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Chewy Granola Bars

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Ingredients

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
3 cups low-fat granola mix (not cereal)
1/2 cup sweetened flake coconut
1/2 cup golden raisins
3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips or white chocolate chips, divided
1/2 cup slivered almonds, or any nut

Instructions

Combine brown sugar, honey, vanilla and butter in a medium-size saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower heat; simmer 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Cool. Meanwhile, combine granola, coconut, raisins, 1/2 cup chocolate chips and almonds in a large bowl. Stir brown sugar mixture into granola mixture. Spread in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Press remaining chocolate chips into top. Refridgerate 2 hours or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.

Sheila Schultz
Hillsdale



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