By Manda on February 20, 2002
Photo by Susang
Photo by Susang
"I "borrowed" this recipe from the kitchen at my college because I fell in love with these bars. They are so much better than store-bought, and you can add or subtract ingredients as you wish. They make a perfect on-the-go snack; a much healthier alternative to chips or cookies, especially for kids (Great for lunch boxes!)"
Serving Size: 1 (1017 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This is a most excellent recipe. My family said they were better than any granola bar from a store! Very easy to make. You could do it with your kids if you have some. Note: I cut the sugar to 1 cup and used organic, I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of white, used only half the chocolate chips and replaced the other half with coconut. Nevertheless! Chewy, moist, and flavorful and very sweet! A big must if you're looking for that granola bar! Thanks!"
"This was fantastic. I made a few changes to make it a bit more healthy. I reduced the sugar to 3/4c of brown sugar, added only a tbsp of honey, 1/2 c of chocolate chips, used whole wheat flour, and instead of rice crispies I used the Original Fiber One cereal. Cooked for only 17 minutes. They're great!"
"This recipe is fabulous. My husband gobbled up the bars that I made for the kids!"
"My family loves these granola bars. As suggested by others, I used less sugar (about 3/4 cup brown sugar, no white sugar) and they were excellent. They're a special lunchbox treat for my son :)"
"This is more like a cookie bar, but YUMMY nonetheless. Soooo chewy and so easy to make. I omitted the almonds and cinnamon, upped the vanilla to 1tsp, used corn syrup in place of honey cuz that's what i had and used butterscotch chips and a handful of coconut. Next time i will omit the white sugar as well and up the oats and rice krispies."
"This is a great recipe and I might add, very versatile. I didnt have any rice krispies, and my family hates raisins...so I Increased the amount of oats and added some walnuts, pecans and sunflower seeds. If you choose to do this, decrease the amount of chocolate. Great taste and I loved the ease of it!"
"These are really good (and chewy) granola bars; very easy to make. Following the lead of other reviewers, we also cut down on the sugar and substituted coconut for the almonds. I mis-read the recipe and added 2 cups of the rice krispies, but the recipe is so forgiving that it worked out just fine. I think I may try reducing the brown sugar and adding a bit of peanut butter next time. My daughter helped to add the last few ingredients and pat the dough into the pan. Great recipe! "
"Yum! Very easy, chewy and makes a lot of bars. I like these because you can use whatever you have on hand so they will probably turn out differently each time. I will be making these again! My kids, my husband and I all liked these. "
"Sooooo good!!! This was the first time I've ever had a 2nd grader ask me for a recipe. Ha! This was delicious and held together very well. Thanks much!"
"Thank you for this fabulous recipe! These turned out absolutely perfect :) I halved the brown sugar, skipped the honey, and reduced the chocolate chips but next time I think I could take out even more sugar because they're still very sweet and delicious. Mine turned out almost cookie-like, yum! Will be making these again and again!"
"These are wonderful! I made them exactly like the recipe. So good and so much better than a processed granola bar from the store. <br/><br/>Yummy!"
"As long as you remember that these are a bar COOKIE, and not a healthy snack, you're fine. They are tasty. A little sweet for my personal preference, but a yummy bar cookie. So often granola bars are considered a healthy snack when in truth they are a treat. These are no different. Loaded with sugar, sugar and more sugar."
"This recipe is a keeper! All the boys at my husbands work gobbled these up in minutes and the kids at my daughter's school were trading their lunches for her granola bars! Super easy to make too. Wonderful!"
"Per the other reviews, I used omitted the white sugar. We are allergic to nuts so I substituted Grape Nut cereal for the almonds, and whole wheat flour. Tasted like a cookie, very sweet. Next time I will reduce the amount of brown sugar to 3/4 cup and up the rice crispie cereal to 2 cups because that adds a little airy crunch. We had it for a dessert after dinner. I suggested reducing the amount of chocolate chips but the kids said NO. Thank you for a great recipe."
"I made these last night for DD to take to a lacrosse game for her and her friends. These are excellent. I wrapped them up in waxed paper and they are a great take along treat. I didn't use the raisins and subbed butterscotch chips for the chocolate ones. Delicious. Thank you for sharing with us."
"Super good. Easy enough for the 3 year old to help. The kids loved them."
"Certified seal of approval from my whole family. I used whole wheat flour, dropped the chocolate chips, and added craisins. They are amazing! I'm planning to expirement with peanut butter next time around. And, I'll try other stuff as well. These are just perfect!"
"These are so delicious. My kids ate them all up in one day. I told them I will hide it next time so they are not gone the same day. I will be making it again. Thanks for sharing."
"Call it a "Granola Bar" if it makes you feel better about consuming it, but this is really just a chocolate chip-oatmeal cookie in bar form. It's a great recipe and really tasty, especially with the addition of the Rice Krispies, but it would definitely benefit from some healthful tweaks, like others have done, using whole wheat flour, less sugar, less butter, using mini choc. chips (and less of them), etc. It's really a good recipe and one I'll make again but not for fulfilling my family's craving for a "healthy snack.""