Blondie’ Granola Bars for Thanksgiving

Blondie’ Prison Granola Bars for Thanksgiving

Blondie's Prison Granola Bars for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is more than the festivities, it gives us to look back at lessons we learned and the good people who came into our lives. Those of you who are graduates  of Coffee Creek Correctional Facility might remember “Blondie”. We are in touch. Through her tender heart and humor, I found ways during my prison sentence to make it through the holidays, away from my family. Blondie concocted a prison granola bar recipe from the canteen list. It is a damned good treat in or out of prison. May we find ways to be grateful all year long. Blondie’ Granola Bars for Thanksgiving

Blondie’ Prison Granola Bars Recipe

  • One box of granola cereal
  • 2 handfuls of peanuts
  • 3 T of peanut butter
  • 4 canteen bags of carmels @ 10 each/ 4.5 oz, or in the free world, 18 oz of Carmel sauce.
  • 2 canteen bags of orange sliced candy or in the free world, 9 0z of orange slice candy
  • 4 bars of Hershey’s chocolate

Gather your crew of buddies and secure a table near the microwave. Include a Badass crew member to keep the mooches away and a Long Timer who has plastic cups and bowls. 

Chop chocolate and oranges slices with your prison ID card hanging from your lanyard around your neck. Mix with cereal and peanuts in bowl. Unwrap carmels and mix with peanut butter in a plastic cup. Heat and stir until melted. Use Badass crew member as a lookout. 

Run hands under cold water, (which is the normal water temp). Pour warm carmel and peanut butter over cereal mixture in bowl. Mix and do your best to press mixture into flat bar shape. Allow to cool. Cut with ID into bars. Add laughter. 

Blondie’ Granola Bars for Thanksgiving
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Blondie’ Granola Bars for Thanksgiving
The chow line at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility

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Blondie’ Prison Granola Bars for Thanksgiving

Blondie’ Prison Granola Bars for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is more than the festivities, it gives us to look back at lessons we learned and the good people who came into our lives. Those of you who are graduates of Coffee Creek Correctional Facility might remember “Blondie”. We are in touch. Through her tender heart and humor, I found ways during my prison sentence to make it through the holidays, away from my family. Blondie concocted a prison granola bar recipe from the canteen list. It is a damned good treat in or out of prison. May we find ways to be grateful all year long.

A reason to celebrate!

One of our own has been freed, Lisa Roberts. Lisa and I served time together at Coffee Creek. Lisa was a stand-up gal in all areas of life on the inside. She revealed consistent strength of character no matter the circumstances. She will do well on the outside as she took her time seriously and applied herself first to take inventory and then to improve and grow. I am thrilled for her. This represents the possibility of a great shift in prison awareness that eventually could lead to prison reform. Thank you to Senator Kim Thatcher and godspeed Lisa!

A reason to celebrate!

One of our own has been freed, Lisa Roberts. Lisa and I served time together at Coffee Creek. Lisa was a stand-up gal in all areas of life on the inside. She revealed consistent strength of character no matter the circumstances. She will do well on the outside as she took her time seriously and applied herself first to take inventory and then to improve and grow. I am thrilled for her. This represents the possibility of a great shift in prison awareness that eventually could lead to prison reform. Thank you to Senator Kim Thatcher and godspeed Lisa!