Here's another recipe for you that has literally changed our lives. Ok, that's a bit dramatic, but no less true. I haven't had to buy granola bars in probably 3 months. My boys love these, and even my husband snacks on them. (The same could not be said about the store-bought variety.)
The greatest thing about these is how much you can control the flavors and sweetness. The texture is great- most of the other granola bars I made at home came out cakey, which made them much less transportable. These are great to grab and go.
Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
adapted from Back to the Cutting Board (check out the notes above the recipe, especially about adjusting the amount of brown sugar you use)
Notes from my kitchen:
* I start by making my own granola, a very simplified version of this recipe.
* The best batch I've made (pictured above), used a combination of raw (turbinado) sugar, and brown sugar.
*You can use rice krispies for your puffed cereal, but I found this at our health food store and we love it!