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Homemade Granola Bars | Blueberry Peanut Butter

Homemade granola bars are surprisingly easy to make. All you really need is oats, dried fruit, nuts and some sort of binder. Last year, we made Cranberry-Pistachio Granola Bars. This time, the fruit is blueberries and the nut is peanuts... and the result is equally as tasty!

Makes six 6" x 1 ½" x ½" deep granola bars

- Ingredients -

1 cup old-fashioned oats
4 oz blueberries
¼ cup peanuts halves
¼ cup sunflower seeds
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup smooth natural peanut butter
¼ cup peanut oil
¼ cup honey

- Tools -
Weston Dehydrator

In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. In a small bowl, mix together the peanut butter and peanut oil until uniform and runny. Stir in the honey. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the granola mixture, then use a wooden spoon to incorporate evenly.

Place a sheet of parchment paper over the tray of your Dehydrator. Pour the granola into the center of the sheet, then cover with plastic wrap. Use a rolling pin to evenly spread the granola over the entire tray.

Dehydrate at 155°F for 8 hours. Cut into 1 ½" x 6" bars (really, you can cut them however you like), and use a spatula to slide them onto the tray. Discard the parchment paper. This will help to expedite the drying process and allow the bars to dry more evenly.

Dry for 4 more hours, or until the bars are dry, but still chewy. Enjoy immediately or vacuum seal and store up to one month.

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