Today is day two of 4th of July week on Sweet as a Cookie. If you missed yesterday’s post go back and check out my Patriotic Puppy Chow. As a child I never really ate granola bars. I’m guessing I didn’t eat them because most of them have chocolate and as some of you already know… I’m not really a fan of chocolate. What’s nice about granola bars is that they’re simple and easy. You just unwrap and eat. The only thing easier than eating a granola bar is making homemade bars! To be honest I never realized how simple and easy it was to make granola bars until recently when I made my Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bars and my Biscoff Cinnamon Roll Granola Bars for me.
Todays granola bars are easy and patriotic.
Oh and I forgot to mention… they taste amazing too!
These bars are perfect to take to a party and great for children to eat in the car.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/2 cups Special K Red Berries cereal, lightly crushed
- 1 and 1/2 cups quick oats
- 3 tbs. Blueberry Craisins or dried blueberries
- In a medium sized bowl mix together cereal, oats and blueberries; set aside. Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parcement paper and also set aside. In a medium sized saucepan combine butter, honey and brown sugar. On medium heat bring to a bubble and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Once sugar is dissolved remove from heat and stir in vanilla (be careful, it will spit at you). After you stir in the vanilla add the cereal mixture. Stir until well combined. Pour mixture into a lined pan and press down evenly with a spatula. Place in the refrigerator for approximately 15 minutes or until set. Cut into 12 equal sized bars and enjoy!
- You can also scoop these into tablespoon sized balls and make little granola bites/cookies.
- For a more sugary treat top the bars with two tablespoons of white chocolate chips pressing them down lightly before placing them into the refrigerator to cool!