I don't know about you, but I have always been a granola bar lover. But only the chewy kind. I try to pretend the other kind doesn't exist. The "crunchy, break your teeth, crumble all over the front of our shirt while you are trying to eat it" kind and I don't get a long. Nope, nope. Chewy is the only way to go!
Sometimes we eat these granola bars for breakfast along with a fruit smoothie, but most often they are consumed as a morning snack. (No matter the size of breakfast, my kids want to eat again in two hours, or less!) I like that these bars satisfy a sweet-tooth but don't leave you on a "sugar high." They are also quite filling for their small size. But what I love the most about these bars is that they are quick to make and simple to adapt to your personal taste.
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup peanut butter (you can substitute with sunflower butter or almond butter if you have a peanut allergy)
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2 cups Rice Krispies
- 1 tbsp. ground flax seed
- 2 tbsp. wheat germ
- 2 cups of "add-ins" (raisins, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips)