Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Pumpkin Granola Bars with Chocolate

INGREDIENTS: (upper right picture)
3 1/4 cup oats
3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup applesauce
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup 85% dark chocolate broken into pieces
1 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x8 pan.
2. Combine oats, spices and salt. Set aside.
3. Whisk pumpkin, applesauce, honey and vanilla until smooth.  Pour over the oats and stir well. Stir in the chocolate.
4. Press into the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minutes on wire rack, cut, then remove from pan and let cool.  Makes 12 bars!

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