Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Chewy Sweet Granola Bars - (Hudson Bay Bread) - Yum!

I ran across this recipe November/December issue of Midwest Living and have been wanting to try it.  With the snow day today it seemed like the perfect snack to make.  Not sure why it is is called Hudson Bay Bread because it is more like a granola bar.  Regardless it is amazingly yummy! The perfect combination of chewy and sweet.

Chewy Sweet Granola Bars
(aka -Hudson Bay Bread)

2 cups butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup honey
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
3 Tablespoons light corn syrup
10 cups regular rolled oats

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, honey, cornstarch and corn syrup until combined.  Stir in oats. Dough will be crumbly.  Press firmly into a 15x10x1 inch baking pan. (I would recommend pounding with the side of your fist as if pounding rice krispie treats into a pan - kinda messy, but worth it!)  Bake 375 for 22-25 minutes.  Rotate the pan once and cook until the top is light brown and has tiny bubbles across the entire surface.  Do not over bake  Cool and cut into squares.

Next time I might add mini chocolate chips or dried cranberries.

These were so yummy and of course with the amount of oatmeal they contain, they must be good for you, right?!

1 comment:

  1. I vote for chocolate chips! Yum!
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