Chewy Cinnamon Cranberry Granola Bars


 Makes 10 bars

  • 2 C old fashioned rolled oats(certified gluten free for gluten free bars)
  • 1/2 C crispy cereal such as a crispy rice cereal
  • 3/4 C dried cranberries
  • 1/4 C coconut oil(alternatively, use butter)
  • 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C honey
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions

Lightly grease an 8×8 pan and set aside.

In a bowl, stir together the oats, crispy cereal and cranberries and set aside.

In a small pot combine the coconut oil, brown sugar, honey and pinch of salt.  Heat the mixture up and stir well to completely dissolve the brown sugar.  Bring to a boil.  Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.  Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and cinnamon.  Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir well to combine.  Once completely combined, pour the mixture into the prepared 8×8 pan and press down very well with a spatula(lightly oiled if the mixture is sticking).  Cool completely before cutting into 10 bars(if they seem to pull apart while cutting into bars, place in the fridge for 20 minutes before slicing).  Wrap individually in paper or plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

Source: http://www.sweettreateats.com/chewy-cinnamon-cranberry-granola-bars/