Easy Granola Bars

These babies are so quick and easy to whip up. Eat one for breakfast, grab one for a snack, or have one for a healthy (well … relatively, better for you than a slice of cake!) dessert. The ingredient list is short and sweet. I usually have all the ingredients in my pantry. Feel free to add any dried fruits, nuts, or chocolate that you prefer. These are yummy and so much better than the ones in the cereal aisle at the grocery store!

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Recipe:

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup honey

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Melt the butter, honey and sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat. Cook until mixture start to bubble, then turn the heat down and cook for a few minutes. Take off the heat and stir in the vanilla.

2 cups oats (quick oats)

1 cup cereal (crispy rice)

1/2 cup mini marshmallows

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Combine the oats and cereal together in a bowl, then pour the sugary/butter mixture over the dry mixture. Add the marshmallows. Mix together. Dump out on a 9×11 pan lined with parchment. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Press mixture evenly together, packing it firmly so it doesn’t fall apart. Cool at room temperature for a couple of hours. Cut into bars and enjoy! 

Inspired by Lauren’s Latest blog! http://www.laurenslatest.com/no-bake-chocolate-chip-granola-bars-easy-healthy/

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