Once again I was blog searching & I accidentally stumbled upon a blog that had a recipe for 5 minute,no bake granola bars! AND she wasn't kidding... it seriously took no time at all!!
Sending a little blog love (as someone once said to me!) to Anne for the great recipe! Thank you! Here is what I did..with Anne's recipe... (I will post a picture tomorrow..this is so good I had to share it right away!!!)
Here's what ya need:
1 & 3/4 Cups rolled oats
1 Cup koala crisp rice cereal (gluten free no perservative organic cereal--chocolate flavor!)
3/4 Cup seeds- total (I used pumpkin seed and sunflower seeds)
1/4 Cup ground flax
1/4 Cup unsweetened coconut (I only used a tiny bit....I had none left! she calls for a 1/4 cup)
1/2 Cup honey (she used brown rice syrup..I didn't have that!)
1/3 Cup chunky peanut butter (that's what was in my fridge... almond butter would be great too)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl. Mix them together.
In a separate (microwave safe) bowl, mix together the wet ingredients, then microwave them for about 30 seconds. This will make it easier to mix and add to the dry ingredients. The honey and the PB get really sticky together.
Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix! Keep mixing until the wet binding ingredients are as well distributed as possible.
Then, put the mixture onto a low pan (I used a cookie sheet that had edges)and flatten it down. THAT'S IT!!!! OMG!!!!!
Let me just say the chocolate cereal, nuts, oats, and peanut butter go so great together!!
I am thinking a few mini chocolate chips would be great...but hey...I am trying to stay healthy!