We can all thank my mom for these. She made these when I was little...and then forgot about them...and then pulled out the recipe (adapted from the Pillsbury Cookbook) last week when she came to visit us. One 9 x 13'' pan was gone in less than 24 hours at our house. Kid-friendly and nutritious, plus energizing...these are winners!Ingredients:
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup (or honey)
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups whole rolled oats
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup wheat germ
2 Tbs. sesame seed
2 Tbs pepitas (optional)
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup, margarine and vanilla.
- Add remaining ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
- Press evenly into greased 9 x 13'' baking pan. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden on the edges.
- Cut into bars once completely cooled.