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Crunchy Granola Bars

Note: I hate to even say it, but I liked the way these came out even better than Alton's! Sorry, Mr. Brown. I left mine out in the open for a few days, though, and you could probably chip a tooth with them. But they are still fabulous. Don't forget to put them in an air-tight container!

2 cups oats ("old fashioned" is best, but anything you have around will work)
3/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup nuts, in small pieces
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
4 Tbsp butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1 cup dried fruit


1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2) Mix oats, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, and nuts on a cookie sheet (one with sides). Toast them in the oven for 15 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes.

3) Line a 13x11 casserole dish with Reynolds Release foil. This stuff is amazing. You will be so happy.

4) Bring brown sugar, honey, butter, vanilla, and salt to a simmer in a saucepan large enough to hold the oats mixture.…