Sweet and Salty Granola Bars
These organic granola bars deliver a delicious mix of sweet and salty flavours and quick preparation time.
3 cups Highwood Crossing Organic Sunflower Flax Seed Granola or Organic Rolled Oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds (or combo!)
1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
300 mL sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup Highwood Crossing Organic Canola Oil
1 tbsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 15”x10” pan with parchment paper, overlapping the sides for easy removal of bars.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well. Press into prepared pan. Spread a little thicker towards edges of pan so browning occurs evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly. Cut into bars.
If you are unable to cut bars in the pan, remove the parchment paper with the bars on top and use a large knife to slice. If the bars are left too long before cutting, they will be more like granola brittle as they will break into chunks and not tidy bars.
Optional: Melt 3/4 cup chocolate chips in microwave and drizzle over bars. Allow chocolate to harden.