Quick & Easy No Bake Granola Bars

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I have been using this recipe for several years now. I don’t even remember where I first got the recipe from. These Quick & Easy No Bake Granola Bars are a family favorite.

 

They are perfect for student athletes to take and eat after a game. My girls loved taking them when they played volleyball. They are a great anytime snack. We’ve even been known to eat them for breakfast!

 

homemade no bake granola bars

 

Quick & Easy No Bake Granola Bars

 

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla

2 cups quick cook oatmeal
1 cup rice cereal

1/2 cup chocolate chips

 

Optional Add-In’s:

up to 1/2 cup of raisins, or other dried fruit
up to 1/2 cup chopped nuts

 

 

 

In a large pan, melt the butter with the honey, and brown sugar. Bring this mixture to a boil, and boil until the sugar dissolves, approximately 2 minutes.
Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, then stir in the remaining ingredients, except chocolate chips.

 

Homemade No Bake Granola Bars

 

 

Press mixture into a 9 x 13 pan. Press chocolate chips into top.
Refrigerate until firm. Cut into desired size bars. Wrap individually in plastic wrap, or layer between waxed paper in an air tight container.

 

Homemade No Bake Granola Bars

 
These will keep for a week. I think. They never last that long in my house! I have also frozen them, and that works well. Just thaw at room temp.

 

 

Quick & Easy No Bake Granola Bars

 

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This weeks featured post is……Crochet Hat for American Girl Dolls from Creatively Homemade.

 

 

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In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

I haven’t planned out a menu for several weeks. Getting ready for Christmas, helping my married daughter move out of state, and sickness, have prevented it. I haven’t even taken any food pictures! *gasp*

 

After checking the fridge, freezer, & pantry, I filled in each day’s dinner using the daily plan below. I already had all the week for this weeks dinners in the freezer. I have fresh lettuce & tomatoes for Taco night, along with potatoes & carrots for Friday, but the rest of the vegetables I will use this week are in the freezer, including greens beans that I froze myself last summer, and the potato wedges. I may used some canned vegetables in tonight’s soup. Or I may use frozen. I’ll see what I feel like using when I assemble the soup. lol I canned the homemade applesauce, so I just need to pull the jar out of the pantry.

 

Thankfully, it’s going to be an easy week in the kitchen!

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In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

 

Now…. to answer the question that I get asked about a hundred times a day……….What’s For Dinner?

 

Saturday – quick & easy- New Years Eve – Pizza, Pizza Rolls, meatballs in bbq sauce, chips & Salsa, cookies, brownies

Sunday – soup & sandwich day – Get your own!

Monday – chicken or turkey –  Homemade turkey soup – from our Christmas turkey, garlic bread

Tuesday – pizza/pasta – Spaghetti with meatballs, green beans

Wednesday – Taco Night- Tacos with all the fixin’s, Taco salad with multi-grain tortilla chips for some

Thursday – pork or venison – Venison Steaks, Potato Wedges, corn, homemade applesauce

Friday venison  – Roast with potatoes and carrots in the slow cooker

 

 

 

For more ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday

 

 

 

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