I was asked to find some fast and healthy snack for a women's meeting in my church. I have tried several recipes and a few just weren't what I would call tasty,(of course I am the sugar queen) but when I found this recipe I knew I had hit the mark! Wow! They are soooo good and have healthy ingredients too! (I am not sure about the peanut butter chips but you can cut down on them or leave them out entirely if you choose.)
They are especially easy to make because you can buy granola (in any degree of healthy you desire) and just add it to the mix, pour into a pan, cool and eat! This makes a great snack for kids who are home for the summer.
Bring the butter, sugar, and honey in a pan to a boil and simmer over medium low heat about 2 minutes.
Add granola and rice cereal and stir until it is well coated.
Press the mixture in a 11 x 7 inch parchment lined pan. Sprinkle both flavors of chips over the granola bars and let mixture cool. Lift the bars out of the pan and cut into long granola bar shapes. enjoy!
This recipe was adapted from Back to the Cutting Board
Chewy Granola Chip Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (8- 10 Bars)
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 cups purchased granola (I like cinnamon raisin)
- 1 cup crispy rice cereal
- 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup peanut butter chips
Line an 11 x 7 baking pan with parchment and spray with cooking spray.
Put 1st 3 ingredients in a pan and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer until sugar is dissolved. About 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add granola and rice cereal and stir until coated.
Spread the mixture into the pan and press into the corners.
Let cool and then lift from pan and cut into bars. Place in fridge if they are too soft to stick together.