No Bake Granola Bars

I went into Whole Foods the other day and they were sampling a homemade granola bar and passing out the recipe. My six year old loved it but I thought it was a little sweet. So I brought the recipe home and adjusted it a little bit.

The best thing about recipes like this is that you can get your children involved! Let them choose nuts and dried fruit they like! When children are able to work in the kitchen with their parents they are more likely to try new things and eat healthier foods. This fact is proven over and over again in our home. My daughter refused to try a raw mushroom but the first time she was able to clean them for a salad she decided it was fun and wanted to eat it!

I hope you will try this recipe, and if you have kids let them help by measuring the dry ingredients and mixing them in the bowl. Please let me know if you make these and comment what changes you made to adapt to your families taste! Enjoy!

3 cups brown rice crisp cereal (Enjoy Life makes an excellent one!)
2 1/2 cups uncooked rolled oats
1 cup local honey
1/2 cup almond butter
1 tsp vanilla
Added in raw sunflower seeds and raw walnuts

In a large bowl combine dry ingredients you plan to use (cereal, oats, nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon etc.). Set aside. In a small saucepan heat honey until it just starts to boil. Remove from heat and add nut butter (you can use any nut butter for this, we just prefer almond). Add vanilla and blend until smooth. Pour over the cereal mixture and mix well. Pour into an UNGREASED 9x13 inch pan. Let cool and then cut into bars (or bites as we did).

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