These are really fun to make with kids. It takes only a few minutes to whip up a batch. The hardest part is waiting for them to cool and firm up. Putting them in the fridge speeds that process up though.
I'm excited to play around with the ingredients a bit more, maybe decreasing the butter or using coconut oil instead. I didn't add any fruit or nuts for the preparedness fair samples, but I'll be adding them next time I make them. I'll be making them soon.
Homemade Granola Bars
- 6 T. butter
- 1/3 c. brown sugar
- 6 T. honey
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 2 c. quick oats
- 1 3/4 c. Rice Krispies
- 1/2 c. dried fruit or nuts
- 1/4 c. ground flaxseed or wheat germ
- 1/4 c. mini chocolate chips
- Heat butter, brown sugar and honey in saucepan. Stir on medium heat until bubbly and slightly thickened.
- Mix in vanilla and salt. Remove from heat.
- In separate bowl, combine oats, cereal, dried fruit or nuts, flaxseed or wheat germ.
- Pour syrup over dry ingredients. Stir carefully until combined.
- Press mixture into foil-lined 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and press into mixture.
- Let sit until firm. Cut into bars.
I like to store these in the refrigerator or freezer. Try different combinations of nuts, fruit and/or chocolate.