Granola Bars (Fun Food For Children)
Prep Time:10 Mins
Cook Time:16 Mins
Total Time:26 Mins
Is this crisp or chewy, sweet or fruity? It is this mixture of flavours and textures that makes the Granola Bars a treat for kids! It keeps them guessing with every bite, loaded with fibre and protein rich oats and cornflakes, nutritious dry fruits and nuts, all bound together by caramelised sugar.
3/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped mixed nuts (almonds,walnuts and cashewnuts)
2 tbsp melon seeds (charmagaz)
3/4 cup corn flakes (crushed)
1 tbsp raisins (kismis)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp oil for greasing
Step 1 Combine the oats, mixed nuts and melon seeds in a broad non-stick pan and dry roast them on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside to cool.
Step 2 When cooled, add the cornflakes and raisins and mix well. Keep aside.
Step 3 Combine the sugar along with 1 tbsp of water in a broad non-stick pan and cook on a high flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the sugar caramelizes, while stirring continuously.
Step 4 Remove from the flame, add the oats-cornflour mixture and mix well.
Step 5 Pour this mixture on to a greased marble or stone surface.
Step 6 Using a large greased rolling pin, roll it out lightly to form a square approximately 200 mm. X 200 mm. (8" x 8").
Step 7 While it is still warm, cut out rectangular bars of 25 mm. X 100 mm. (1" x 4").
Step 8 Store in an air-tight container.