Yummy. Can we say waay better than store bought? And the kids like ’em too.
1/4 Cup Vegan Margarine
1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar (packed) – Check your source
1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon Vanilla
3 Cups Rolled Oats (regular, not quick)
1 Cup Rice Krispies
1/2 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Banana Chips (crushed), optional
1/2 Cup Hazelnuts (crushed), optional
Combine the maple syrup, brown sugar, vanilla and margarine in a saucepan.
Melt the sugar and bring the mixture to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for about two minutes.
Remove the sugar mixture from the heat and allow it to cool slightly.
Combine the oatmeal, rice, banana chips and half of the chocolate pieces (or other dry ingredients) in a large bowl.
Pour over the brown sugar mixture, stirring to coat everything well.
Spread evenly in a 13″ x 9″ dish.
Press remaining chocolate over top to incorporate and flatten the bars.
Refrigerate for about 2 hours or until set.
Cut into bars (or squares).
Alternates to try
Omit the banana chips and chocolate for one cup worth of the following combinations:
Dried cherries (1/4C) and chocolate (1/2C) with slivered almonds (1/4C)
Dried coconut (1/4C), banana chips (1/2C) and sunflower seeds (1/4C)
Dried cranberries and hemp seeds