Simple and delicious No Bake Granola Bars that are easily adaptable to include your favorite add-ins!
I feel like a supermom when I have awesome homemade snacks on hand for my toddler. It just makes life easier! And whenever I make homemade, no bake granola bars I have to factor in my husband taking some to work too, because we all love them so much. They’re seriously GOOD. And you can totally change them up a million ways too. Take the base recipe and add coconut, dried fruit, nuts, etc. You can’t go wrong. And if you’re looking for an even healthier version of these you should definitely try these Healthy No Bake Granola Bites.
Once you see how easy granola bars are to make from scratch, you’ll never go back to the packaged stuff. These are super duper easy to make, they store well, and did I mention they are SOO GOOD?!
- 4 cups quick cooking oats
- 2 cup rice krispies cereal
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup mini m&m's or mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup peanut butter or nutella (optional)
- 2 Tbsp flaxseed (optional)
In a large mixing bowl stir together oats and rice krispies. Spray a 9x13'' pan with cooking spray. In a small saucepan add butter, honey and brown sugar and cook over medium-high heat until you reach a low boil. Reduce heat and cook, stirring constantly for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Pour mixture over the dry oats and cereal and stir gently until everything is well coated. Pour mixture out into the 9x13 pan. Use a piece of wax paper to firmly press the bars into the pan. (If you don't press hard enough the bars will far apart once cool.) Sprinkle mini m&m's and/or mini chocolate chips on top and press them gently onto the tops of the bars. Cover the pan and refrigerate for about 2 hours. Cut into rectangles and store any leftovers in the refrigerator. These also freeze well if you stick some in a ziplock freezer bag.
Adapted from Lauren's Latest
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