Hi. So when I originally posted about making granola Katie asked about making it into bars. Last night I finally got around to trying it & here's the result:
Anyhow, I read some bar recipes here's the difference in cooking them: same heat, same recipe (full amount of honey, though). The change is that I put foil down in the pan, with a couple of extra inches hanging off the long sides. Then I sprayed with cooking spray. I turned out all of the "batter" onto the sheet & (with my hand in a plastic bag) patted it all out to about 3/4" thick. Then I cooked it for 30 minutes, which is what the recipe calls for. The thickness made it so that it didn't get dry and brittle. When done cooking, you lift the foil up and cut the bars. Then wait 10 minutes and take off the foil. Store in a airtight place for up to a week (according to the recipes that I read).
The bars are good--but very HEALTHY tasting. I think if I'd chopped the almonds smaller it would be less FIBEROUS tasting. However, after the first couple of bites I was hooked. It made 20 bars with lots of extra crumbs that I ate for breakfast : )