Help Me Find the Perfect Granola Bar Recipe!

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Q: I've been on a quest to perfect homemade granola bars, and I'm getting there, but still haven't found the magic touch. First, I was using Ina Garten and Alton Brown's recipes, which tasted great but never held together (I ended up with straight granola rather than granola bars).

Then I discovered brown rice syrup and started using that (and stopped using butter, which I was told would impede the bars from holding together). But I'm not sure that I love the flavor of the brown rice syrup. Most recently I added more honey than normal, which helped a little, but I don't want to end up adding so much sugar that they are no better than the store-bought kind.

Help! Recipes and suggestions needed!

Sent by Arielle

Editor: Arielle, here are a few we've tried and liked:

Homemade Power Bars
Crunchy Granola Bars
DIY Nutri-Grain Fruit and Nut Bars

Readers, any thoughts or advice for Arielle?

 

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