Is my house the only one that it’s impossible to keep snacks in during the summer? It seems the kids are bottomless pits, and then there’s the trips to the pool, picnics, and friends that all require more snacks. This is a family favorite recipe that you can customize to fit your families taste. It’s a simple recipe and chances are you already have everything you need! And the best part is they taste way better than store bought granola bars!
Chewy Granola Bars
3 c. rolled oats
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. melted butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. oil
Combine ingredients until mixed, then add:
1 c. chopped nuts
1/2 c. raisins
1 c. chocolate chips
Side note: I’ve never actually used this combination, I always substitute and mix and match ingredients. This recipe is very forgiving so let your creativity take charge!
Press into a 9×13 greased pan.
Bake at 325* for 20 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting. If you don’t they’ll fall apart–you’ve been warned.
Some of our favorite add-ins are
Cinnamon Raisin—walnuts, raisins, and cinnamon chips
Cranberry Walnut–walnuts, craisins, and white chocolate chips
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip-leave out the nuts and raisins, and add 1/2 c. peanut butter and mini chocolate chips