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These are delicious - very addictive!! I made a couple of small changes: subbed honey for the corn syrup, used organic puffed brown rice cereal and natural peanut butter and reduced the brown sugar to 1/4 c. for a healthy treat. I found the secret to making them stay together is to press them into the pan as hard as you can. Thanks for a great recipe!
I was looking for a good granola/cereal type breakfast bar to make for my picky toddler, sure I could go and buy them at the store but they are full of preservatives...I was so glad that I found this recipe..It turned out great and was easy as 1-2-3.. I added chocolate chips as well..another things was I melt just a enough chocolate to coat the top..I firmly patted the mixture into the pan and when they cooled and I cut them they held together just fine..next time I will add a little of coconut and probably omit the peanut butter upping the corn syrup just a tad...thanks for the recipe...
These bars are easy to make and taste good. They even freeze well. I made them exactly as directed in the recipe, but the next time I make them I will omit the brown sugar. DH needs to cut down on the sugar and I think the corn syrup will make it sweet enough for us. Excellent recipe! Thanks for sharing.
Pretty good and nice snack for adults and kids. used mini chocolate chips instead of raisins. senseicheryl - to make bars soft, don't boil syrup and sugar on high, use medium heat.
My kids(including my husband) thought they were great and kept asking for more. I put chocolate chips instead of raisins and they were quite the simple treat. The closest to store bought granola bars I have made yet, I have been trying lots of different recipes. Thanks!
These were extremely good exactly as written. I did not change a thing except to use bulk 'crispy rice' cereal from our co-op and bulk organic peanut butter. Turned out great and were a snap to make. My only caveat would be to work quickly getting this into the pan. It sets up quite rapidly. Furthermore it is really sticky so I may mix the wet and dry with two buttered or PAM sprayed spoons next time. And there will be a next time.
These are the best granola bars, and so easy to fix. I didn't have the full amount of peanut butter so I added about 1/3 cup of butterscotch chips. They are great!!!!
A good way to get the kids to eat healthy, but these were a little too dry. I made exactly as directed, except used natural PB and added 1T molasses, which I would think would make it more moist. I'll try again, maybe use a bit more molasses and add some choc chips. Also, I didn't think it was too sweet, maybe because of the natural PB which does not have the extra sugar and salt of regular PB.
These are delicious!! I decided to try them out with 1/4 C. mini m & m's and 1/4 C. mini chocolate chips instead of raisins. I also subbed honey for the corn syrup and reduced the brown sugar to 1/3 C. packed. They were so simple and quick to make. My 3-year old loves to help me bake and cook so this was perfect for us!! Thanks for posting.
Nice chewy granola bars my teenagers have deemed better than the boxed ones. I do add mini chocolate chips to them as I am mixing it togerther. I have also subbed the peanutbutter with nutella and it was a huge hit.