Saturday, April 5, 2008

Chewy Cinnamon Trail Bars

  • 1 C quick-cooking rolled oats
  • ½ C honey
  • 1/3 C coconut (see notes, below)
  • 1/3 C white vanilla chips
  • 1/3 C pecan pieces
  • 1 pkg. Pillsbury Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread Mix
  • ½ C butter, melted
  • 1 ½ Tbsp water
  • 2 egg yolks
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 12x8 inch (2 quart) basking dish or 13x9 inch pan. In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine oats, honey, coconut, vanilla chips, and pecans; process 10 seconds or until coarsely ground.
2. Set cinnamon swirl package from bread mix aside. In large bowl, combine bread mix and oat mixture. Stir in butter, water, and egg yolks; mix well. Spread half of batter in greased baking dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon swirl from package. Drop remaining batter by spoonfuls over cinnamon swirl; carefully spread.
3. Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 2 hours or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.

Robyn's notes: I adapted this recipe from another, but I no longer remember the changes I made to it. He likes it, I've made it as lunch bars/granola-type bars a number of times.  I generally use sweetened flaked coconut because it's what I tend to have in the house.

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