Having 5 kids and needing snacks as we run out the door, these granola bars do the trick. They travel on vacations, up mountains, in lunchboxes, diaper bags and anywhere we go. I know there are a lot of "healthy" granola bar recipes out there, but I need a granola bar that tastes good, and one that my kids (and me) will eat. I am the picky one and you won't see a lot of nuts and stuff in my recipes. The recipe is versatile and you however, may add all your healthy nuts and seeds to your hearts content.
2 c. GF oats
2 c. rice/corn chex(or any cereal you like)
1/2 c. rice krispies (make sure they are gf)
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. flax meal, or 2 T. chia seeds
In a ziploc bag, crush the chex with a rolling pin. Add them to a large mixing bowl along with the oats, rice krispies, chocolate chips and seeds. In a small saucepan combine brown sugar and honey and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla; blend until smooth.
Pour over cereal mixture; mix well and press(I mean really press firmly) into a 13" x 9" pan(lightly spray with non-stick spray) Cool(a few hours),then cut into bars. I end up getting 16 bars out of one pan. I then cut some foil, wrap them up, and store in a Ziploc bag. I usually double this recipe and mass produce.