Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Easy, Chewy Granola Bar Recipe

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A simple & healthier snack option for kids & grown ups!

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Easy, Chewy Granola Bars

IMG_5596 (480x640)Ingredients

  1/3 Cup Margarine

10 oz. Mini-Marshmallows

4 Cups Rice Krispy Cereal

2 Cups Quick Oats

Optional – raisins, dried cranberries,  chocolate chips

 

Directions

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1. Melt margarine & marshmallows over low heat until melted.

2. Remove from heat & add Rice Krispies cereal & oats.

3. Add any desired fruits – such as raisins

4. Spread in a 9x13” pan – greased with margarine, use waxed paper to pat down without sticking.

5. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top (I prefer the mini-chocolate chips). Allow to cool & cut into serving size pieces.

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Makes about 24 servings / 105 Calories each – unless fruit or chocolate is added.  This is a quick, low cost snack with fiber!

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15 comments:

  1. What a wonderful snack. It would be so nice to see you at our link party Crafty lassie Tuesday at http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/ Also, we are having a cool give a way and it is so easy to enter. Hope to see you there.
    Thanks Rose and Heather

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  2. I'm visiting from Someday Crafts and I think this is a wonderful idea! I definitely will be trying this out with my kids. It looks like a recipe that they can really help with.

    Trish
    http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

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  3. Hi! Visiting from Someday Crafts. LOVE this recipe! Visit me anytime at twogingerprinces@blogspot.com

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  4. Oh I must try this. My college son needs snacks he can take on the run and he loves granola bars! I'm pinning this!

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  5. These look really simple. I think I will try baking some this weekend with my kids. I wonder how many will survive until Mondays lunchbox?!

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  6. thanks for sharing! :) i should try making these - i can't buy store granola bars bc they always have peanut warnings. (my daughter is allergic and many of the peanut free ones from the health food store, well, dont taste very good, lol).
    new follower from "HIH Weekend Soiree".

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  7. Brilliant! They're like rice krispie treats. My kids love these.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  8. These look AMAZING!! You are being featured tomorrow at the start of another What I Made Wednesday!

    Alisa
    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

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  9. uh, YUM! these look awesome! I'll be featuring them today!! Thanks for linking up to WWWW! Hope to see you again this week!

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  10. Hi! I'm featuring your recipe on It's a Keeper Thursday this week! I’d love if you stopped by and grabbed a button.

    And, feel free to link up another great recipe this week too!

    Cheers!
    Christina @ It's a Keeper
    Follow me on Facebook and Twitter

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  11. Julie, I just featured these on my blog. Stop by and take a peak if you get a chance. They are yummy!

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  12. Hi, what a great idea! But why margarine? Is it OK to use butter? It would be much healthier.
    Thank you!

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