Chewy Granola Bars

Any combination of nuts, fruit, chocolate and seeds can be used in this recipe.

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, can substitute crisped rice cereal for half
1/2 cup coconut
1/3 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup total of nuts, dried fruit, and seeds (sesame and flax)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 9″ X 13″ pan.
In a large bowl, combine the sugar and corn syrup.  Stir in remaining ingredients and work the mixture so that several large clumps stick together.  Using your fingers, press the mixture into the pan very firmly.
Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until it turns a golden brown (it usually takes me a little longer)
Allow to cool completely before cutting.  Cut into 1 1/2″ X 4″ bars.  Wrap individually in plastic wrap.
These freeze well. Can double into 12′ x 17″ pan.


CAP Trail Mix

Pretty much everything delicious about trail mix. Nothing healthy, just sweet and salty!
Recipe from RyAnne Stanley 

Frosted animal cookies
Peanut M&Ms (or whatever kind you want)
Fish crackers

Mix to desired ratios.

White Trash

This is by far one of the most addictive recipes we own. It can be made with any variety of cereal and can have any nuts and dried fruits added as well. I’ve also added fish crackers before.


2 cups Cheerios
3 cups Rice Chex
3 cups Corn Chex
2 cups pretzels
1 cup dry roasted peanuts (optional)
1 cup plain or crispy M&Ms
1 package white almond bark

Mix Cheerios, rice chex, corn chex, pretzels and peanuts in large bowl.
Melt white candy and pour over mixture.
Stir in M&Ms.
Spread on wax paper to cool.  Break into pieces.
Notes: to mail, put mix in Ziploc bag and stick in a box.  It doesn’t need any packing.

Makes 12 – 14 cups.