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Healthy Homemade Granola Bars|

We just made these healthy homemade granola bars with the kids and they LOVE them so much that we wanted to share the recipe with YOU! These healthy snack bars are Dairy and Gluten Free and will leave you craving more. I am so excited for you to try these out and we want to know how you like them by sharing photos on your Instagram or Facebook. @scottiehobbs and @the1gabby.

1/2 cup raw sugar or brown sugar
1 1/4 cups honey
1/3 cup coconut oil (melted) 
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups gluten free crisp rice cereal 
2 2/3 cups gluten free old fashioned oats (I use @bobsredmill )
2/3 cups ground flax seed
1/2- 1 cup chocolate chips @nestletollhouse simply delicious brand for dairy free 
In a large bowl, combine your oats, crisped rice cereal, and ground flax seed. Stir with a large spoon until well combined. Set aside.
Measure out sugar, peanut butter, honey, coconut oil, and sea salt and place in a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring it to a boil. Stirring the whole time, boil for EXACTLY 1 minute so mixture combines and sugars dissolve. Take pan off the heat and add in the vanilla extract. Stir until smooth. Pour over your oat/rice crispy mixture. Stir until well combined.
Let this mixture sit for about 5-8 minutes. Meanwhile, Grab a large cookie sheet or jelly roll pan sized(mine is sized at 12½ x 17½ by 1 inch), and some parchment paper. Place cookie sheet on a large piece of parchment paper and trace around the outside of it. Cut it out and place this on the inside of your cookie sheet. It should fit perfectly. This will help later to keep the granola bars in one piece before cutting up.
Next pour out granola bar mixture onto cookie sheet. Press with a second cookie sheet so it is flat. Then immediately spread your chocolate chips on the top and press again.
Allow to cool. You can add it to your fridge or leave on counter to cool. Once the bars have cooled completely take a knife and cut the bars into the size of your choosing. (I cut 5 bars across and 7 bars down making 35 bars total). ENJOY!!!

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