OK People, You've Had Your Chance.

You know that cereal in the basement you refuse to eat because you don't like it. That cereal that has been there for over 3 years. That granola bar cereal. Well, I made granola bars out of it. Muahahahaha. Um, they're chocolate.

Chewy Granola Bar Granola Bars
from Liz

2 C. oatmeal (quick or old-fashioned)
2 1/2 C. any cereal you want to get rid of (I am using Granola Bar cereal, hence the name.)
1/2 C chocolate chips (I used mini. These will melt when you add the warm syrup. Add after you have mixed the syrup with the dry ingredients if you don't want them to melt. Good luck with that.)
1/2 C chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 C light corn syrup
1/2 C packed brown sugar
1/2 C creamy peanut butter
2 tsp pure vanilla

Spray 9X13 dish with non-stick spray. Use an 8x8 pan if you want thick bars. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.

In a sauce pan, combine corn syrup and brown sugar. Stir constantly while bringing to boil and remove from heat. Stir peanut butter and vanilla into the sugar and corn syrup mixture. Mix until smooth.  Pour mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well.

Use oiled/buttered hands to press the mix into the dish. Cool and cut into bars. (I find it easier to cut while still warm). Wrap bars individually and seal in an airtight container to make them easy to pack.

These are very flexible. You can add 1/2 c. raisins or any other dried fruit. Omit the chocolate chips if you don't like chocolate.


Taryn said...

hahaha! funny opening comment.

in this case, we lucked out. the granola bars are like candy bars in my opinion. way better than the plain old boring cereal.

Whitney Elizabeth said...

I like these so much more than store bought. Part of my morning routine is a smoothie and one of these. Yum.