Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Long lost recipe

My 70's-orange plastic recipe box was the perfect size for halting the sag in a wooden closet pole. It was only supposed to be a temporary prop, but after a few weeks it became part of the landscape... a few more months passed and it was a fixture.

Long periods of time can pass before a closet needs a fresh coat of paint, so when I finally attacked those walls a few months ago, I rediscovered my little orange box full of old recipes.

There is one that I have to share. It's quick, super easy, and reminds me of crunchy, oaty, granola bars. Yummy!

Chewy Oat Bars

4 cups oats (quick or old fashioned) uncooked
1 1/2 cups chopped peanuts, walnuts or pecans
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup honey or corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Line a 15"x10" jelly roll pan with foil and grease well. Press oat mixture into the pan and bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or till golden brown. (Mixture will be golden brown and bubbly.) Cool thoroughly and cut into 1 1/2"x2" bars.
Makes approx. 5 dozen bars.

I tell my self they're good for me with all those oats and nuts. Yep, that's what I say. Enjoy.

My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste. Proverbs 24:13


Anonymous said...

You did it! You broke my will! It is a terrible day when I have all the ingredients to a wonderful looking sweet treat in the house and am hungry to boot! If I can't fit into anything except loose jeans and baggy tops next time you see me, you know who I am going to blame! Mom

Marcie said...

Wow. That recipe looks yummy, and easy too!

Beth said...

Hey Sis!! I made those bars Sunday evening. They turned out great!! Thanks for sharing. Next time I make them I think I will add dried sweetened cranberries...yep...that's what I'll do.

cHim-prints said...

Beth, I made them again and I had the same thought - add cranberries! They are really good.