2 1/2 C. whole oats
2 C. rice krispies
1 C. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking soda
2/3 c. butter softened
1/2 c. honey
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
1 C. mini-semi sweet chocolate chips
(or peanut butter chips, or raisins, of nuts)
We think these are better than any store bought chewy granola bars than we have ever had---and they are sooooo much more healthy for you.
Mix the oats, rice krispies, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking soda and chocolate chips in a bowl.
While we do this, I have the butter softening in our mixer's mixing bowl.
It's a little tricky stirring these dry ingredients--especially if you are 4.Whip up the butter in the mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients and the vanilla and honey.
Mix at the slowest speed. I have stirred this by hand, but it is hard to do....it works just fine with the mixer on low.
Spray a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick spray. Kim and Luke were looking at each other at this point accusing each other of being "stinky". (they don't care for the smell of non-stick spray)
Press this into pan. I press it down quite firmly.
Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes--you want it to be a nice golden brown color.
however, wait until completely cool before removing them from the pan.
Plus, compared to store bought, they are a lot cheaper, especially when you have 12 people eating them!!
Check out all of this weeks recipes at Simply Made Sunday:In the Kitchen With Mom