Chocolate Granola Bars SnacksVegetarianDessert - Other

Granola bar Source: Meal Makeover Moms, Flickr

I wanted a chewy granola bar to take on bike rides that wasn't based on peanuts, marshmallows, or fruit. Luckily, every single mommy blog has a granola bar recipe.


Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/8 cup (1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons) honey
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla
  • Cocoa powder to taste
  • 2 cups instant or quick-cook oats
  • 1 3/4 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 cup sliced or chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup flax meal, wheat germ, or oat bran

Source: Once Upon a Chef

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 18 bars

Notes

You can add other stuff in if you want, like dried fruit of chocolate chips. There's a bunch of sugar already, though, so I just added in cocoa powder instead of sweetened chocolate bits.

Instructions

  1. In a pot, combine the butter, brown sugar, and honey. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and simmer until slightly thickened (about 2 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well-coated. Press the mixture evenly into a 9x13 pan lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  3. Cool in the fridge for 1.5–2 hours, then transfer to a cutting board to cut into 18 or so bars. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. (I usually wrap them individually in plastic wrap to take with as a snack or dessert.