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Sweet Tooth

Yesterday I spent an entire day vintage shopping and happened upon an Amish market.  For those of us living in the eastern part of the US and have had the pleasure of visiting an Amish market you know the excitement of the FRESH goods the great Amish provide.  While browsing while hungry (huge mistake) I saw and tasted the best pretzels and peanut butter chocolate which kicked off my sweet tooth.  In an effort to go half way healthy, I went home and baked up the biggest batch of chewy granola.


3 cups rolled oats
1 (14oz) can condensed milk
2 tbls butter melted
1 cup nuts of your choice
1/2 cup raisins 
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, sweetened condensed milk, butter, nuts, chocolate chips, and raisins until well blended. Press flat into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, depending on how crunchy you want them. Lightly browned just around the edges will give you moist, chewy bars. Let cool for 5 minutes, cut into squares then let cool completely before serving.  If you prefer loose granola as opposed to bars, once you take the granola out of the oven, immediately break up and place in a bowl to cool completely.
  4. I prefer to bag my granola in individual bags purchased from Michael’s for any and convenient transport.