Mama's Soft Chewy Chocolate Granola Bars
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1/2 cup unsalted butter or Coconut Oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup real maple syrup or agave nectar
2/3 cup light brown sugar
3 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups chocolate rice crispy cereal
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or mini chips
1/3 cup roughly chopped walnuts
Line a 9" x 13" baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray with Pam. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together oats, chocolate rice cereal, cinnamon, nuts and chocolate chips.
Place butter, honey, maple syrup and brown sugar in a medium saucepan.
Heat until melted and sugar is not grainy but thoroughly dissolved.
Pour the butter/syrup mixture over the oats/cereal mixture. Mix with a large spoon until everything is well coated.
Using a rubber spatula put into prepared pan. Using plastic gloves or wrapping your hand in cling wrap press mixture into pan. Press firmly and uniformly until it is well compacted. Add more chips and nuts on top if desired. Press those in as well.
Place in fridge for 2 hours until very firm. Lift the entire block of granola slab and cut into bars. Bars can be wrapped up in cling wrap or little plastic bags. Can be stored in airtight container for up to 2 weeks, if they last that long.