Homemade granola are a cinch to make, and don’t need to be baked so they are ready relatively quickly. This recipe is simple and the homemade taste cannot be beat. Try different varieties ex. crushed Oreos,marshmallows, almonds etc.

The Healthy lunchbox series: Chocolate granola bar by Bakebellissima.com

Chocolate Granola Bars

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • a pinch of fine sea salt
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Bring the butter, brown sugar and honey to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir the mixture often
  2. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and stir for another 2 minutes, until sugar mixture thickens.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract and salt and mix to combine.
  4. Add the 2 cups quick oats, and Rice Krispies and make sure properly coated with the sugar-honey mixture.
  5. Once the mix has cooled a bit, mix the chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the granola mix into a prepared 9 X 13 cookie pan lined with parchment paper.
  7. Flatten well and place in the refrigerator to cool for 2 hours.
  8. Slice the granola into rectangles with a sharp knife and store at room temperature for up to 5 days.

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  • Myriam

    Thank you!!! I feel SO guilty feeding my son packaged granola bars because they contain so many ingredients I can’t pronounce. He loves them and I try to convince myself it’s ok because it’s granola so it’s healthy. But now a solution! This recipe sounds so easy (I’m a beginner in the kitchen so easy is important!) and good! I’m looking forward to more Healthy Lunchbox entries!!

  • Micha3ygirl

    Making this tomorrow!!! So much better than mystery ingredients. Thanks so much!!

  • These look wonderful. I have stopped buying granola bars as I am trying to limit processed food in our house but my son wants them still. This looks like a great alternative.

  • Micha3ygirl

    Update: I made these and they were delicious!!! Loved the texture and loved knowing I was eating natural, real ingredients!!

  • patti

    thanks for the caramelized rice krispies idea, can’t wait to try them that way for rice krispies treats; also hope I can modify this recipe with apple somehow. There used to be a really good brand here but cannot find them anymore

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