I hope you all had a great weekend, and are ready for Monday. I can’t say I am ready for Monday this week, but who is ever really ready for it. It was a beautiful weekend here. We went hiking to a waterfall on Saturday. Sunday, I went running with my 6 year old. He went his furthest ever, 2 miles! He wants to work up to a 5k this summer. Then he topped of Sunday night by eating an enchilada for dinner. He is a very picky eater, so you have to understand how huge this was for us! Now if he would just eat some vegetables….
Today I have for you a super easy recipe for granola bars. They taste very similar to a chewy kind you can buy at the store. These have just a few ingredients, and come together in under 10 minutes. So much healthier and cheaper than the grocery store alternative. Plus you could mix in whatever you want! Raisins, peanut butter, marshmallows, cranberries, nuts, coconut etc. This recipe made about 12 bars for me, but it is all about how thin or thick you like them.
No Bake Chewy Granola Bars
From Lauren’s Latest
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups quick cooking oats (not rolled oats)
1 cup crispy rice cereal
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbls mini chocolate chips
Stir oats and rice cereal together. Set aside. Over medium heat, melt butter, honey and brown sugar together. Once it starts to bubble, reduce heat, and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Pour syrup over the oat mixture. Stir until well coated. Pat into a greased sheet pan. Mine were about 1/2 in thick. Thoroughly press them together, or they will crumble when you cut into them. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly across the bars. Lightly press in the chips. Allow to cool for at least 2 hours. Cut into bars, store in air tight container at room temperature.