Homemade Granola

(from Family Fun Magazine)
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1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1/2 tsp. salt
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup wheat germ
1 bag of dried mixed fruit bits
 
-Preheat oven to 300 F.  Line two cookie sheets with aluminum foil.
-In large bowl, combine the honey, brown sugar, butter, and salt.  Add the oats and wheat germ, then stir the mixture until it’s evenly blended.
-Spread the granola onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 20 minutes, sirring once halfway through to keep it from burning and encourage even baking.
-Remove pans from the oven and stir the granola again.  Bake 10 minutes more…keep an eye on the granola during this period and stir it occasionally so that it doesn’t burn.
-Remove the granola from the oven and stir it one last time.  Allow it to cool completely on the pans, about 15 minutes.  When it has cooled, stir in the dried fruit.  
-For freezing, I don’t add the dried fruit.  I just freeze the oat mixture by itself.  I allow to cool and then place in Ziploc freezer bags and stick it in the freezer.