Deliciously Easy Granola Bars

Here is a recipe that you will absolutely love and make again and again. It is easy, cheap, healthy and delicious!

1/4 c butter
1/4 c honey
2 tbsp brown rice syrup (or corn syrup)
1/3 c sucanat (or brown sugar)
2 c rolled oats
1 c Rice Krispies
1/2 teas vanilla
1/2 c choc. chips
(optional: substitue 1 cup of rolled oats for 1 cup of sliced almonds)

Mix oats, rice cereal and almonds in a bowl. Set aside. In small pot melt butter, honey, syrup and sucanat until boils. Reduce heat and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in vanilla and stir. Pour into dry ingredients. Transfer to a lightly greased jelly roll pan, pressing mixture into the pan firmly.

Bake at 250 degrees for 10 minutes.

Sprinkle chips on top of hot pan and let sit for 10 minutes or longer. With a spoon, spread the softened chocolate across the top of the pan. You could top these bars with nuts, coconut or dried fruit, as well as add these to the dry ingredients.

Cool completely, cut and store in air tight container.  This is a freezable recipe!