We loved them! I omitted the white chocolate chips, and I'm glad I did because then they would have been too sweet. I added some cranberries as well. Thank you for posting, I will make these again!
These are great bars! I used Chocolate Cheerio's and they turned out great. Added flax and cranberries. Will try to reduce the corn syrup next time... maybe plain cheerios or rice krispies...but kids love this recipe! Thanks!
A hit with the whole family. Only change I made was adding a bit of toasted wheat germ. Froze half of them so that in a pinch, I would have treats for my grandson. For me they were too sweet and next time I will eliminate or half the brown sugar.
I made these to use up some stuff...yummy. I changed them quite a lot, but am very happy with the results. I had Cookie Crunch cereal, and some left over Honey Cheerios, and old fashioned oats. Skipped the chocolate chips, and the brown sugar. Instead added 1/4 c. ground flax seed, and 1/4 c. finely chopped almonds. I used homemade corn syrup, and almond butter instead of peanut butter. I do think these are really sweet, and would be far to rich with the added sugar...next time I may add protein powder, but I didn't know how my nephews would feel about that. As it is they loved these and my toddlers were trying to use the drawers in the kitchen as steps to reach them...that was a new developement for my daughter...not my son.;)
Great recipe. Didn't have white chocolate chips, used semi sweet. It was great would change a thing. Kiddos loved them.
Very tasty (similar to my granola ball recipe). A couple tips: 1. make sure the syrup mixure has almost cooled completely when you mix it into the cereal, otherwise the chocolate chips will melt. 2. Regular rice krispies would work fine because the main flavor here is peanut butter. 3. Flax seeds worked nicely and added nutrition. 4. Line your pan in wax paper, then pour in the cereal mix and then use another piece of greased wax paper to press the mix into the pan. 5. After cooled (may take up to 2 hours), lift the granola out of the pan with the wax paper, place on countertop and cut into bars using a pizza cutter. I will be freezing half of this batch and will surely be making this one again.
I decided to make this recipe because it sounded good; what I wasn't expecting was to be thrilled with the results -- these are seriously the best granola bars I've ever eaten! I used all the ingredients listed, including the Cocoa Krispies, but went on to add about 1/8 c. of both flax meal and protein powder to the dry ingredients. I couldn't taste the healthier ingredients -- these are so chewy and delicious and like a dessert. Since these are way better than any bar I've found in a box/pkg., it's absolutely worth it to put them together at home. Also you end up with 15 good sized bars and you can control what goes in. Thank you, karenbear, for what is now one of my favorite recipes!
My oldest daughter said it was a definate 5 stars! I also didn't have any cocoa krispie so I used Rice Krispies and sprinkled cocoa on them. Will be keeping the recipe! Thanks Karenbear!
looks fairly easy and at the same time yummy!
WOW!! We loved these! I used plain Rice Krispies, but added some cocoa to them and it worked out so well. My DD doesn't really like rice krispies, but she does in this recipe! These are terrific for those mornings when we are running late or for an after School snack. Also, I love these as opposed to buying granola bars as I know exactly what is in them! Made for PAC Spring 2007!