Monday, April 2, 2012

Simple Chewy Granola Bars (No bake)

Sometimes you just need a quick, on the go snack that will suffice your hunger and sustain you till your next meal. These chewy granola bars are the perfect fix! Exploding with sweet notes of honey you won't be able to eat just one! Just like any other granola recipe you can add to or omit the ingredients to your personal needs. Enjoy!! 

1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups quick cook oats
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup crushed rice chex, gluten free (crispy rice cereal works too)
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1/3 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup craisins or raisins
2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients except chocolate chips & set aside. In a medium saucepan combine, butter, honey, & brown sugar over medium heat until it comes to a bubble. Reduce heat & cook 2 minutes. Pour in vanilla & stir. Pour hot mixture over dry ingredients and stir to coat evenly. Grease a 11x8 inch pan (can use 13x9 inch for thinner bars) Pour mixture into prepared pan and press down firmly...I mean really pack it down!
Sprinkle chocolate chips over top & gently press into bars. Cool in fridge or on countertop before cutting into bars.
Additional add ins- Peanut Butter-Cinnamon-Almonds-Dried Apples/Apricots
Put the things in it that YOU like!! 

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