I’ve had a couple of queries about Giada’s Granola Bars from the Dig in for a Cause episode of Giada at Home. It seems that the Food Network left this recipe off their website. Here it is:
Giada’s Peanut Butter Granola Bars (with a proviso*)
vegetable cooking spray
1 egg white
½ cup chunky peanut butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
2 cups old fashioned oats
¼ cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 9 by 13 baking pan with parchment paper. Spray with vegetable cooking spray.
Beat egg white until slightly foamy. Stir in peanut butter.
Place brown sugar, honey and butter in small saucepan. Stir over low heat until melted.
Stir oats and almonds into peanut butter mixture. Stir in melted butter mixture until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and pour into prepared pan. Smooth mixture down.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly, then cut into bars, while still warm.
* I really wanted you to think that I called Giada and she gave me the recipe, but I’m too honest. So how did I get this unpublished recipe? I slow-mo’ed the tape and read it off Giada’s Blackberry. The only problem was that I could only see the list of ingredients and the baking temperature. But I watched her boy Brian put it together and this is what it looked like he did. The time is approximate, but I think it’ll be fine.
After reading some of the comments, it doesn't seem as if this recipe works that well. Here's a very similar one from Martha, but there is a misprint (which I'm sure would blow her mind, if she knew). Step Two should read: Pour over OAT mixture; stir until moistened.