Chewy Granola Energy Bars

Chewy Granola Energy Bars

Next up for Hunter, some homemade granola bars.  This recipe comes from a blog called “Jo and Sue”.  I didn’t try one of these either but I did munch on the crumbs left in the pan after cutting and they were surprisingly good, better than store bought that’s for sure!

2 1/2 cups quick rolled oats

1/2 cup Rice Krispies

1/4 cup coconut

1/2 cup mini M&M’s, chocolate chips or butterscotch chips

1/2 cup chopped peanuts, pecans or walnuts

other optional mix ins – chopped caramels, craisins, raisins, dried fruit

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground flax (didn’t have this so just left it out)

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup honey

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

1  Preheat oven to 350.  Spray 9 x 9″ pan with cooking spray.

2  Mix all ingredients together in large bowl until well combined.

3  Press into prepared pan.  Bake 18 – 20 minutes, until golden brown.

4  Cool 5 minutes and then score into bars.  (They say not to omit this step or it will be really hard to cut them into bars after they are set.)  Let set completely and then cut into bars.

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