Peanut Butter and Molasses Granola Bars
- 3 cups quick rolled oats
- 1 cup bran
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup chopped almonds
- ½ cup raisins
- ¼ cup wheat germ
- ½ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 tbsp 2% milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- Mix first seven ingredients together in large bowl. Set aside.
- Combine the next four ingredients in a 2 litre saucepan and cook over medium low heat until sugar dissolves and mixture is smooth. (Stir constantly.)
- Combine the last three ingredients and add to the molasses mixture. Stir for one more minute. Remove from heat.
- Pour molasses-milk mixture over granola mixture and stir until dry ingredients are moist. Wet your hands and press the mixture into a 15 x 10 inch (2L) pan.
- Bake at 275°F (140°C) for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Let cool, cut into slices and store in the refrigerator.
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