So remember last week when I posted the No-Bake Muesli Bars and was scared I wouldn’t like the recipe so I came up with a second recipe, just in case? I was super relieved that I actually did like those No-Bake bars (yay – now I have something very healthy to eat when I’m in my “being good” phase…which ends up lasting a day or two before I need to cheat for some reason – oops!), but I also am so glad that I made this back-up recipe, because these are pretty fantastic!
I’ve been wanting to try out homemade granola bars forever now, and am glad that I finally did, because these are so good and I love that I can make these for the boys and not have to buy the ones from the store with a bazillion ingredients in them that I can’t pronounce (plus, it’s so hard to find ones without high fructose corn syrup in them, which has been a goal of mine this past year, to try not to buy things with high fructose corn syrup in them).
These bars are really simple & quick to throw together, (another no-bake recipe, yay!), and are a great after school/after work treat, or perfect for kiddo’s lunches! For me, they’re perfect for a quick, easy breakfast on the go when I don’t have time to make my usual.
Homemade Muesli Bars
3 cups muesli (I used Antioxidant)
4 tablespoons butter
⅓ cup brown sugar
2-3 tablespoons of honey
Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper. Pour the muesli into a large bowl, set aside.
In a small saucepan combine the butter, sugar and honey; stir over medium heat until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. When the mixture starts to boil turn the heat down and cook for 2 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat after two minutes and pour over your dry ingredients. Stir well to make sure muesli is completely coated.
Spread the mixture into your pan and press down firmly. Show that muesli what you’re made of and keep on pressing! (I like to save the wrapper from my butter and use that to press down the muesli with). The pressing will help them stay together better, so don’t skimp on your pressing duties!