Chewy S’mores Granola Bars

Recipe courtesy of Alaska From Scratch adapted from Rachael Ray

Yield 10 granola bars

1/4c butter

1/4c brown sugar

1/4c honey

1/2t vanilla

2c quick oats (rolled oats cannot be substituted)

1c crispy rice cereal

pinch of salt

1/4c mini marshmallows

3T mini chocolate chips

Heat a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add butter, brown sugar, and honey. Cook until melted and sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes at a low simmer. Stir in vanilla.

Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine oats, cereal, and salt. Stir. Pour hot butter mixture over oat mixture and stir until well combined. Fold in marshmallows.

Pour into an 8x8 non-stick pan. Press down firmly. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top and press them down firmly.

Place pan in refrigerator for 30-45 minutes, until set but not hard. Using a knife, make a cut directly down the center, then slice into 10 bars. Remove bars from pan and wrap in plastic or place in snack-size zipper bags. Store at room temperature for up to a week.

You can easily customize this recipe to make your favorite granola bar flavor by substituting dried fruit and nuts, etc.