My mom has a granola bar recipe that is actually quite good. One problem: they are chewy and I like crunchy. So I have been on the hunt for a good crunchy granola bar recipe. I have tried a couple and this is the one I like the best. They are just chewy enough that they stay together when my son is eating them but they still have a little of the the crunch I love. They are even husband approved.
I found this recipe on The Pioneer Women's blog. She has lots of good pictures if you are interested. The one thing I didn't like about this recipe is all the butter, oil and sugar. The second time I made these I left the oil and butter out and just toasted the oats. Unfortunately the bars just fell part. I guess it is the fat that gives them the slight chew. I halved this recipe and added frozen chocolate chips at the end just before they are pored into the pan and they turned out great. Let me know what you think.