No bake, nut free granola bars
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- 1/2 c
- 1/2 c
- 2/3 c
- brown sugar
- 4 c
- quick cooking oats
- 2 c
- rice cereal
- 1 tsp
- 1/2 bag(s)
- butterscotch chips
1In a large bowl, stir oats and rice cereal together.
3In a medium pot melt honey, butter, and brown sugar together over a medium heat.
4Let it start to bubble.
5Reduce heat: cook and stir for 2 minutes.
6Take pot off the heat and add vanilla. Stir.
7Pour over the dry mixture and mix well until all ingredients are incorporated. Work quickly.
8Pour into a 13X9 baking dish that has been sprayed well with baking spray.
9Press down really well until the top is flat. Take your time pressing - press *a lot*. This is what will help it hold together later.
10Sprinkle with desired toppings. I've found that it's easiest to pour the chips on and even them out, then press down on them individually, pressing them into the top of the granola. Sounds time consuming, but only takes about 5 minutes.
11Cool on the counter top for 20 minutes.
12Place granola in the refrigerator for 25 minutes. DO NOT skip this step! They will fall apart if they are not chilled.