This is a family favorite, even with Dh, who usually shuns sweet stuff. The kids go nuts with it..I have to hide the pan while it cools!Cereal/Granola Bar SupremeIn a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients:
5 cups total of any favorite cereals or just use all rolled oats
(A personal favorite (especially with kids) is to use 2 cups organic chocolate puffed rice cereal, 2 cups organic corn flakes and 1 cup organic rolled oats)
Add in 1 cup organic, unbleached wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup Rapadura (whole, natural sugar)Then in a seperate bowl I mixed the wet ingredients:
2/3 cup melted (or very very soft) Virgin Coconut oil
1/2 cup Raw Agave Syrup (could use honey)
3 tsp organic vanilla extract (could use just one, but I LOVE vanilla flavor)Then I blended the wet with the dry to coat everything well.
Then I added in about 1 cup mini chocolate chips. I've also addded in unsweetened coconut flakes and dried cherries in the past. Use your imagination for what ever flavors you like (raisins, nuts, seeds, etc).
Just mix in well to coat everything.
I spread this mixture in a lightly greased (with coconut oil) 9x13 'sheet' pan and gently pressed it down a bit and then baked it for 22 minutes *until nicely golden brown* at 325 deg F.
You need to let it cool really well, or the chocolate is really gooey (hehe, not a bad thing, just more messy to eat and the bars tend to fall apart...more like a 'topping' for yogurt / ice cream). If you want it to cool faster, you can refrigerate it for a bit.
When it's solid enough, it slices into 'bar' shapes really well and they will keep wrapped in wax paper or plastic wrap for 'on the go' eating.
This is REALLY really good stuff, a bit sweet, but you can reduce the Rapadura after you've made to play around with sweetness.