Thursday, February 23, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars

These chewy snacks are somewhere in-between a granola bar and a cookie.  They have an amazingly soft and chewy texture, with the perfect combination of apples and cinnamon.
They make a great addition to breakfast, or a satisfying snack.  Seriously. Scrumptious.

Apple Cinnamon Granola Bars
Recipe modified from Taste of Home

1/4 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
2 Tbsp. wheat germ
2 Tbsp. honey
2 c. regular oats
1 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. dehydrated apple slices, chopped

Beat butter and brown sugar until crumbly.
Add egg and beat well.
Add wheat germ and honey and beat until smooth.

In a small bowl, combine the oats, flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just blended.
Fold in apples.

Wet hands slightly and press into a greased 11x7" baking dish.
Bake at 350 for 18 minutes, or until set and edges are lightly browned.
Cool 10 minutes in baking dish, and then move to a wire rack.
Cut while still warm, and press sides of each piece together to keep from crumbling when cooled completely.
Store in an airtight container.

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