No Fuss Crispy Almond Granola Bars
 
 
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Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup whole almonds, toasted
  • 1 / 3 cup butter
  • 1 / 3 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 / 3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract 4½ oz
  • (125 grams) coarsely chopped dark chocolate
Instructions
Prep
  1. Line a 9”x9” pan with parchment paper or grease it well.
Combine
  1. Combine the oats, rice cereal, cranberries and almonds in a large bowl.
Melt
  1. Melt butter, molasses and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.
Boil
  1. Bring to a gentle boil and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract (it will sputter).
  2. Stir. Pour hot syrup over the oat mixture and stir to combine.
Cool
  1. Allow to cool for a minute then stir in chopped chocolate. Press mixture firmly (and I mean firmly) into prepared pan and ensure it gets right to the edges. (Try laying a sheet of parchment paper overtop to make it easier to press down).
  2. Refrigerate until set and cut into bars.
Recipe by My Cookbook Addiction at http://www.mycookbookaddiction.com/2016/08/15/grandma-molasses-simple-fare-gift-basket-give-away/