This is an oldie but a goodie - the stuff of lunch-box treats and after-school snacks, and probably healthier than these ones... and it takes like less than 5 minutes to whip up. The longest part is waiting for the oven to preheat!
Mom's Granola Bars
3 cups large flake oats
1 cup chopped unsalted peanuts
1 cup raisins
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk (300ml)
1/2 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper, allowing some to overlap the sides.
Melt butter. Combine oats, peanuts, raisins, and chocolate chips in a large bowl.
Pour in condensed milk. Add in slightly cooled melted butter and mix well.
Press evenly into prepared pan.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool slightly. Remove from pan by using the overlapping edges of the parchment paper.
Cut into bars.
This recipe is easily halved and baked in a 8x8 inch square pan.