I have been eating granola bars as my mid-afternoon snack at work for the past few months. I eat the same kind for a few weeks and then switch to the next kind. I am running out of flavors to try and it's sure getting old.
I figured a homemade granola bar would taste much better and is probably much better for me than the same old store-bought flavors.
These bars are soft and chewy with a light honey flavor. They hold their shape and don't get crumbs everywhere while you are eating, which is good news for my desk.
Cinnamon chips have a pretty strong flavor, so if that isn't your thing, you can always add white chocolate chips, regular chocolate chips or even peanut butter chips.
No-Bake Cinnamon Chip Granola Bars
2 c. quick-cooking oats
1 c. rice krispies cereal
2 Tbl. coconut oil (or canola oil)
1/4 c. + 2 Tbl. honey
1/4 c. light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 c. cinnamon chips
Combine oats and cereal in a medium bowl; set aside. In a small saucepan, heat coconut oil, honey and brown sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla extract and pour over the oat mixture. Stir until everything is evenly coated. Stir in the cinnamon chips; reserving a few for topping. Press mixture into a 8''x8'' baking pan (or similar size). Press the reserved cinnamon chips into the top of the granola bar. Allow to set for several hours or until firm. Cut into 10 bars. If taking in lunches, wrap individual bars in plastic wrap.
Jenn's Notes: If cinnamon chips aren't your thing, you can substitute with white chocolate chips, regular chocolate chips or peanut butter chips.
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