Healthy Homemade Granola bars - the perfect lunch box snack for school
Homemade Granola Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Servings: 12 bars
Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup rice krispies cereal
  • 1 tablespoon hemp hearts optional
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds optional
  • ¼ cup ground flax seeds
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ¼ cup canola or vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips or mini M&M’s
Instructions
  1. Dry toast the oats on a large cookie sheet in a 350 F oven for about 10 – 15 minutes, until slightly browned.
  2. Line a 9x13 cake pan with parchment paper so it comes up the edges. Set aside.
  3. Allow the oats to cool slightly before combining with the rice krispies, hemp hearts, chia seeds and ground flax seeds.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar, salt, butter, canola oil, honey and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined. Pour into the dry ingredients.
  5. When all the ingredients are stirred together, gently fold in the mini chocolate chips. Transfer to the prepared cake pan and pat down to create a smooth surface. Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top if you wish.
  6. Bake for 18 minutes until slightly browned on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before removing from the pan and cutting into rectangles.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.