No-Bake Granola Bars

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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 –

Lauren’s Latest

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.

It was..

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!!

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7 Comments

  1. Carolyn
    5 years ago

    Sounds and looks yummy. I’ll have to give them a try. TFS

  2. Becki
    5 years ago

    I’ve been looking for a good homemade granola bar recipe! I’ll give this a try!

  3. Lisa@budgetdesigngirl.blogspot.com
    5 years ago

    Those sound fantastic! I will be making them soon! Thanks for sharing!!!
    xo-Lisa

  4. Karrin
    5 years ago

    I may just have to try those. I eat granola bars all the time and we are starting to really be aware of what the ingredients are in food we eat. Knowing everything that goes into the granola bars will be great! I may add some peanut butter chips, too. Yum!

  5. KS
    5 years ago

    These were so good! I couldn’t find the original recipe on Rachael Ray’s website. A recipe on Martha Stewart’s website is very similar but it calls for oil instead of butter.

  6. Ada
    5 years ago

    those look delicious.
    I shall try them for my fam. Yummy!!!

  7. Jeanna
    4 years ago

    Tried this today since my oven is broken and my kids are addicted to the quaker granola bars (and i dont really think they are very healthy). I thought these were delicious. However, they crumbled very easily. Not sure if I boiled the sugar mixture long enough or something, but they didnt really stick. Still good though. I added a few teaspoons of flaxmeal and pea protein.