if a granola bar and a rice crispie treat had a baby

If a granola bar and a rice crispie treat had a baby…

It would be this: 
Doesn’t it look yummy? Let me just tell you- it is :)
This is what I came up with one week when I couldn’t find a decent deal on granola bars at the grocery store so instead I played with the idea myself. I didn’t want it to be too fussy or involved and I wanted to use stuff I had on hand and at the time I had a lot of marshmallows so I tried it. It was great and the family ate them all before I got a chance to post about them- so today I made some more and even got pictures!!
Basically it is all the healthy stuff of a granola bar, but made like a Rice Crispie Treat. 
Click “Read More” for the recipe!

Here is what I used:
3 1/2 cups of gerbil food fiber stick cereal
1 1/2 cups oats
1/2 cup almonds, rough chopped (I just got one of those little bags in the baking section)
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup ground flax seed (I put this stuff on tons of things)
3 tbs marg.
4 cups mini marshmallows. 
First I poured everything but the margarine and marshmallows in a bowl.
Then mixed them up.
Then I put the margarine and marshmallows in a pan on the stove. 
Mixed those till they were melted.
Poured it on top of the granola-oat-stick-nut-raisin mixture and mixed. 
Last, I poured it in a plastic wrap lined and non stick sprayed baking dish.
 
 
I am inpatient so I just popped this all in the freezer so it will harden up enough to cut it cleanly. Then I brought it out and cut it up into granola bar shaped pieces. I got 22 bars out of mine. 
Once they are all cut, I wrapped each one in plastic wrap and, here is the important part, store them in the freezer! If they get put in the fridge they would only last a couple of days, in the freezer they last a week and they are perfect to just toss in the lunch box. If you want it as a snack at home then you just let it sit on the counter for a bit before it gets eaten. 
In all honesty, Wade eats them strait from the freezer but I am not going to be responsible if you chip a tooth or something. 
But here is the best part- if you are a pro and cut all 22 pieces the exact same, which I am not and did not, it comes out to about:
110 calories
3 grams of fat
 Give or take, if you use all the same ingredients as me (the almonds really rack it up but they are a good fat!)

2 Responses to If a granola bar and a rice crispie treat had a baby…

  1. Lindsay February 1, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    Wow, this looks awesome! So yummy! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

  2. Kara @ Mine for the Making February 1, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    What a great DIY snack! These look so yummy!