Soft, chewy, and sweetened with honey and brown sugar, this no-bake granola bar recipe has all the flavor without any of the preservatives of your favorite store bought granola bars! Add chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or raisins to create different varieties!
Heat butter, honey and brown sugar over high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and set a timer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla.
In a large bowl combine oats and rice cereal.
Pour butter/sugar mixture over oats and cereal and stir. Let cool for 1-2 minutes.
Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper. Spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
Spread granola bar mixture into pan. Spray hands and press firmly to distribute the mixture evenly.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips and use a spatula to press the chocolate chips firmly into the granola bar mixture.
Let cool. Slice into bars.
Refrigerate bars until completely set.
Make sure to use quick oats, not old fashioned rolled oats.
Make sure to allow mixture to boil for a full 2 minutes or granola bars may not set up completely.
Do not boil for more than 2 minutes or the granola bars may have a hard candy texture.