Mark and I took the girls sledding this afternoon, and everyone had a blast! Afterwards, Emily and I whipped up a batch of these delicious homemade granola bars while Mark visited a friend to watch the football game. We go through several boxes of granola bars every month in our household, so by learning how to make our own we save about $16-$20 a month. Have you seen how much granola bars cost recently? Mark will take some to work with his lunch, and I usually grab a few for a quick snack on-the-go.
For Granola:2 cups oats3/4 cup puffed rice cereal3/4 cup sunflower seeds, salted and roasted1 cup crushed peanuts, salted and roasted1/2 cup raisins2/3 cup brown sugar1/4 cup honey4 Tbsp. butter2 tsp vanilla extractFor Chocolate Sauce:1/4 semi-sweet chocolate chips1 tsp. shortening