Chef Karen: I have a long drive to work and in the morning and I like a little snack to keep myself awake. I was looking for something good but not too fattening to munch on. I found a very easy granola bar recipe and decided to try it. It really works! These take no time, at all, and are so good and can be healthy depending on what you add to them. I add things like coconut, pecans and chocolate chips – because everything is better with chocolate chips! Here is the link for the recipe: http://www.laurenslatest.com/no-bake-chocolate-chip-granola-bars-easy-healthy
A few hints: 1.The recipe says to put the additions on after the mix is poured onto the pan. I add mine in and mix it all together. My chocolate chips fell off the first time – horror! The chips tend to melt a little but at least they’re in there! 🙂 2. I make the “glue” (liquid mixture) a bit more in amount because I like to add lots of extras in.
Chef Jonathan: I decided to do Peanut Butter Granola Bars, so I melted the butter with the brown sugar, and I used corn syrup instead of honey. I then combined the oats and rice cereal, adding the butter mixture to this. I then added about 3/4 cup of smooth peanut butter mixing until combined spreading in the half sheet bake pan, then letting cool till set. These are a nice treat for breakfast, or just whenever!