I have a fun new recipe for you, all you mommas who don't want to feed or buy grocery store granola bars, but are looking for something your kids will eat, and is easy and healthy!
I made this recipe once and Joey asked quickly if I'd make it again. When I made it I added 1/4 c chopped peanuts, raisins and flax seed. This time at the grocery I bought dried cranberries, sesame seeds and coconut to mix things up a little.
Chewy Granola Bars
3 c oats
1 c flour
1 t baking soda
2 t vanilla
2/3 c softened butter
1/2 c honey
1/3 c brown sugar
1 c mini chocolate chips or M&Ms
Optional: raisins, dried fruit, sunflower seeds, chopped nuts
In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, and baking soda. In another
bowl, combine vanilla, butter, honey, and brown sugar. Add to oat
mixture and stir until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour
into a lightly greased 9x13 pan. Lightly press mixture into the pan
with the back of your spoon. Bake at 325 for 22 minutes or until
lightly golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes, then cut into bars.
Let bars cool completely in pan before removing or serving.