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Chewy granola bars

Posted by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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This would be perfect for the kids!!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Yield: 8-10 granola bars

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:

2 cups of quick cooking oats
1 cup of crispy rice cereal
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of honey
4 tbsp butter
3/4 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp mini chocolate chips

Directions:

Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on opposite sides to lift the bars out easily afterward. Coat the parchment with cooking spray.

Add the brown sugar, honey, and butter to a small saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved. Bring the mixture to a simmer then reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for 1 more minute. Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

Mix the oats and rice cereal together in a bowl until well combined. Pour the melted butter mixture over the oats & rice then stir with a rubber spatula until well combined. All of the dry ingredients should be moistened. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Spread in an even layer and press hard to make sure the mixture is compact so the bars don't turn out crumbly. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture and lightly press down on them with the spatula so they stick to the granola mixture.

Allow to set for at least 2 hours or place into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to speed things up. Use the parchment handles to lift out then cut into bars. Individually wrap the granola bars with plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to 5 days.

by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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jaytee
by Jen on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:24 AM
1 mom liked this

 My kids love granola bars! I'm gonna make these as soon as I have all the ingredients.

RADmomma
by Sara on Jan. 28, 2013 at 12:29 PM
I've made something similar before!! Very yummy
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stellarmom1
by Becca on Jan. 28, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I haven't and I have no idea why! So easy and great for the kids!

Quoting RADmomma:

I've made something similar before!! Very yummy


sweetmissy_05
by Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 12:09 PM

I will have to make this one day!!

Family4Eternity
by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:18 PM

 Oh yummy!! We love homemade granola bars.

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