We love granola bars in this house! Of course, the ones we love the most? Quaker. And most recently, Sunbelt Bakery. Unfortunately, the prepackaged granola bars have so many additives, that sometimes you may not be sure exactly what you’re biting into. They are also not cheap! Now, I only buy them when they’re on sale and with a coupon (of course ), but even still, they are a bit pricey. I have tried to make granola bars before, but they just do not have the texture I’m looking for. Well, this recipe has it all! Great quality, price and texture! Now, they are a bit crumbly, so this would be hard to eat on the go, but they are good. This recipe is also pretty versatile so you can add any extra ingredients you like. I used chocolate chips because I had them already (and they are yummy). What will you add to yours?
- 4 tbsp butter (1/2 stick)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup light Karo syrup (you can also use honey)
- 1 cup Rice Krispies cereal
- 2 cups granola (I used Cascadian Farm granola cereal)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Line an 8.5"x11" baking dish with wax paper. Spray with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, brown sugar and Karo syrup. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low-medium and simmer until all of the sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. NOTE: Do not over cook this mixture! Set a timer.
- Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies cereal and granola until well combined.
- Pour cereal mixture into prepared pan and spread evenly with a scraper. Add your 'extras' now. Gently press them in with your scraper.
- Let sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes. Cut into desired size. I was able to get a dozen from my 8.5x11 pan.
- Store in an air tight container, separated with wax paper. I was very curious to how these would turn out, so I put my pan in the fridge for 15 minutes. ;-) Yu-um-mmmy!! Enjoy!