July 26, 2012

Homemade Granola Bars

Homemade Granola Bars ~
Adapted from the recipe found at Lauren's Latest.
How fun is that?

These granola bars taste similar to the
Quaker Chewy variety ~ but, they're homemade.
Yes, they are sweet.
Yes, they are a treat.
No, they are not for breakfast.

But...oh...are they good! :)

On these HOT days of summer,
it is wonderful to have a treat to make
without having to turn the oven on!

Better and better.



I have a BIG jelly roll pan ~ 12" x 17" ~
If yours is not as big, you might want to make half the recipe.
I line mine with parchment paper ~
there is no need to grease the pan that way.

Here's what you will need ~

1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Liquid Honey
2/3 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
4 1/2 cup Quick Cooking Oats
(Do Not use large flake oats for these!)
2 1/2 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
1/2 cup Mini Chocolate Chips for sprinkling on top

Here's what you do ~

In a heavy saucepan, bring the butter, honey,
and brown sugar to a boil.
Reduce heat and boil gently for two minutes ~ stir often.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.

Measure the oats and cereal into a large mixing bowl.
Pour the hot sugar mixture over the dry ingredients.
Stir until thoroughly combined and all dry ingredients are moistened.

Press into your large pan (12"x17"), or two smaller ones ~
be sure to line them with parchment for easy removal of the bars.
Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly on top and press in a little.



Set aside to cool a little.
I like to cut mine at this point,
and then I put them in the fridge while
they are still in the pan, to cool completely.

If there are any left over,
they may be stored in the fridge,
or even the freezer.
Be forewarned...
they do not last long,
and they taste good frozen!

Enjoy!

Many Blessings,
Camille



9 comments:

Maryann said...

The no baking won me over on this one. (I try to avoid the oven with the heat right now) They sound delicious

Sun Valley Homestead said...

Looks delicious Camille....glad to be back checking in with you. I'm blogging under a different http....dh said I should continue even if it's not every day. It's a great way for me to journal..and my kids like to read my blog too.

Blessings,
Connie

Camille said...

Dear Maryann ~ They are delicious, and so easy...without the heat...yippee! Enjoy! :)

Dear Connie ~ So good to see you back here...thank you for stopping by! What a blessing it is for your family to have the journal of your lives to enjoy with you...it is a treasure. :)

Many Blessings,
Camille

Anonymous said...

I greatly appreciate all the info I've read here. I will spread the word about your blog to other people. Cheers.

Camille said...

Thank you Anonymous...blessings to you! ~ Camille

Jenn said...

MMMMM! These sound wonderful!

Camille said...

Jenn ~ Too scary wonderful, actually! :)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Yum!

Camille said...

Jackie ~ YES, truly! :)