These granola bars are absolute perfection. They are chewy and yummy. They remind me of the ones I bought in the grocery store before Jazlyn's allergies. Even my picky husband loves these granola bars. I also love that these granola bars are ready in just a few minutes. I made a triple batch to take on our trip to Disney World. Once we arrived at our hotel, I put them in the fridge and they stayed good until they ran out (about 1 1/2 weeks). I'm sorry I didn't get a better picture. The ones I took were blurry. I'm sure I will be making them again soon, so I will add better pictures then.
No Bake Chewy Granola Bars
1/2 cup dairy free margarine
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp corn syrup, honey or molasses
3 cups quick oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup mix-ins desired such as raisins, craisins, safe chocolate chips, flaked coconut, etc.
Place the margarine and brown sugar in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds or until the margarine is melted. Stir until the brown sugar is dissolved. Stir in the corn syrup. Add the oats and baking powder then stir until thoroughly combined. Fold in the mix-ins you desire. Press the mixture firmly and evenly into a sprayed microwave safe 8x11 baking dish (or use two 8x8 baking dishes if you want your granola bars thinner). Microwave for 5 minutes or until puffed and almost set. Allow to cool before cutting into bars or squares. Store at room temperature or in the fridge tightly covered.
My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 12 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.