Homemade granola bars

Homemade granola bars

Tasty and free of ingredients you can't pronounce.

I got sick of hearing about ingredients in granola bars that were bad for you. Even the granola bars that I thought were all-natural, turned out not to be. I wish there was better standards in being able to declare something “all-natural.” There was really nothing left to do but to make our own granola bars so we know exactly what we're eating.

You will need the following ingredients to make your own homemade granola bars:

  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1/4 c. local honey
  • 1/3 c. light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. quick cooking oats
  • 1 c. Rice Krispies
  • 1 c. granola
  • ¼ c. raisins
  • ½ c. chocolate chips

Follow this recipe to create your own homemade granola bars:

Step 1:
Melt your butter in a small pot.

Step 2:
Stir in the local honey, brown sugar, and vanilla. Cook for 3 minutes and then remove from the stove.

Step 3:
Pour the quick oats, Rice Krispies, granola, and raisins in a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine the ingredients.

Step 4:
Place the contents of the small pot into the large mixing bowl and stir again until everything is combined.

Step 5:
Line a rectangular baking pan with wax paper. Press the homemade granola bar mixture into the pan.

Step 6:
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments. Drizzle over the homemade granola bars.

Step 7:
Set the baking pan in the refrigerator until the ingredients cool.

Step 8:
Cut the granola bar mixture into actual bars.

Step 9:
Eat up!

Store excess granola bars in snack baggies in the refrigerator until you want to eat them.