Posted by Tim Stobbs on December 1, 2007
So after a couple of requests here are a few of our most loved recipes.
1) Hot Chocolate Mix
- 3 cups skim milk powder
- 1 cup cocoa
- 1 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1/3 cup of powdered coffee whitener
- 1/8 tsp salt
Mix it all up and store in an air tight container. We make a batch each fall and it usually lasts most of the winter. To use add 2 tbsp of mix to 3/4 cup of hot water. Unlike some other mixes this one will completely dissolve in hot liquid.
2) Homemade Granola Bars
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups of trail mix
- 4 tbsp margarine
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (dark if you have it)
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Mix margarine, brown sugar, honey and salt in small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Meanwhile mix the rolled oats, flour and trail mix together in large bowl. Add vanilla to sauce mixture and pour over oat mixture. Press into a greased 13 x 9 pan (if you don’t have that size just about any size will do). Bake at 325 F for 20 minutes.
The bars will break up somewhat when cut, but save the crumbs as they make excellent granola cereal. I should warn you I’m still working on this recipe. I have a base one from a internet site that I’ve been messing around with to get it to where I like my bars. So if you have problems let me know and I’ll try to answer any questions in the comments.