Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sweet and Salty Granola Bars

Salty? Sweet?  Salty?  Sweet?  Why not both?  Sweet and Salty is one of those classic flavor combinations that are so hard to resist.  It's one of my favorites, right up there with chocolate and peanut butter, mint and chocolate and of course peanut butter and jelly.  Some flavors are just meant to go together.  These chewy sweet and salty granola bars are loaded with pretzels, chocolate chips, and white chocolate chips giving them that perfect sweet and salty flavor combo.
I love making a batch of these to keep in the freezer.   Then we can pull them out whenever we need a quick breakfast on the go or an easy snack. 

Sweet and Salty Granola Bars
1/2 Cup Butter
2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
2/3 Cup Honey
1 tsp Vanilla
4 Cups Quick Oats
2 Cups Crispy Rice Cereal
1 and 1/2 Cups Pretzels, chopped
1/2 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips

In a large bowl mix together the quick oats, crispy rice cereal, pretzels, and both chocolate chips. 
In a medium sauce pan add the brown sugar, honey, and butter bring to a boil stirring continually.  Boil for 1 minute, just until the brown sugar dissolves.  Do not boil longer or the sauce will turn hard.  Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.  Cool for 10 minutes.  Pour over the oatmeal mixture and stir until completely combined.  Press into a greased 9x13 inch pan.  Cool completely, about 2 hours before cutting.  Makes 18 bars.  Store in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.  To freeze individually wrap bars in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag.  Freeze for up to 1 month. 

Recipe adapted from browneyedbaker
This post is linked to whatscookingwithruthie, simplysweets by honeybee, sew-licious


Patti T. said...

These look very good. I will have to make these for my granddaughter, she is in a lot of sports and has to eat on the run a lot. These would be perfect.

Tanna Goedhart said...

Thanks Patti! I love having these on hand to grab on the go.

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