Friday, September 16, 2016

Gluten Free Crispy Oat & Honey Bars

This quick little recipe is a treasure. I have yet to meet someone who doesn't like these bars. And, they taste a lot like the ones you can purchase. 

You could change things up and add different flavored chips, mix in some peanut butter or other nut butters, or mix in a little coconut. There are so many options.

If you are following weight watchers... points add up to 50 for the whole recipe. We then divided the recipe two ways. First we made these 1/4" thick on a 9"x13" shallow baking pan and cut them into 28 servings. These bars have 2 points each.

This way you get a little something sweet without adding up a lot of points or calories.

The second way we made them was to press them into a smaller baking sheet so they were 1/2" thick and cut them into 14 servings at 4 points each. 

Gluten Free Crispy Oat & Honey Bars
Prepare baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray

1/4 cup butter (or non-dairy butter substitute)
1/4 cup honey, agave for vegan.
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups quick cooking oats (not rolled oats) gluten free if needed
1 cup gluten free crispy rice cereal, I used (Gluten Free Rice Krispies).
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life gluten and dairy free).

In a medium size mixing bowl add oats and rice cereal, mix.
In a small sauce pan add butter, honey and brown sugar. Mix as it comes to a soft boil.
Reduce heat and let cook for 2 minutes stirring the whole time.
Remove from heat and add vanilla, mix.
Pour over oat mixure and mix well.
Press onto a prepared 9"x13" shallow baking sheet or smaller.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over bars and gently press them in.
Let cool 1-2 hours.
Store bars in an air tight container.

Note - of course gluten free products are not necessary if not needed.

However you decide to slice them up, they will be a hit I'm sure of it!

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