Dark Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars

Dark Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars

I’ve been wanting to make some granola bars for a while.  I  have probably pinned at least five different recipes, but never tried to make them.  I found this recipe the other day, and I had all the ingredients for it- close enough anyway.  I always like to change up something.  It’s really easy and fun to do with your kids.  As soon as Camden went down for his morning nap, I grabbed Arabella and we went to work.

Start with 1/4 cup of butter in a microwaveable bowl and add 1/3 cup of brown sugar.

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Then add 1/4 cup of honey.

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Microwave for 1 minute and stir.  Then microwave for another minute and half and stir in 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract.

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Stir in 2 cups of oatmeal and 1 1/4 cup of Rice Krispies.

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Keep stirring until it’s all thoroughly combined.

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It should be a little sticky like this.

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Pour into a buttered baking sheet.

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Push up against the edges of one side until you create one solid rectangular piece.

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I didn’t have any mini chocolate chips, so I decided to chop up some dark chocolate chips.  I also thought with it being fall, I should throw in some chopped dried cranberries.

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Combine the chocolate and cranberries in a bowl.

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Press them into the bars.

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Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.

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After removing from the freezer, cut into bars.

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Yum!

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Dark Chocolate Cranberry Granola Bars
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Recipe type: Snack
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Serves: 9-12
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1¼ cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 3 Tbsp of dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp dried cranberries, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and honey.
  2. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stir and microwave again for 1½ minutes.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract, oatmeal and Rice Krispies until well coated.
  4. Press into a buttered baking sheet until it forms one smooth rectangular piece.
  5. Place in freezer for 10 minutes.
  6. Take out and cut into bars.

 

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You should make these today!

JulieBird

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Love your helper! She makes it look so easy : )

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