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S’More Granola Bars April 8, 2009

Filed under: Brownies/Bars & Other Sweets — stacielk @ 1:31 am
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I loved these granola bars!  I think they were just as good as any store-bought bars.  Don’t believe me?  Try them yourself!smore-granola-bar1

S’More Granola Bars

2 cups rolled oates (not quick cooking)

2 cups rice krispies cereal

6 Tbsp white sugar

1/4 cup unsalted butter

1/8 cup water

1/4 cup corn syrup

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows, divided

3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Lightly grease a 9×13 inch pan. 

Place the oats on the prepared pan and bake for 3 minutes.  Stir oats and bake another 3 minutes.  Don’t overbake, the oats will start to smell toasty but won’t turn brown.  Transfer the oats to a wide bowl and add the rice krispies.  Dig a well (not hitting the bottom) in the oats/krispies and set aside.  Leave the oven at 425 degrees.

In a large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, water, corn syrup and salt.  Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 5 minutes or until the ingredients reach 250 degrees on a candy thermometer.  Remove the mixture from the heat and pour it into the oats and cereal well, toss/stir to combine.  Add 3/4 cup of the marshmallows and stir until totally combined.

Place the mixture on the same pan you used for the oats, patting it flat.  Sprinkle with the remaining 3/4 cup marshmallows and chocolate chips.  Press down using a greased bottom 9×9 pan to make the mixture fairly even.

Return the pan of bars to the oven for 3-7 minutes or until the marshmallows have puffed and are slightly browned.  The marshmallows may burn quickly if left in too long, so keep an eye on them.  Remove the bars from the oven and cool 10 minutes.  Cut into squares while they are still warm.  Continue to let them cool on a rack.

Store in airtight container or ziplock bags for up to a week.

Recipe from:  Recipe Girl


5 Responses to “S’More Granola Bars”

  1. RecipeGirl Says:

    Woo Hoo! Glad you liked them :)

  2. ingrid Says:

    I saw these on Recipe Girl’s blog, too! Yours looks great! Guess I need to give them a try as I like granola and LOVE S’mores!

  3. Oh man! I’m scrolling through your recipes, drooling, and I come across this one! Wowie kazowie, does it sound good! thanks for the recipe. I wonder what happens, btw, if you use quick oats?

  4. lynn Says:

    I printed out this recipe last year and it went in my HUGE stack of recipes I want to try some day. Well, today was the day, and these were indeed yummy. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful-looking baked goods. I just printed off a few more recipes from your site that I hope to try (pizza pop-up, bruschetta, cinnamon rolls). No wonder my pile of recipes never seems to get any smaller ;)

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