Mornings start early around here. Sometimes a little too early. We're out of the house by 9 (at the latest), but usually by 7:30 (if not earlier!), 7 days a week. Sleeping in is being able to sleep until 7. Yep, that's how we sleep in around here. Between getting kids dressed, hair done, lunches made, chores done and things gathered up, there isn't much time for breakfast before we're out the door. That's where these awesome Easy No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars come into play. A granola bar in one hand and a piece of fruit in the other = breakfast. And once in a while they even make an appearance as an afternoon snack.
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups crisp rice cereal
4 cups granola (I love to use Susan's Granola)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Combine crisp rice cereal and granola in a large bowl; set aside. Combine butter, honey, brown sugar and salt in a medium sized sauce pan. Cook over medium-high heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over granola mixture and mix until the granola mixture is well coated. Press into a greased 10 x 13-inch cookie sheet. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and lightly press to make stick. Let cool completely and cut into 16 bars.
Recipe adapted from Lauren's Latest.
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