The perfect sweet and salty bite, this chewy granola bar recipe will be your new favorite go-to snack.
How many times have you packed a granola bar in your purse for a quick snack on-the-go? I know I always carry one with me—for those hangry moments. And other snacks are fine, but is anyone else a germaphobe?
After touching the subway poles, I’m not about to reach in for a handful of nuts. Enter these easily packable and accessible chewy granola bars. The store-bought granola bars are pretty good, and I have my favorites. But, as with most things, homemade tastes much better. Plus, you know exactly what goes into each bar.
I’ve made homemade granola bars before—and they’ve often turned out flat and hard. I’m not so into eating cardboard, so I was set on developing a better recipe. In my past granola bars, I’ve only used oats in the recipe. In the words of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, “Big mistake!”
The secret to the most delicious chewy granola bars—crispy rice cereal. The crispy rice cereal makes the bars lighter than using only oats. When mixed with the honey and brown sugar, it takes on a chewy quality that I was missing with the all-oat bars.
- When measuring honey, spray the measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray before adding in the honey. The honey will not stick to the measuring cup and pour right out, which makes your measurement more accurate.
What are some of your favorite snacks to pack?