Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Healthier No-Bake Granola Bars

No-Bake Granola Bars

We have tried others, but we seems to always revert back to our trusty granola bar recipe from Allrecipes which we love. But today we thought we'd give it another whirl. This time venturing into the realm of crisp no bake bars. This a variation of Rachel Ray's recipe. Hers calls for granola, which I am sure would be good, but also packed with so many more calories than oatmeal. These turned out pretty good!! In fact, we will probably go back to this recipe. Maybe try adding some peanut butter or raisins. It is a good twist from what we are used to with the crunchy granola bar!

No Bake Granola Bars

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups quick cooking oats {not rolled oats!}
1 cup crispy rice cereal
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

1/4 cup mini marshmallows
In a large bowl, stir oats and rice cereal together. Set aside. 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 2 minutes. Pour in vanilla and stir. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well to moisten all ingredients. Pour into lightly greased small jelly roll pan and press out to be about 3/4 inch in thickness.  Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and marshmallows and press down lightly. Cool in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or until the chocolate chips are set before cutting into bars. Store at room temperature.

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