Monday, April 17, 2017

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups quick cooking oats {not rolled oats!}
1 cup crispy rice cereal
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  1. In a large bowl, stir oats and rice cereal together. Set aside.
  2.  In a small pot, melt butter, honey and brown sugar together over medium high heat until it comes to a bubble. Reduce the heat and cook 2 minutes. 
  3. Pour in vanilla and stir. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well to moisten all ingredients.
  4. Pour into lightly greased small jelly roll pan and press out to be about 3/4 inch in thickness. If your pan isn't small enough, pack the mixture into one side. You really want to press them down so they stick together.
  5.  Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and press down lightly. 
  6. Cool on a counter-top to room temperature for two hours or until the chocolate chips are set before cutting into bars. 
  7. Wrap in parchment or plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

* If your granola bars don't seem to be sticking together when you cut them, you may have not boiled the mixture long want it to make it just past the softball stage. 

*If you made them too thin or you didn't pack them in tight enough. Stick them in the fridge for 20 minutes and that should help keep them together. Don't store them in the frig, they'll become super hard! 

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