Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Granola Bars

Granola Bars
• 2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
• 2 cups old fashion oats
• 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
• 2/3 cup honey
• 1/2 cup peanut butter
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/4 tsp cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/4 cup packed coconut
• 1/4 mini chocolate morsels
• 1/4 peanuts
In a large bowl combine the rice cereal and oatmeal. Grease or line a 9×13 inch pan. (I prefer to line the pan with saran wrap because it makes for easy clean up.)
Mix brown sugar, honey and peanut butter in a small sauce pan. Stir over medium heat until just boiling. Add to cereal mixture along with vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, peanuts, coconut and chocolate chips.
Press into the prepared pan using a spatula, spoon or your hands (like I do). Set aside to cool, then cut into bars.

We have found that this is very sweet. Jonathan has taken the responsibility of making these, and he doesn't bother with measuring everything exactly. He prefers making much more oaty and less sweet bars... Have fun experimenting! Oh, also I use 3 parts to one cornstarch to honey. Cornstarch is cheaper...

New Year

This new year has come and started so quickly I hardly had time to accept it. I think it's about time to post another recipe, I think I'm going to give my borrowed granola bar recipe that we love. It gives us something yummy to add to our lunches. :D