Friday, December 5, 2008

Chewy Granola Bars

My two youngest kids are allowed to bring a small, healthy morning snack to school. It really makes no sense to me, because when I was in school, we were not allowed to bring snacks. Well, I guess alot has changed since then too, but back to these bars. Blake and Abby really like granola bars. They like the peanut butter and chocolate chunk ones. Week after week, I buy them for more than $2 for a box of 8. That really isn't that bad, but when I came across this recipe from Make and Takes, I just had to try. I made a couple of minor changes, but you could change them up however you would like. The verdict on these? Great. My kids loved them, and the hubby loved them too. I made them into an 8X8 baking dish, and got 12 bars. I will definitely be making these, instead of buying them in a box from now on.

Chewy Granola Bars Recipe:

2 1/2 c. Oats - quick rolled oats
1/2 c. Rice Krispies
1/4 c. coconut (I did not add this)
1/2 c. M&M minis (I used peanut butter and chocolate chips here)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla


Add all of the ingredients and mix together until combined. Press into a square 8×8 pan. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and score into bars. Let it set completely and then cut into bars. For thinner bars, press mix into a 9×13 pan. They seem to set a little better in the 9×13 pan.

Have a great weekend!

11 comments:

Dani said...

I swear you post these recipes just for me :) lol

Megan said...

bars do add up pretty quickly, dont they? This sounds like a fun recipe that you could really play with. Thanks for the recipe and the link!

Megan said...
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Mary said...

What a great recipe! We buy granola bars in bulk from Costco for just me and my husband. I'll definitely be giving these a shot!

Megan said...

You are a genius. Sabrina can't eat that brand of granola bar, but this is a recipe that we can modify however we want. Thank you, thank you for posting this!!

cinnamongirl93 said...

Mmmmm. This sounds really good right now.
Thanks for the recipe

Amanda said...

Oh how awesome, I will have to try this. I buy TONS of granola bars, my kids love them :) Hope to see you join the Cooking with Alicia & Annie blog event this month!

The Blonde Duck said...

I am all over this. I used to buy granola bars all the time--but it was so expensive!

Deborah said...

I've been wanting to make homemade granola bars and these look perfect!

Jude said...

Could definitely go for a few of these before a workout. Thanks for the flexible recipe!

Tania said...

Jakob would eat granola bars all day if I let him! Thanks for a recipe that will make it a little easier to say yes!

Tania

Friday, December 5, 2008

Chewy Granola Bars

My two youngest kids are allowed to bring a small, healthy morning snack to school. It really makes no sense to me, because when I was in school, we were not allowed to bring snacks. Well, I guess alot has changed since then too, but back to these bars. Blake and Abby really like granola bars. They like the peanut butter and chocolate chunk ones. Week after week, I buy them for more than $2 for a box of 8. That really isn't that bad, but when I came across this recipe from Make and Takes, I just had to try. I made a couple of minor changes, but you could change them up however you would like. The verdict on these? Great. My kids loved them, and the hubby loved them too. I made them into an 8X8 baking dish, and got 12 bars. I will definitely be making these, instead of buying them in a box from now on.

Chewy Granola Bars Recipe:

2 1/2 c. Oats - quick rolled oats
1/2 c. Rice Krispies
1/4 c. coconut (I did not add this)
1/2 c. M&M minis (I used peanut butter and chocolate chips here)
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. honey
1/2 tsp. vanilla


Add all of the ingredients and mix together until combined. Press into a square 8×8 pan. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and score into bars. Let it set completely and then cut into bars. For thinner bars, press mix into a 9×13 pan. They seem to set a little better in the 9×13 pan.

Have a great weekend!

11 comments:

Dani said...

I swear you post these recipes just for me :) lol

Megan said...

bars do add up pretty quickly, dont they? This sounds like a fun recipe that you could really play with. Thanks for the recipe and the link!

Megan said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Mary said...

What a great recipe! We buy granola bars in bulk from Costco for just me and my husband. I'll definitely be giving these a shot!

Megan said...

You are a genius. Sabrina can't eat that brand of granola bar, but this is a recipe that we can modify however we want. Thank you, thank you for posting this!!

cinnamongirl93 said...

Mmmmm. This sounds really good right now.
Thanks for the recipe

Amanda said...

Oh how awesome, I will have to try this. I buy TONS of granola bars, my kids love them :) Hope to see you join the Cooking with Alicia & Annie blog event this month!

The Blonde Duck said...

I am all over this. I used to buy granola bars all the time--but it was so expensive!

Deborah said...

I've been wanting to make homemade granola bars and these look perfect!

Jude said...

Could definitely go for a few of these before a workout. Thanks for the flexible recipe!

Tania said...

Jakob would eat granola bars all day if I let him! Thanks for a recipe that will make it a little easier to say yes!

Tania