You know what's better than the store-bought granola bars we all loved as kids? Homemade Granola Bars! They're so easy to make with simple ingredients- a snack the whole family will love.
Keyword: granola bars, homemade granola bars
1 1/2cupsquick oats
1 1/2cupsRice Krispies cereal
1large pinchkosher salt
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2cupmini chocolate chips, divided
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray cooking spray onto an 8" x 8" baking pan and line with parchment paper, leaving a couple inches out on the sides (for easy removal later). Set aside.
Mix all ingredients well in a large mixing bowl (pull aside a couple tablespoons of chocolate chips before adding them for topping later).
Pour the granola into the prepared pan and press in to form an even layer. Then take a drinking glass with a flat bottom and use that to press it in even tighter.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until it's beginning to turn golden. Cool completely (around an hour).
Pull the extra parchment on the sides to remove the granola bar in one piece. Cut once in across the center and then slice in the other direction to get 12 bars total. Serve immediately or store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to a week.