Homemade granola bars are easy to make and they are great because you get to control the ingredients!
I have been making homemade granola bars for years. Yes, you can buy a box in the grocery store, but homemade ones are so much better because you can control the ingredients and make them just the way you like them.
Now, I am not saying these are necessarily healthy, but at least I know what is in them.
I have made many versions of homemade granola bars over the years and these Chex granola bars are our current favorite. My kids love the crunch that the Chex cereal gives the granola bars.
They are not a crunchy or hard granola bar. They are a chewy granola bar with a slight crunch. It ends up being a perfect balance between chewy and crunchy.
We like these with chocolate chips, but you could easily leave them plain or add raisins or other dried fruit to them.
These are a snack your family is sure to love!
Chex Granola Bars
Chex granola bars are an easy homemade breakfast, lunch, or snack treat.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 4 cups quick oats ( I use gluten free quick oats)
- 3-4 cups rice Chex or other Chex cereal
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Grease a 9x13 pan or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large pan heat butter, brown sugar, and honey. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for about 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat and stir in oats and Chex cereal.
- Press mixture into 9x13 pan.
- Press mini chocolate chips onto the top of the bars.
- Let set for several hours or overnight.
- Cut into bars.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 241mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g
I just have to say I made these granola bars a few days ago and they are amazing!! They are the granola bar I have been searching for, just the perfect amount of chewy and crunchy. I have been trying different granola bar recipes for a while now and this is the best. Next time I think I might try maple syrup or agave in place of the honey or add some nuts or something. But thank you, for sharing this excellent recipe, my family loved them too.
I am so glad that you enjoyed them! That is the exact reason we love them. The Chex gives them some crunch without them being a hard granola bar. Thanks fo much for letting me know. And yes nuts would be great added to these or dried fruit.
I’ve been searching for a gluten free nut free granola and found a couple of recipes. But this is just what I need – no nuts and gluten free. This may be easily converted to granola by adding some baking spices, fruit molasses and bake it in a large pan? I think I’m going to try this. Thank you!
I am glad it is what you were looking for. Here is the link to my other granola recipes. I have quite a few. Not all are labeled specifically nut and gluten free, but most can easily be made that way by reading labels, using gluten free oats, etc. We make a ton of gluten free granola and love it. It is the easiest way to get cereal that is safe for my daughter. https://www.lynnskitchenadventures.com/tag/homemade-granola
Janet C Fowler
I finally just made these bas, and the Non-Dairy chocolate chips immediately melted when I poured the hot syrup into the oat/cereal mix. So next time I will delay adding the hot syrup until after it has cooled down. I’m sure they will taste ok just not what I was looking for.
can I use old fashioned instead of quick oats??
I think it will work fine, but I haven’t tried it.