Smitten Kitchen introduced me to this recipe: You can find my changes in purple!
1/2 to 3/4 cup granulated sugar (use more for a sweetness akin to most purchased bars; use less for a mildly sweet bar) I sub brown sugar
1/3 cup oat flour (or 1/3 cup oats, processed till finely ground in a food processor or blender)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 to 3 cups dried fruits and nuts (total of 10 to 15 ounces)* I use peanuts, cashews, coconut, flax seed and dark chocolate covered craisins chopped up.
1/3 cup peanut butter or another nut butter (I used almond butter) (optional) I use all natural peanut butter.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional, namely because I was not convinced that the flavor came through) I would agree with this, a tidbit of almond extract is yummy, but just a little bit! It's strong!
6 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup honey, maple syrup or corn syrup I use honey and a tablespoon of molasses
2 tablespoons light corn syrup (see Note above) I don't use this
1 tablespoon water