Saturday, October 27, 2012

Chewy Granola Bars

Chewy Granola Bars

makes 16 (4x1 in bars)
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
3 Tablespoons light brown sugar
3 Tablespoons peanut butter (I chose chunky)
1/4 cup organic blue agave (or honey)
2 cups granola
1 1/2 cup brown rice cereal
1/4 cup coconut
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (I used butterscotch chips)

Line a 8x8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper leaving
 excess on the sides for easy removal.

In a Large bowl combine granola, brown rice cereal, and coconut

In a small pot, bring the butter, brown sugar, peanut butter and agave to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and stir until sugar is completely dissolved, 2 minutes.

Pour the sugar mixture over granola mixture and mix thoroughly until all the granola is coated with the sugar mixture. Pour mixture into prepared pan and press firmly. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and press again. Put into fridge for 20 minutes. Take out, Cut into bars. Store in air tight container for up to 4 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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