Saturday, July 16, 2011

No-Bake Granola Bars

This recipe makes a yummy, chewy granola bar. My kids used to fight over them, LOL! Very easy, popular, and uses some of your food storage staples.

No-Bake Granola Bars
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup coconut (optional)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (optional)
2 Tbsp. sesame seeds (optional)
In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Press into a 9" square pan lined with waxed paper. Cool, then cut into 20 bars. Original recipe is from Pillsbury, found in an old newspaper clipping.

Rice-a-Noodles Mix

This is a very inexpensive way to have a rice mix handy, and rotate some of your long-term storage. And it is yummy!

Rice-a-Noodles Mix
For each recipe, use 1 medium and 1 small plastic bag.
In medium bag, put:
1 cup rice
2 oz. vermicelli or spaghetti, broken into 1" pieces (about 1/2 cup of pieces)
In small bag, put:
2 Tbsp. dry onion
1/2 Tbsp. salt
1 tsp. bouillon granules
To cook:
Put 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine in a pan. Add medium bag (rice and noodles). Saute until lightly browned. Add 2 1/2 cups water and small bag (bouillon mix). Cover and cook on low heat for 20-30 minutes or until moisture is absorbed and rice is tender.