Amy’s Granola Bars

Another great recipe from my friend Amy. I love how quickly these bars come together, and they work perfectly for after-school snacks or lunch sacks or camping (they were all three last week for us!).

Amy’s Granola Bars

 2 1/2 c. rolled or quick oats
1  c. dry roasted peanuts, salted (if using unsalted peanuts, add a bit of salt to the recipe)
1 c. raisins (I substitute sweetened flaked coconut)
1 c. sunflower seeds (I have done this–tastes great–and also sliced almonds–also great)
1 1/2 t. cinnamon
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 stick butter, melted
Preheat an oven to 325. Line a 15×10 baking sheet (jelly roll pan) with foil and spray (or use a silpat).
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl (oats, peanuts, raisins, seeds, cinnamon, milk, butter). Spread evenly onto the prepared pan and bake for about 45 min., until the edges are a golden brown and look crispy. Remove the baking sheet onto a rack. If you want them cut into bars, use a butter knife to score the bars right out of the oven. Otherwise, wait until they cool, and break into pieces. Enjoy!
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