Toasted almond and white chocolate granola bars

These bars mark the first time I’ve officially baked, although I’m not sure how much granola bars count in the realm of baking!
They are SO simple.

Toasted Almond and White Chocolate Granola Bars

1 stick unsalted butter
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup chopped almonds
Handful of almond slices for topping
Pinch of salt
4 oz white chocolate

Preheat your oven to 325 F. Line the pan with baking paper.

In a medium-sized pan melt the stick of butter with the 3/4 cup of honey and 1/2 cup packed brown sugar. You’ll need to stir continually for about five minutes until a caramel syrup forms. Stir in the oats and almonds and add a pinch of salt. Stir for another minute or two, then remove from the heat and add the white chocolate, which will easily melt into the hot mixture.

Once the chocolate has melted, pour into a square pan and top with the sliced almonds. Your mixture should look something like this:

Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the edges are browned. You want the edges to be browned and the almonds toasted. It’s important to let the bars cool if you can because they don’t harden into proper granola bars until they’ve cooled. I had an extremely hard time letting mine cool once I had a little taste!

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

These bars are based on Food & Wine’s Sticky Oat and Pine Nut Bars


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