Apricot Hazelnut Granola Bar

Products Used

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups toasted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

      Directions

      1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
      2. Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with plastic food film and set aside.
      3. Scatter oats evenly onto two cookie sheets and place in oven for 12 minutes tossing oats a few times while toasting. Remove from oven and toss in hazelnuts.
      4. Cut each dried apricot in about 6 -8 slivers and set aside.
      5. In a pan large enough to hold all ingredients combine butter, honey, brown sugar and salt. Stir to a boil and remove from heat. Stir a few more minutes until sugar is well dissolved. 
      6. Add vanilla extract, apricot pieces, toasted oats and hazelnuts. Stir to combine and add chocolate chips.
      7. Transfer mixture into prepared pan. Cover with additional plastic food wrap and press very hard onto the surface to firmly pack the mixture. This is a vital step to ensure that the granola bars will not fall apart. (You may want to stand on your toes and have your torso weight help with pressing.)
      8. Place pan in the refrigerator for 2 hours before cutting.
      9. Lift granola bars out of the pan and cut in desired size. Wrap each or a few together in plastic food wrap. The bars will last at least a week.
      Dixie Crystals Insight

      This same recipe base can be used to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars and Cherry Almond Granola Bars.

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      Rating

      Susan
      Oct 17, 2014

      Absolutely delicious! I printed the recipe on 9-29-14 and made them twice already. Everyone I shared them with, ranted and raved about them. I used one cup of semi sweet chocolate chips because I love chocolate. I also toasted the hazelnuts at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes (or until lightly browned and fragrant.) I used blanched hazelnuts so did not have to worry about removing the skin on the nuts. I used nonstick aluminum foil to line the pan and to cover the top before pressing the mixture down with a second 13X9X2 pan. Used a pastry cutter to cut the granola mixture into bars. I only got 32 bars. Four rows of eight bars each. Don't hesitate to make these. They are tasty especially if you love hazelnuts! :)

      Barras de Granola con albaricoque y avellana

      Products Used

      Ingredientes

      • 5 1/2 tazas de avena estilo antiguo
      • 1 1/2 tazas de avellanas tostadas
      • 1 taza de albaricoques secos
      • 1/2 taza (1 barra) de mantequilla
      • 2/3 de taza de miel
      • 2/3 cup Dixie Crystals Azúcar Morena Clara
      • 3/4 cucharadita de sal
      • 2 cucharaditas extracto de vainilla
      • 1/2 taza chispas de chocolate semi-dulce

      Direcciones

      1. Precaliente el horno a 350 F.
      2. Forre una bandeja de 13x9 pulgadas con plástico de comida y ponga a un lado.
      3. Disperse la avena de manera uniforme en 2 bandejas de hornear y colóquelas en el horno por 12 minutos sacudiendo la avena varias veces mientras se tuestan. Remueva del horno y echar las avellanas.
      4. Corte cada albaricoque en alrededor de 6 a 8 pedacitos y ponga a un lado.
      5. En una olla lo suficientemente grande como para aguantar todos los ingredientes combine la mantequilla, la miel, la azúcar morena y la sal. Revuelva hasta que hierva y remueva del calor. Revuelva por varios minutos más hasta que el azúcar este bien disuelta.
      6. Agregue el extracto de vainilla, los pedazos de albaricoque, la avena tostada y la avellana. Revuelva para combinar y agregue las chispas de chocolate.
      7. Transfiera la mezcla a la bandeja preparada, cubra con papel plástico de comida adicional y presione bien duro hacia la superficie para empacar la mezcla firmemente. Este es un paso de vital importancia para asegurar que las barras de granola no se van a desmoronar. (Usted querrá pararse con los dedos de los pies y dejar que el peso de su torso ayude a presionar)
      8. Coloque la bandeja en el refrigerador por 2 horas antes de cortar.
      9. Levante las barras de granola de la bandeja y corte en el tamaño deseado. Envuelva cada una o varia juntas con papel plástico de comida. Las barras duraran por lo menos una semana
      Dixie Crystals Insight

      This same recipe base can be used to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars and Cherry Almond Granola Bars.

      Rate & Review

      Rating

      Susan
      Oct 17, 2014

      Absolutely delicious! I printed the recipe on 9-29-14 and made them twice already. Everyone I shared them with, ranted and raved about them. I used one cup of semi sweet chocolate chips because I love chocolate. I also toasted the hazelnuts at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes (or until lightly browned and fragrant.) I used blanched hazelnuts so did not have to worry about removing the skin on the nuts. I used nonstick aluminum foil to line the pan and to cover the top before pressing the mixture down with a second 13X9X2 pan. Used a pastry cutter to cut the granola mixture into bars. I only got 32 bars. Four rows of eight bars each. Don't hesitate to make these. They are tasty especially if you love hazelnuts! :)