oats are dry, you havn’t stirred enough.
4. If you are adding chocolate, wait about 15 minutes or so for the mixture to cool some before adding the chocolate and then stir to combine.
5. Put it all in your 9×9 pan and press the mixture into the pan with a rubber spatula, or just butter the bottom of a measuring cup.
6. Put the pan into your fridge (cover with clear wrap) and Chill for at least 2 hours. Use the parchment (or foil) edges to lift the now hardened bars from the pan and cut them into anything from bite size pieces, to full bars.