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Granola Bars Not Sticking Together


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Granola Bars Not Sticking Together

arielleeve | Sep 5, 2010 06:34 PM

Hi all,

I have been trying to make homemade granola bars for some time now. I've been using a combination of Alton Brown and Ina Garten's recipes (see and ), which are quite similar, because they're the only ones I could find that seemed reasonable and they had both gotten good reviews.

My problem is, on each of the three occasions that I attempted the granola bars, they have failed to hold together when I tried to cut them into bars. They just crumble into what is basically loose granola. I have tried everything I can think of -- pressing them into the pan VERY firmly before baking, leaving them in the oven a little longer, letting them cool overnight before cutting them -- but I don't know what else to do to make them stay together. Is it the recipes I am using? I watched both chefs cook these bars on their show and I am following their directions to a T and yet do not come near approximating the stiff, crunchy looking bars that they have made. Help!

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