Chewy Granola Bars
Feb 20, 2002
I "borrowed" this recipe from the kitchen at my college because I fell in love with these bars. They are so much better than store-bought, and you can add or subtract ingredients as you wish. They make a perfect on-the-go snack; a much healthier alternative to chips or cookies, especially for kids (Great for lunch boxes!)
16 bars (change servings and units)
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/4-1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups crisp rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
- 1 cup chopped almonds
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- raisins (optional)
1Preheat oven to 350° and lightly grease or spray 9 x 13 pan.
2In large bowl, beat brown sugar, sugar, and butter until light and fluffy.
3Blend in honey, vanilla and egg.
4In separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
5Add flour mixture gradually to sugar mixture and beat until combined.
6By hand, stir in almonds, chocolate chips and oats until well mixed.
7Press mixture firmly in bottom of greased pan, and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes, or until light golden brown.
8Cool and cut into squares.