Granola bars have become on of our family favorite go to snacks. These AMAZING ones were adapted from this recipe (another favorite). These are not your typical crunchy granola bars. These bake up almost more like a cookie; soft and chewy.
You could use any combination of dried or freeze dried fruit, but I especially love this with the strawberries and/or raspberries.
White Chocolate Strawberry Granola Bars
Recipe modified from here
1/4 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. wheat germ
2 Tbsp. honey
2 c. regular rolled oats
1 c. wheat flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. freeze dried strawberries
1/3 c. white chocolate chips
Beat butter and brown sugar until crumbly.
Add egg and vanilla and beat well.
Add wheat germ and honey ad 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 strawberries and chocolate chips.
Wet hands slightly and press into a greased 11x7" baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes, or until set and edges are lightly browned.
Cool for 10 minutes in dish, and then cut into bars.
Cool completely and store in an airtight container.