Do I understand correctly that the nutritional chart does not include the peanut butter? Adding the stats for reduced fat p.b. to this recipe makes them NOT low-fat, if so! Around 200 cal. and 7.4 g fat each (5 pts ww) Kindof a bummer if so.
Very good, left out raisins. Thank you! UPDATE: Also added some PB chips. My daughter loves them. I used honey instead of the corn syrup.
THANK YOU! These are amazing! I substituted Sun-Butter (sunflower butter) due to my son's peanut allergy. My husband loved them even more than my son.
Delicious and easy. One thing I've found if you're making a huge batch: I was too impatient to put it into a baking dish and press them into bars, so I just scooped "granola balls", wrapped them up, and refrigerated them.
WOW! OMG! Those bars were soooooo good, tasty, yummy! Thank you so much! The recipe is perfect! I will make them again for sure! No more "Quaker bars" or any other store bought bars!!! Thanks again! Julie
Wow! How easy! How tasty! How economical! I just LOVED these! My friend and her kids came by after I made these and snarfed 'em right down! She ended up making a quadruple batch for her little darlings to stock up for the school year. FABULOUS recipe!
Brilliant recipe! I made a variation using dried cranberries, chopped hazelnuts and white chocolate chips, then finished them with a drizzle of white chocolate across the top before slicing. I will be making these often. Thanks for sharing!
I've used this recipe 6 or 8 times so far, with lots of variations, and it's great. I've done honey-pb-dried apple-raisin, honey-almond butter-coconut-pineapple, some with dried apricots or dried plums or sliced almonds or cinnamon....I think I could make a couple batches a week and never be bored. I use regular oats and sub about 3/4 cup of rolled barley flakes - they taste very similar to oats but have much more fiber. I also add about a tablespoon flax seed and some wheat germ, and toast all the grains for about 5 minutes at 350 - this gives a much nicer flavor instead of tasting like raw oats. I found rice krispies made of brown rice and have been using those too. I reduce the brown sugar too, and last time I made them I froze the chocolate chips which did seem to help some with the melting - seems like m&ms would work well here too! everyone in my family likes them, and I love getting whole grains into people who will only eat white bread!
Amazing, TASTY, and HEALTHY!! And, it only took 15 minutes to throw together! I followed the recipe exactly except used honey instead of corn syrup, almond butter instead of peanut butter, and regular sized chocolate chips. I bought the honey and almond butter from CostCo which saved a ton of money. Mini chocolate chips probably would have worked better-- a little chocolate goes a long way in this recipe, since it is very sweet as is. I waited till the batch had cooled a bit in the pan before pressing the chocolate chips in on top.... The still melted a little but still yummy!!
These were very good... and I loved knowing what went into them! I left out the raisins and added in some dried cranberries since I had some in the pantry. I did reduce the brown sugar to 1/4c and it was still sweet enough for us. I used the corn syrup option this time but I will try it with some raw honey next go around. I think I let the dorn syrup mixture boil just a little too long since when I went to stir it into the cereal/oat mixture it almost hardened up instantly before I could really mix it well. I should have waited just a few minutes before stirring in the chocolate chips ( a mere 2 Tbs) since they melted on me!!! But the overall taste and consistency were great... I will make them in an 11x7 pan next time since the bigger pan resulted in a thinner bar, and I think I would have enjoyed a thicker one... Thanks for sharing a great snack!!!