Homemade Chewy Granola Bars
(makes about 20 granola bars)
4 1/2 C. oats
1 C. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. vanilla extract
2/3 C. butter (softened)
1/2 C. honey
1/3 C. packed brown sugar
2 C. chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 and grease a 9 x 13 pan.
Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips) and stir well. This will take a while to incorporate. Once it's all mixed together stir in the chocolate chips.
Press the mixture into your greased pan. Bake for about 18-20 min (mine were done around 19 minutes). Let them cool a few minutes and then cut into bars. Let them cool completely in the pan before taking them out.
I wrapped them individually for lunches so we could just grab n go!
Verdict - These were gone within 24 hrs. Everyone loved them - and all the kids keep suggesting other variations for the next batch. I think we're going to add some peanut butter!