No-Bake Granola Bars
I found this recipe from a pin on Pinterest..
And the person who pinned it found it through a pin on Pinterest..
It apparently was an adapted recipe from Rachael Ray..
Whom I found out is my 9th cousin on my step-fathers side..
Ok – that last part is an outright lie.
But can we all admit that Pinterest is making it harder to pin-point
the origin of things?? Yes, the pun was intended.
The pin I pinned came from this website –
And since we are trying to eat healthier
and are poor as dirt right now,
I thought making my own granola bars sounded like a good idea.
I don’t know if I will ever buy them again.
These are light and crispy and taste amazing.
The addition of the rice krispies gives them great texture.
And the honey and brown sugar are a great sweet combination.
I added some salted sunflower seeds to mine because I love that salty/sweet flavor.
No, I am not hormonal right now – why do you ask???
The recipe I followed said it makes about 10 bars.
I cut mine in smaller squares so I had more than that.
I didn’t make mine thick enough either, so they were kind of crumbly.
But we have still been managing to eat them just fine…. 😉
No Bake Granola Bars
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup Rice Krispies
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons salted sunflower seeds
2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips
Stir the rice cereal, sunflower seeds and the oats together in a large bowl and set aside.
Put the butter, honey, and brown sugar in a saucepan on the stove.
Bring ingredients to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and cook for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat, poor in vanilla and stir. Poor over dry ingredients and
mix well till mixture is all moistened. Poor into lightly greased pan (12×8)
and press down hard to about 3/4 inch thickness. You will want to press hard
to make sure they stick together. Then pour mini chocolate chips over the top
and press in lightly. Cool on counter for 2 hours before cutting into bars.
Wrap in plastic and store at room temperature. They will get too hard if
you refrigerate them.
Let me know if you try them – hope you like them as much as we do!!