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Ok ok. Back to the recipe. I love oats and raisins. My kids love those chewy bars with the oat man on them but I don’t like buying them. We finally came to a happy ground when after hundreds of tries I nailed this recipe. Good bye box hello homemade.
I love this recipe because it’s also no-bake! You read it correctly. It’s a no-bake recipe! Woohooo!!! I hope this recipe is as much of a success at your house as it is in mine.
- ¼ cup butter or coconut oil
- ¼ cup brown rice syrup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1 cup crispy rice cereal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2-3 heaping Tablespoons California Raisins
- Line an 8x8 or 9x9 square baking pan or glass baking dish with parchment paper.
- In a small pot, melt butter, brown rice syrup, honey or brown sugar. When it starts to boil, reduce heat and cook for 4 minutes on medium-low heat but make sure the mixture continues to minimally bubble. Stir often.
- In a large bowl, mix oats, rice cereal, salt and raisins. Set aside.
- After 4 minutes, turn off heat and add vanilla. Stir to combine.
- Pour liquid mixture into dry bowl. Mix well to combine all ingredients.
- Dump evenly coated mixture into lined baking dish. Cover with parchment paper and press down with your hands until cereal mix is well packed. Just when you think you’ve pressed down enough… press again.
- Allow the pan to cool at room temperature for at least 2 hours.
- Lift parchment paper out onto a cutting board and slice into 12 bars.