Recipe by Terri Newell
This recipe is from hillbilly housewife. My kids say it's better than the granola bars I buy.
Top Review by Shwltr78
These weren't exactly what I was looking for. I used rice crispies and thought they would be at least a little crunchy, but they were really chewey and didn't stay together very well. I did double the amount a raisins because my boys really like them. I think that may be why they crumbled - the raisins didn't cut nicely. They were also a tad bit bland. The applesause I used did not have any added sugar, so that may have altered the taste. My youngest son did like them alot though and couldn't get enough. But, I think I'll keep looking for something the whole family likes.
- 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1⁄2 cup applesauce
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 3 cups cereal
- 1⁄2 cup raisins (optional) or 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oven to 350.
- Melt margarine.
- Add honey, applesauce, brown sugar and egg.
- Add flour, cinnamon, soda, salt and oatmeal. Dough will be sticky and stiff.
- Add dry cereal. I used a bran flake type that had added dried strawberries and strawberry yogurt chips.
- Add raisins or chocolate chips if desired.
- Press into 9x13 pan. This is easier if you use your fingertips -- wet them slightly first.
- Bake 20 minutes.
- Cut into bars.
- Note -- I left out the optional raisins, but sprinkled one cup of peanut butter chips over top after baking, then spread them over the surface after they melted slightly.
- Store individually wrapped in waxed paper for easy snacking.