My friends and I are currently on our way to Wisconsin to go skiing. I am able to blog from the road with my iPhone. Yesterday I decided that I should make some snacks for the road. My boss gave me a big jar of nutella for Christmas and I thought making homemade granola bars would be a great way to use up some of the
These were quite easy to make, and you could substitute peanut butter for Nutella if you like. Half of the ingredients are things you probably have at home. Other ingredients such as wheat germ, rolled oats, raw sunflower seeds, and sliced almonds can be found in the bulk aisle at Whole Foods. Those 4 ingredients only cost $3.40 total.
Total time: 40 minutes, plus time to cool
You will need:
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon butter, plus more to grease pan
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Nutella
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread out oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, and wheat germ in a baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
Step 2: While the dry ingredients are roasting, combine the honey, brown sugar, butter, salt, and Nutella in a medium sauce pan. Melt together over medium heat, stirring frequently.
Step 3: Once the dry ingredients have finished roasting, add them to the melted wet ingredients. Stir together.
Step 4: Pour the mixture into a buttered glass baking dish. Baked for 25 minutes at 300 degrees.
Step 5: Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Once cooled, use a sharp serrated knife to cut into individual portions. These can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.