Feb 8, 2012
No-Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Granola bars are a thing of beauty. They are chewy and crisp, sweet and salty. Such a delicious little portable treat that is super versatile. I'm always on the hunt for nut-free snacks for Jack and these fit the bill perfectly. I've made other granola bars and they are fabulous, but these are easy, no-bake and most importantly, safe for Jack to eat.
The key to getting these treats to really stick together is to press, press, press them into the pan. Put some elbow grease into it. ;)
No-Bake Chocolate Chip Granola BarsPrintable Version
¼ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup honey
⅓ cup packed brown sugar
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup crispy rice cereal
½ tsp. vanilla
¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. In a large bowl, stir oats and rice cereal together; set aside. Butter a 9x13-inch cake pan.
2. In a small pot, melt butter, honey and brown sugar together over medium high heat until it comes to a bubble. Reduce the heat and cook for 2 minutes. Add in vanilla and stir. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well to moisten all ingredients.
3. Pour into prepared pan and press out to be about ¾-inch in thickness. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and press down lightly. Cool on a countertop to room temperature for two hours or until the chocolate chips are set before cutting into bars. Wrap in parchment or plastic wrap and store at room temperature.
slightly adapted from Lauren's Latest