The following 4-H Youth Development articles printed in the 2020 Summer edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.
4-H at Home
We are all at home during this time, and many are searching for creative ways to challenge young minds. Check out the 4-H Inspires Kids To Do Activity Guide. The 30 fun activities include topics like Discovering Butterfly Marks, Exploring Solar Power, Making Bread in a Bag, Building a Marshmallow Catapult, and even making Bath Fizzies. There are activities to spark the imagination of every child. Check it out!
Oldham County 4-H Fair Favorite: Chewy Granola Bars
- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats, old-fashioned or quick
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup seedless raisins or dried fruit, chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mixing bowl, Mixing Spoon, Measuring Cups and Spoons, 9 x 9 Baking pan.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat the baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In bowl, combine oats, nuts, brown sugar, and raisins or dried fruit.
- Stir in eggs, margarine, and vanilla. Mix until evenly combined.
- Press mixture firmly into the prepared baking pan.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.
Yield: Cut into 12 bars.
Don’t forget to enter your granola bars in the Oldham County 4-H Fair! This year’s fair information will be available online at oldham.ca.uky.edu/4h-fair.
Recipe used with permission from 4-H Cooking 101, p. 35, University of Illinois Extension
Written by Lauren Fernandez, Oldham County Extension Program Assistant, and Kelly Woods, Oldham County 4-H Agent.