So I had to hang up on my cousin the other day because A and I were in the middle of boiling sugar (A was WAAAY back from that, obviously) to make these:
The base recipe was a Pinterest find, from the blog My Kitchen Escapades you can see it here.
What I really like about these is they retain their chewy-ness (is that a word? I’m making it one), without getting tough (overly chewy, hard for the boys to eat), or crisp (crumby mess). Once you make the base recipe you can mix in pretty much whatever you want. The blog that I found it on has suggestions as well.
A and I decided on 1/3 cup golden raisins, 1/2 cup chopped M&Ms and 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips:
A declared these our “September Granola Bars” because we were supposed to be making them as part of our fall fun activities (more on that later), but he told me it was not fall yet so these did not count.
So we’ll be back with another round when it is actually A declared “fall” and A wants to make ones with white chocolate chips, chopped candy corn, fall M&Ms, and golden raisins. I think the addition of the golden raisins ups the healthiness factor by 100 percent, right? HA!