- July 8, 2013
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I probably have about ten different granola bar recipes. I truly love the things. They can be pretty good for you, they taste super delicious, and they are easy to whip up. I love making my own granola bars because I can sneak in healthy things. Flax seeds, wheat germ, chia seeds, protein powders, you name it. You can also throw in nuts, seeds, and fruit.
This granola bar recipe however, is more on the indulgent side. It is my son’s favorite; the s’more granola bar.
Most of my granola bars start with this base:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup local honey
Pinch of salt
2 cups granola
1 cup cereal
Mini semi sweet chocolate chips
Mix these ingredients in a large non stick pot. Over medium heat melt the butter. Stir frequently as the butter melts and mixes with the sugar and honey. Once the mixture boils, stop stirring and let it boil for about two minutes. Turn the heat off and add 2 cups of plain granola and 1 cup of cereal.
For s’more granola bars I opt to use Honey Graham cereal. It should be noted though, that you can also use graham crackers that you crunch up as well. Either way its delicious, but the cereal remains more crunchy. Which I like.
Stir the cereal and granola into your sugar mixture and quickly pour into a parchment paper lined 9 by 9 pan. Working quickly spread the mixture as evenly as possible in the pan. Next, sprinkle your marshmallows and chocolate chips on top. Grab another piece of parchment paper and place it on top of your pan. Use your hands to press the mixture flat into the pan. This will also help to distribute the marshmallows and chocolate chips.
When you have it as pressed as you can make it, cover the dish and place it in the fridge to cool. It needs at least a few hours, but overnight is best.
When cool, slice into bars or squares. Heck you can even do triangles if you please. Granola triangles taste better than granola bars. At least that’s what I hear.
Wrap individual bars with parchment paper and store refrigerated in an air tight container.